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From ESXi to Xigmanas. Good or Bad?

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From ESXi to Xigmanas. Good or Bad?


Post by BumbleBII »

Hi, I have been using XigmaNas for a while now as a VM in my VMware ESXi host. And it's all good and dandy. But now I am going to upgrade my storage and without PCI passthought it's a bad idea to run it as a VM. So I am thining about running Xigmanas as my Hyperviser insted of ESXi. Is it a bad Ide?

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Post by cookiemonster »

Hi and welcome. Many people run XN as an ESXi guest like you did. It is only not recommended to use XN without raw access to the hard drives due to ZFS working best to protect your data without raid cards creating a layer of complication down the road.
Depends on your harware setup a lot and what you want to achieve, Maybe you could list your hardware and requirements to see if you could get a better answer?
Main: Xigmanas x64-full-RootOnZFS as ESXi VM with 24GB memory.
Main Host: Supermicro X8DT3 Memory: 72GB ECC; 2 Xeon E5645 CPUs; Storage: (HBA) - LSI SAS 9211-4i with 3 SATA x 1 TB in raidZ1, 1 x 3 TB SAS drive as single stripe, 3 x 4 TB SAS drives in raidZ1.
Spare1: HP DL360 G7; 6 GB ECC RAM; 1 Xeon CPU; 5 x 500 GB disks on H210i
Backup1: HP DL380 G7; 24 GB ECC RAM; 2 Xeon E5645 CPUs; 8 x 500 GB disks on IBM M1015 flashed to LSI9211-IT

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