Wednesday Apr 22, 2009

Home Storage OpenSolaris based Server (Install Fedora 9 & Benchmarks)

Install Fedora 9 x64-86 from DVD and do disk Benchmarks (Bonnie and IOzone)[Read More]

Tuesday Apr 21, 2009

Home Storage OpenSolaris based Server (Check HW with Fedora 9)

Use Fedora 9 LiveCD for check HW capabilities

I will use a Fedora 9 LiveCD as HW diagnostic CD, because most of you will me more familiar with Linux then with OpenSolaris.

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Monday Apr 20, 2009

Home Storage OpenSolaris based Server from AMD dual-core older PC

After upgrade of my home PC to AMD quad-core Phenom I got left some relatively powerful hardware:

Asus M2NPV-VM mATX motherboard with 2GB orf667Mhz DDRII and Dual Core Athlon X2 5400+ 65W

Normally I am selling old parts, but now I was wonder if I can build cheap OpenSolaris ZFS based file server from it.

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HW for Virtualization Workshops

Main page of my experience with HW for Virtualization

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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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]

Virtual Appliances & OVF Workshop

Main page for our expertize about Virtual Appliances & OVF[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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Monday Apr 13, 2009

3. Fix HW difference between VMware and VirtualBox VM

3. Fix HW difference between VMware and VirtualBox VM[Read More]

Create VirtualBox VM definition based on VMware VM definition

Create VirtualBox VM definition based on VMware VM defintinons[Read More]

Sunday May 04, 2008

OpenSolaris 2008.05 released, use os200805.iso in Virtual Environments

[http://www.sun.com/launch/ OpenSolaris 2008.05 released] , two distribution Live CD media are available:

os200805.isoGZIP compressionPrimary Languages
os200805g.iso LZMA compressionAll Languages

Install of GZIP based media os200805.iso is reported to be faster in Virtual Environments like xVM, VirtualBOX, Vmware or Paralles.

Note: You can add languages later from pkg.opensolaris.org network repository with pkg install

For example to add Czech language support install these packages:

pkg search -r -s | grep Czech
SUNWgnome-l10nmessages-cs      GNOME software message files for Czech
SUNWlang-cs                    Czech language support

pkg install SUNWlang-cs SUNWgnome-l10nmessages-cs

Hint: You can also try OpenSolaris 2008.05 on many platforms using just released SUN VirtualBox version 1.6

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