SunFire High Availability ZFS File Server

This SunFile X4100 Server configured with BSD UNIX based NAS4Free, is a redundant file server with automatic fail-over and a self healing, practically incorruptible file system is for small businesses that require a high I/O and 100% data integrity.



The hardware:

  • These servers take full advantage of the low power utilization to performance ratio of the
    AMD Opteron processor. They include an extensive set of reliability, availability, and
    serviceability (RAS) features. The servers also provide a remote, integrated lights-out
    management (ILOM) service processor (SP) function, including remote boot and

    remote software upgrades

  • Four Hot-Swappable 2.5″ Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk drives
  • Four Gig-E ports and a dedicated 100 Base-T management port
  • Two redundant 550W power supplies




The software:

  • Support sharing to Windows, Apple, and *NIX systems
  • ZFS v28, disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T / email reports
  • CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, HAST, CARP
  • Web interface

The benefits:


  • Automatic failover, if master dies
  • Automatic data copy from master to slave
  • Hot spare for automatic recover from degraded mode
  • Hot swappable drives, zero down time
  • Offsite backup
  • Daily and weekly status reports
  • Industrial designed hardware
  • Lower power consumption than typical PC


David Gregory Medina

Post created by: David Gregory Medina

Leave a Reply