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To summarize: Good stuff! If you are looking for storage appliance software, try Nexenta first. Maybe you’ll luck out and Nexenta will like your hardware. If not, run Openfiler.
The Nexenta Community Edition is free to use. They do make you register it. That’s a bit of a hassle, especially if you fat-finger the key (“Is that an I or a 1?”)
The Nexenta load is no harder than, and arguably easier, than loading Openfiler.
I’ve been using Openfiler for a long time now, but I’m always open to alternatives. Recently I stumbled across NexentaStor, which is a software product you can load on your servers to make them into filers, like Openfiler. NexentaStor is available both in an Community Edition, as well as a relatively inexpensive Enterprise Edition, which comes with all the bells and whistles like built in block level replication. Read more