Thursday Apr 16, 2009

Demonstrating VirtualBox 2.2 providing VMware Wrk 5.x + ESX compatility

For OpenSolaris Virtual Image and Virtual Appliances creation procces most important is , if we can load VMDK file created on VirtualBox into VMware Workstation in ESX server family products. Lets really try it for OpenSolaris 64bit. For example for Devel, QA and LAB services can be important to make direct VMDK disk migration without to go throw painful OVF virtual disk compression/decompression.

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Home No-Network needed OpenSolaris Live-CD IPS REPO full mirror

One time my child was sick I need to work from home for longer time, unfortunately I was in this time assigned to project required a IPS repository access. My network a home is not enough stable to use IPS remote mirror, so I as workaround use this script to create Home No-Network needed OpenSolaris Live-CD IPS REPO full mirror I think you can find this approach and script helpful in home Virtual Appliances prototyping.[Read More]

Wednesday Apr 15, 2009

Compressed ZFS Stream sizes in various compressing programs and OVF

ZFS filesystems use spread writes against all disk drive, it also use compressed metadata and finally it uses 'copy-on-write', so ZFS Root file systems is not easy compressable.[Read More]

Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

VirtualBox 2.2 provide VMware Wrk 5.x + ESX compatible devices

As part of OVF support in new VirtualBox I participate on interesting behind the scene HW compatibility improvement, one of such thins is improved HW compatibility with VMware ESX and Vmware Workstation 5.x+ESX HW profiles

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