While consolidating an infrastructure, I’ve been facing the migration of a Solaris 10 x86 VM running as a guest in Oracle VirtualBox to VMware ESXi 4.
Here are a few thoughts I’ve had to get through this project. The last one will be the good one, and yes, once more, ZFS has been of a great help!
1/ Migration using an OVF template
Solaris Zones migration with ZFS
In this entry I will demonstrate how to migrate a Solaris Zone running
on T5220 server to a new T5220 server using ZFS as file system for
Introduction to Solaris Zones
Solaris Zones provide a new isolation primitive for the Solaris OS,
which is secure, flexible, scalable and lightweight. Virtualized OS
services look like different Solaris instances. Together with the