[CentOS] re: HA Storage

Stephen Harris lists at spuddy.org
Sun Nov 9 16:38:47 UTC 2008


On Sun, Nov 09, 2008 at 08:30:42AM -0800, nate wrote:
> Stephen Harris wrote:
> 
> > ZFS is really nice.  If VMware was supported on Solaris 86 then I
> > would have built my own home server with Solaris rather than CentOS.
> > (Although I'm not using VMware on that machine, at present; merely
> > UserModeLinux for my protected instances).  But CentOS is handling my
> > 5*1Tbyte RAID5 OK for now :-)
> 
> You know the inverse is true right? Solaris is supported on
> VMWare ESX(i). Though SATA disks are not officially supported
> by the VMFS file system in 3.x.

I wanted Solaris as the Host OS so it could natively manage my disks
via ZFS.  Making it a guest would be pointless.  Underneath that I would
run a couple of smaller Linux instances (eg for internet facing services),
maybe a Windows instance and so on.

-- 

rgds
Stephen


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