For each of my 2 Xeon D systems, I get about.6 watts of additional watt burn for each Intel X552/X557 10GbE RJ45 port that I plug in, using short (1 meter) cable lengths.
Create an NFS Share for VMware You can create either an NFS share, or iscsi share (or both) for VMware.
If you cant P20 in aversion later than P then use P19 or P16.
Dell - Dell part #A9623557 eBay - All items with SL3T1GL in the description. One of my colleagues discovered 8GB over-provisioning wasnt even maxing wild vegas slots out 10Gb network (remember, every write to VMware is a sync so it hits the ZIL no matter what) with 2 x 10Gb fiber lagged connections between VMware and FreeNAS.As of FreeNAS.10.1 installing VMware should may no longer be necessaryyou can skip step 9 and go. If FreeNAS tells you that disk da3 (by the way, all these da numbers can change randomly) is having an issue how do you know which drive to pull?If you have a second local drive (not one that youll use for your zpool) here you can add a second boot drive for a mirror.Configuration, Advanced Settings, Configure Passthrough. I usually install it to a USB drive plugged into the motherboards internal header. I use /16 for my storage so youd put for the IP and for the netmask. Im using DC S3700s because thats what I have, but this doesnt need to be fast storage, its just to put FreeNAS.That's right, my Xeon D servers, and the 2 10GbE switches I currently own, won't negotiate future.5.0 speeds, simply falling back to 1GbE speeds.Set this.That's right, being able to see and communicate to the person at the remote end of the PVC pipe that the cables are getting pulled through really helps, since flat cables do tend to need a second set of hands to detangle the cables while.This will coordinate with VMware to take clean snapshots of the VMs whenever ZFS takes a snapshot of that dataset.This is when I'm glad I'm now equipped with RJ45 10GbE rather than SFP, as it allows me to easily string CAT6a or CAT7 cabling through a PVC pipe I rammed from my home's basement to my attic, well over a decade ago.Well that was unexpected!