Cheapest VMware ready NAS with 10GbE

dyi freenas, nas devices both with 10gbe

So I am looking to create fast storage for my vmware clusters in my home lab. I currently have two nas I have been using for this but they are abysmally slow. ts-212p and ts-212. I am building two freeenas boxes which will have 10gbe in them. I also wanted to buy at least one if not two nas appliances. I was leaning to dual bay raid 0 for higher performance (lower costs etc) and they will be backed up so I do not really care if I lose the nas ie lose a drive with two drives in raid 0. I would prefer 10gbe since I already have the 10gbe infrastructure. I am very technical so I can tinker a bit but do not want to take all my lab time fussing with NAS. more focused on network\vmware\automation so open API a plus. What nas do you recommend knowing that almost anything will be a substantial step up from ts-212p? Tells you how long ago I bought a nas it wsa expensive when I bought it. a ahaahahh

so priority is 10gbe, speed, vmware compatible (nfs or iscsi), currently getting by with 2tb so low space requirement but could go north of 8tb eventually

Varies depending on the day.

currently using 2tb

 

Pretty much every model is VMware compatible. You can create ISCSI LUNs and connect to your virtual machines as a storage. But there are also VMware ready models with included tools, reports and additional functionality.

The cheapest VMware ready model is TS-253Be. But you can find a full list Bellow.  You can install 10GbE card in this 2-bay and have a fast storage source.

 

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NAS Series VMware Ready 6.5 Windows Logo 2012 R2 Windows Logo 2016 Windows Logo 2019 Citrix Ready 6.5 Citrix Ready 7.x
iSCSI NFS VAAI iSCSI VAAI NFS SRA
ES1686dc Series OK OK OK OK OK OK C OK
ES1640dc Series OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK
TES-x85 Series QES OK OK OK OK OK C OK OK OK
TES-x85 Series QTS C C C C NO C C C C
TDS-16489U R2 OK OK OK OK OK C OK OK
TS-2888X OK OK OK C C C OK OK C OK
TS-x77XU Series OK OK OK C NO C OK OK OK
TS-x83XU Series OK OK OK C NO C OK OK OK
TVS-x72XU Series OK OK OK C NO C OK OK OK
TVS-x80 SAS Series OK C OK C NO OK OK OK C
TS-x80 Series OK OK OK C NO OK OK OK C
TVS-x71 Series OK OK OK C NO OK OK OK C
TS-x79 Series OK OK OK C NO OK C C C
TS-x79U-SAS Series OK OK OK C NO OK C C C
SS-x79U-SAS Series OK OK OK C NO OK C C C
TDS-16489U OK C OK C NO C OK OK C
TVS-x63 Series OK C OK C NO OK OK OK C
TS-x70 Series OK OK OK C NO OK C C C
TS-x53 Series OK OK OK C NO OK C C C
TS-x53A Series OK C OK C NO OK OK OK C
TS-x53B Series C C C C NO C C C C
TVS-x73 Series OK OK OK C NO C OK OK C
TVS-x73e Series C C C C NO C C C C
TVS-x82 Series OK OK OK C NO C OK C C
TS-1635 C C C C NO C OK C C
TVS-x80 Series OK OK OK C NO OK OK OK C
TS-x31X Series OK OK OK C NO C OK C C
TS-x32XU Series OK OK OK C NO C OK C C
TS-x63U Series C C C C NO C C C C
TS-x73 Series C C C C NO C C C C
TS-x73U Series C C C C NO C C C C
TS-x77 OK OK OK C NO C OK C C
TVS x70 Series C C C C NO OK C C C
TS-x51 Series C C C C NO OK C C C
TS-x69 Series C OK C C NO C C C C
HS-x Series C C C C NO C C C C
IS-x Series C C C C NO C C C C
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