[CentOS] re: HA Storage

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 19:44:16 UTC 2008


On Nov 9, 2008, at 11:38 AM, Stephen Harris wrote:

> 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.

You know you may not find VMware server for Solaris, but there is always
Xen or VirtualBox.

-Ross



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