[OpenIndiana-discuss] VirtualBox on OI host
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Fri Jun 17 00:30:43 UTC 2011
> On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 03:54 PM, Gabriele Bulfon wrote:
> a couple of years ago I was building my VMs with OpenSolaris +
VirtualBox 3.x, then
> I had to abandon my project because of instabilities of VB expecially
whth Windows Server guests.
> With a lot of sadness I had to rely on VMWare for production systems,
with the drawback that
> standalone VMWare hosts (the ones without a ZFS storage) cannot
benefit of the ZFS filesystem on the host to make snapshots and so on.
> How does VB4.x behaves on OI? Anybody uses it?
> Maybe the new combination makes it a production ready approach?
> As I have previously posted on this list, no problems with vbox 3.x on
> oi_147 with Windows Server 2007. I have yet to experience instability
> with vbox. I don't know why you have instabilities, but I have no
> problems with OI, vbox or the Windows os installation. What problems I
> did encounter were limited to the Softlink Oliver library software.
> Maybe your problems are hardware related and not with
On Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:54 PM, Gabriele Bulfon wrote:
> I ran a VBox 3.x for almost a couple of years, inside a Solaris 10 host, running Windows 2003 server
> with Active Directory, SQLServer, etc.
> The customer was suffering, and I tried to solve his problems in many ways (changing vbox paramers,
> upgrading vbox), but it was like having a machine that sometimes was 100% CPU high for no reason.
> Active Directory tools were misteriously taking minutes to open (users, sites and services, any of them).
> Also, the clock of the machine was always going back 10 to 20 minutes.
> If you opened the windows clock, you could see seconds going on at different rates....
> Also, if you opened the task manager, statistics were updated at random timings....
> I was forced to try a conversion of the entire machine into VMWare: I exported all the disks through
> vbox utilities, converted them into vmdk and moved to VMWare.
> Once moved, everything worked as expected.....
So was it Solaris 10 or was it OpenSolaris?
In any case, Vbox on OpenIndiana works for me.
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