With Jumbo Frames enabled on the new gig switch, the storage server configured, and the host machines clustered the dev rack is moving towards stability. Now that were almost done with testing its time to get the cabling of this bad boy a little neater. Now with this being a dev rack and all testing is never truly over and improvements will always be made but it will look nice doing it from now on. Were getting great numbers from the NFS shares concerning transfer speeds without any tweaks. Running a quick back in Proxmox 2.0 i get 87 Mbps from yellow array (RAIDZ 146GB 15K SAS) which is currently degraded (replacement drive in route) to the orange array (RAIDZ2 146GB 10K U320 SCSI w/ gzip compression enabled). So far so good but the next project is some sort of off site tape backup for the data. FreeNas is great with its daily logs and prompt warning when finding issues. More to come…