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Solaris™ 10 ZFS Essentials by Scott Watanabe

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8. Creating a ZFS Lab in a Box

The examples in this book were tested on OpenSolaris 2008.11 and Solaris 10 10/08 using Virtual Box 2.1.x and 2.2.0. Virtual Box is a virtualization product that works with the desktop as well as the enterprise. Virtual Box can run multiple virtual machines (VMs) on a single desktop system. In this case, it was used to do installation and testing quickly and easily on a MacBook Pro laptop with 4GB of RAM.

In this chapter, you’ll see how to configure a VM to run OpenSolaris with disks to practice ZFS skills. You can use the same host configuration with Solaris 10 10/08. The Virtual Box GUI presented is captured from a MacBook and is slightly different on other host OSs. The VM that will be created has 1GB of RAM ...

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