Fastreboot and VirtualBox
By smg on Sep 10, 2009
I was getting some work done with virtualbox, vnics and
While VirtualBox does reboot rather fast since it virtualised, but why not faster ? Since the bug with VirtualBox and
OpenSolaris was fixed we should be able. And indeed we are.
By taking out VirtualBox from the blacklist of the boot-config SMF service we can then do Fastreboot within a VirtualBox guest with no issues :)
Let see what platforms are blacklisted.
$ svcprop -p fastreboot_blacklist/platforms boot-config
VirtualBox VMware\\ Virtual\\ Platform MCP55
Ok, lets take out VirtualBox.
$ svccfg -s boot-config:default setprop blacklist/platforms = astring: '("VMware Virtual Platform" "MCP55")'
$ svccfg -s boot-config:default refresh
Now VirtualBox can do fast reboot.
Thanks Darren for the trick with '(..)' for handling multiple strings in the property.