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Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System: Configuration and Tuning for NFS Performance (Doc ID 1213725.1)

Last updated on JULY 20, 2021

Applies to:

Sun Storage 7410 Unified Storage System - Version All Versions and later
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 - Version All Versions and later
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 - Version All Versions and later
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-BA - Version All Versions and later
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS5-2 - Version All Versions and later
7000 Appliance OS (Fishworks)

Goal

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To provide information to assist the user to configure the system for NFS performance

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 The choice of the ZFS pool RAID level
 Choosing a RAID level:
 RAID recommendations:
 Number of disks configured in the ZFS pool(s)
 Pool/disks recommendations:
 Provision of Write-optimized SSDs (logzillas)
 Log SSD vs DRAM:
 Applications & Protocols that use Synchronous Writes:
 'Mirror' or 'Stripe' Log SSDs configuration ?
 Log SSD recommendations:
 Provision of Read-optimized SSDs (readzillas)
 Read SSD recommendations:
 Matching the ZFS pool blocksize to the client workload I/O size
 Notes on blocksize and file re-writing:
 Blocksize recommendations:
 Size of (DRAM) Memory
 Memory recommendations:
 Concurrent server threads recommendation:
 Number/speed of CPUs
 Do we have a hardware performance 'bottleneck' ?
 1. Buy more (or faster) CPUs when ...
 2. Buy/Use more network when ...
 3. Buy more DRAM when ...
 4. Buy your first Readzilla(s), if you have none to start, when ...
 5. Buy MORE Readzillas when ...
 6. Buy your first Logzilla(s), if you have none to start, when ...
 7. Buy MORE Logzillas when ...
 8. Buy more spinning disks when ...
References

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