I have a very small AD setup at home with an EON Storage NAS which is a build of OpenSolaris. I didn't do nearly as much testing up front as I wanted to, but it seemed to be a pretty solid OS. The problem I'm having now is the lack of OpenSolaris knowledge I have when trying to optimize performance.
Are there any NAS OSs out there that anyone recommends that:
Perform well with Windows
Have AD integrated permissions
I'm running a Cisco (not linksys) gigabit LAN that should be very capable of supporting full speeds. I'm currently getting very slow transfer rates between my current NAS and my windows 7 clients (~10MB/s sustained). That's from a windows 7x64 mirrored SATA disk to a 4 disk RAIDZ ZFS datastore via a gigabit LAN. I am also experiencing dropouts of the solaris box during transfers that I am starting to think are compatibility issues between windows and the OpenSolaris box.
I plan to use this NAS for my VMWare datastore (either via iSCSI or NFS) as well as a media and file server (pictures, SD/HD Video, music). Any recommendations or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.