[CentOS] re: HA Storage

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 18:43:32 UTC 2008

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.

Have you looked at virtualbox (http://www.virtualbox.org/)?
I haven't tried it myself but it looks like a match for vmware and can be
hosted on solaris.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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