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ZFS under Linux the PV way

Jun 05, 2009, 10:34 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Ahmed Kamal for this link. ]

"OpenSolaris 2009.06 has been recently released. Since ZFS offers a lot of flexibility and advantages as a storage platform, many would be interested in running the opensolaris stack. In this article I'll be installing OpenSolaris 2009.06 para-virtualized under a centos-5-x64 dom0. This setup has the advatange of running OpenSolaris on storage controllers that may not have native solaris driver support. Not that that would be recommended, however, it might be useful for testing. So, let's begin

"- Install a minimal Centos-5-x64 installation. I installed the OS on a 20G partition, while the rest of the disk was formatted as LVM partition for creating logical volumes for xen guests to live on

"- Install the latest Xen stack. I will be installing Xen-3.4. This is highly recommended since the bundled boot-loader pygrub has the ability to mount ZFS block devices."

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