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Completing the all flash datastore

In case you read my last two posts and followed along, you now have an all flash ZFS on Linux based datastore. Only problem is, it’s not performing at all.

ZFS on Linux with all flash?

In the previous post I described how I mounted 4 NVMe flash drives in a single host in order to build an all-flash datastore. In this post, I’ll describe how to move from FreeNAS, TrueNAS (or any other ZFS host OS) to ZFS on Linux, and test if the performance is acceptable to continue with ZFS.

Building an all flash datastore - hardware

The ZFS filesystem is around since 2005, and it’s considered by many as one of the great contributions of Sun beside more obvious ones like Java.

vRO API Explorer update

The vRealize Orchestrator API Explorer is a popular reference site for people working with vRealize Orchestrator (vRO). Flores Eken and I built it 4 years ago when working on a huge private cloud project for which vRO was instrumental.

VMware is all-in on Kubernetes

VMware made a number of announcements in the Kubernetes space today under the VMware Tanzu portfolio, confirming again this is one of the main strategic pillars.

Pivotal Application Service for Kubernetes

Last month, Pivotal announced their flagship product - the Cloud Foundry based Pivotal Application Service - is coming to Kubernetes. I requested access to the private alpha, and was allowed in.