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Ysul current hardware doesn't give satisfaction:

  • zfs locks -- it's very common to wait for IO some seconds
  • RAM too low

Decision has been made to supersede with a 32 or 64 Gb of RAM, pure SSD, raid 1 solution (some write performance cost is okay for redundancy). OS will be FreeBSD 11, with first the devserver role (we'll see afterwards what we do for webserver-legacy).


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dereckson triaged this task as High priority.Nov 21 2019, 21:31
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dereckson added a comment.EditedNov 21 2019, 21:42


For cost optimization, as the final decision was made this Monday, we were waiting for Black Friday promotion.
Purchase has been done for a PRO-6-S (Intel Xeon E3-1240-V6, 64 GB DDR4 ECC, 2x 500 GB SSD).


I'm installing FreeBSD 12.1 through KVM. Then Salt. Then we automate the setup and fix the issues.