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Oracle® ZFS Storage Appliance Administration Guide
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Using This Documentation

Chapter 1 Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Overview

Chapter 2 Status

Chapter 3 Initial Configuration

Chapter 4 Network Configuration

Chapter 5 Storage Configuration

Storage Configuration Profile

Storage Configuration Rules and Guidelines

Storage Verification

Storage Allocation on SAS-2 Systems

Data Profile Configuration

Importing Existing Storage Pools

Adding Additional Storage

Unconfiguring Storage

Storage Pool Scrub

Configuring Storage Using the BUI

Configuring a Storage Pool

Adding Cache Devices to an Existing Pool

Configuring Storage Using the CLI

Adding Cache Devices to an Existing Pool

Chapter 6 Storage Area Network Configuration

Chapter 7 User Configuration

Chapter 8 Setting ZFSSA Preferences

Chapter 9 Alert Configuration

Chapter 10 Cluster Configuration

Chapter 11 ZFSSA Services

Chapter 12 Shares, Projects, and Schema

Chapter 13 Replication

Chapter 14 Shadow Migration

Chapter 15 CLI Scripting

Chapter 16 Maintenance Workflows

Chapter 17 Integration


Storage Configuration Rules and Guidelines

For optimal performance, keep in mind the following:

Rule 1 -- All "data" disks contained within a head node or JBOD must have the same rotational speed (media rotation rate). The ZFSSA software will detect misconfigurations and generate a fault for the condition.

Recommendation 1 -- Due to unpredictable performance issues, avoid mixing different disk rotational speeds within the same pool.

Recommendation 2 -- For optimal performance, do not combine JBODs with different disk rotational speeds on the same SAS fabric (HBA connection). Such a mixture operates correctly, but likely results in slower performance of the faster devices.

Recommendation 3 -- When configuring storage pools that contain data disks of different capacities, ZFS will in some cases use the size of the smallest capacity disk for some or all of the disks within the storage pool, thereby reducing the overall expected capacity. The sizes used will depend on the storage profile, layout, and combination of devices. Avoid mixing different disk capacities within the same pool.