BSDCan2016 - v1.1.24a

BSDCan 2016
The Technical BSD Conference

Baptiste Daroussin
Day Talks #2 - 11 June - 2016-06-11
Room DMS 1140
Start time 14:45
Duration 01:00
ID 682
Event type Lecture
Track Hacking

FreeBSD based high density filers

Study and design of the storage backing the Gandi hosting services

Gandi has been replacing its old Nexenta filers with new one FreeBSD based. This talk will expose the reason of this choice, the policy regarding patches and contributions, the design of the new filers and the setup of a regression test lab.

For many years, all storage backing Gandi services has been provided by customized Nexenta based filers. For various reasons that will be exposed it has been decided to replace them with new ones.

A study was made comparing the different possible candidates: Illumos based OS, FreeBSD, ZoL, resulting in the choice of FreeBSD.

The talk will cover the design of the new filers, the migration process, the patches and contributions that where made to FreeBSD.

PLEASE NOTE: the original video is not available. In its place, we have the audio track.