UUASC Virtualization Roundtable
By John Clingan on Feb 28, 2007
I am a somewhat active member of the UUASC. Tomorrow I will single-handedly lower the average IQ of a panel of experts by 20 points by participating in a roundtable discussion on virtualization. I must say that I love the topic (along with Thin Clients, Java, etc). I may have to pull an IOU for more time or simply get the hook
After the kids hit the sack last night, I was up 'til the weee hours preparing (futzing around). I installed the Solaris Container Demo (right). I'm working on the demo upgrade to support newer Zone features (such as cloning), but it won't make the deadline for tomorrow. Qemu hosted on Solaris is also ready to go. The attempt to live upgrade from build 41 to build 58 was unsuccessful. I've customized (read: hosed) my Nevada image by installing wwwaayyy too many unsupported bits. Hopefully there will be time to get it installed under Qemu.
If any of you have anecdotal stories on using Dynamic Reconfiguration / Dynamic System Domains, Solaris on Xen/VMWare/Qemu, LDoms (Sun internal only until it's released), Zones and/or Solaris Resource Management, I'd love to bring it up in the talk. If you can't make the talk, you can always check out our virtualization page.
Gotta go. Since we host the meeting in the Sun office, I have to locate a round table. All of the ones I know of are either square or oblong. Hrumph.