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  1. I have no issues with 2 SSDs in my G8 - 1 on SATA port on MB, and 1 connected on HighPoint minisas.
  2. I edited the original post to include a number of pictures. Note - this is my first time posting images, so let me know (and advise) if they are not visible.
  3. The second picture above shows the door open on the HP with the 4 drive trays shown.
  4. Thanks. I like it a lot. I've gone through numerous cases, motherboards and controller cards before arriving at this setup. I hope my numerous trials help someone else. I will also revise the original post to add that the hard drives enumerate the same as their respective slots - HP (drives 1-5) and the external case (drives 6-13). Note - For the HP, the four hard drives are hot-swap with the SSD being internal.
  5. I posted my setup in the hardware thread, but am posting as its own thread for those people who are considering different build configurations. I have run XPEnology on a number of different setups (ESXi and bare metal). This is my current setup with 12 hot swap disks: HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 - enumerated drives 1-6 - drives 1-4 - 4 hot swap bays - drive 5 - SSD for cache using optical drive connectors and space - drive 6 - empty and I believe unusable (only 5 connectors on motherboard) - CPU upgraded to Xeon E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30GHz - 16 GB ECC RAM (2 x 8 GB 1333 MHz @
  6. I have run XPEnology on a number of different setups (ESXi and bare metal). This is my current setup with 12 how swap disks: HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 - 4 hot swap bays - 1 SSD for cache using optical drive connectors and space - CPU upgraded to Xeon(E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30GHz - 16 GB ECC RAM (2 x 8 GB 1333 MHz @ 1.5 V) - HighPoint Rocket 2722 External 8-Port PCI-Express 2.0 x8 SAS/SATA 6Gb/s Non-RAID Controller - Integrated Remote Console (same as IPMI on Supermicro) Sans Digital ST-SAN-TR8X+ Digital TowerRAID - 8 hot swap bays - connected to HighPoint Card using 2x Mini
  7. ESXi does not allow creation of a datastore on the USB. For this reason, it is good to use a minimal size USB since you are not going to be able to use the rest of the space on the drive. I do recall sometimes having errors when trying to create a datastore on a SATA drive in ESXi 5.5 that had previously been used in another operating system. I do not recall the specific errors that I sometimes get, but in case it helps you I was able to get around the problem using one of the following methods: 1) Within ESXi, once again select the disk for creation of a datastore. There are at l
  8. I was able to get this to work by (1) sharing my content form my server (FreeNAS) using NFS (2) mounting the share from the command line in XPEnology
  9. I was able to get this to work by (1) sharing my content form my server (FreeNAS) using NFS (2) mounting the share from the command line in XPEnology
  10. OK, I'm coming back asking questions after a couple of time (one 6 months and just recently) trying to figure out how to install ZFSonLinux. There are a number of different methods of installing ZFSonLinux depending on the flavor of Linux. As I look at the choices, it's not clear to me which one(s) are the correct choice for XPEnology. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  11. Holy crap, Batman! That would be awesome. I took a look at the site and it looks like it will take someone with many more skills than I possess in order to figure out how to get it installed on XPEnology, but if someone does, I will be the first to try it out!
  12. I have enough memory (AFAIK, 1 GB of RAM recommended for each TB of ZFS storage + 1 more GB of RAM) and the RAM is also ECC. Aside from all the bells and whistles, one thing that I love about ZFS is the ability to move my pools of storage from OS to another without having to copy terabytes of data from one file system to another. I've been able to move my pools from BSD to ZFSGuru to FreeNAS to OpenIndiana in just a few minutes. And, I agree that the Synology interface is that best that I've seen. The only downside that I see is the file system. I would love to move everything, but
  13. A post on another site led me to the XPEnology site and from here to sources for installing in ESXi. All in all, very cool. I am currently running an OpenIndiana-based NAS (with a napp-it front end) in ESXi in order to take advantage of the ZFS file system. The one, and only, limitation I see for the Synology is the lack of the ZFS file system. As I was playing with Synology, it allows me to mount my CIFS shares from the OpenIndiana NAS. Surprisingly, to me at least, the mounted shares can be accessed on my network as if they are physically attached to the Synology. So, what