Many things to share but not enough time to create individual posts so I’ll just make one. Even writing this took over a month to finish…
The current setup of storage for my Proxmox server is mostly local storage with ISOs located on the FreeNAS server connected via NFS. With only 500GB of hard drive space on the VM host, there’s not a lot of space for VMs nor disk IO.
With a single gigabit connection between the VM host and file server, the throughput still imposes a large amount of latency. Perhaps bonding the 2 interfaces on the remaining Intel Pro 1000 on the VM host to create a logical interface would increase throughput. Of course the other end would have a pair of gigabit interfaces to go along with it too.
It’s been a while since the last Proxmox project post, and this was because of actually executing the plan – getting all the parts and playing around with it all.
Had a lot of issues when importing a ZFS volume after a complete OS reinstall. CIFS wouldn’t start giving an error “Service cannot be started”. This was due to the Smb configuration being stored on the mnt volume and since it doesn’t have permissions, FreeNAS can’t load the smb.conf file nor start the service.
How I started
Going into this project, I only had knowledge of building computers, but didn’t know what it meant to build a server. This is the “server” I built from the ground up; I even built the case from sheet metal. This project is where I found my passion and the desire to learn more about the infrastructure environment.