NexentaStor 4.0 Community Edition Now Available!

This latest version of NexentaStor delivers significant performance, reliability and functionality improvements to NexentaStor. Having passed through rigorous engineering, customer and partner testing with flying colors. NexentaStor will continue to be available in two editions: Community Edition (free, full-featured, community supported software for configurations up to 18TB), and Enterprise Edition (licensed by the size of the storage pool). NexentaStor 4.0 is Citrix and VMware Ready and … [Read more...]

Nexenta 3.1.4 and beta Nexenta NFS VAAI Plugin released

Along with the release of NexentaStor 3.1.4, Nexenta Systems today officially released the NFS VAAI beta plugin for VMware vSphere 5.x via the community NexentaStor.org forums. VAAI-NAS is still not widely supported in the NAS world, and of those that do, not all support all the primitives.  You can search the VMware Compatibility Guide for vendors that are VAAI-NAS certified. Quick Tutorial Here’s a quick tutorial to install the agent in NexentaStor and the plugin in VMware ESXi. ** … [Read more...]

Building my Nexenta VM using (NFS) best practices

I am currently using Nexentastor for my home lab. In my previous post I’ve explained how I build my low power 64Gb home lab. I’ve installed Nexentastor Community Edition on my virtual machine with the following specs: 2vCPU 8GB RAM 16Gb system disk on local SSD use VMXNET3 network adapter for better performance. I attached 7 disks as RDM (4 SATA + 3 SSD) If you got VT-d capable CPU you might want to attach your SATA controller directly to your Nexenta VM. Download the Nexentastor … [Read more...]

Nexenta CE – VAAI for NFS beta plugin

I stumbled upon a folder in the Nexenta USB stick handout I got on VMworld. It included some scripts to install VAAI for NFS on Nexenta CE! I checked it out, and they seem to work ok although the plugin released 22 October 2012 is still 1.0.127 beta Download the plugin here As this is still beta, please just use it in your lab... not production … [Read more...]

NexentaStor Community Edition 3.1.3.5 Released

I was waiting for the 3.1.4 version to be released, but instead Nexenta released the 3.1.3.5 version. So, What’s new in this release: Romley Motherboard support VMXNET3 driver (Wait… 10G Networking support for Virtual Storage Appliance, NICE) General Stability (See the list of bug fixes.) Note for VMware Appliance users. It’s important that you read the complete release notes, lots of new improvements and instructions how to install the new open vmware tools in the appliance … [Read more...]