> From: zfs-discuss-boun...@opensolaris.org [mailto:zfs-discuss-
> boun...@opensolaris.org] On Behalf Of Schweiss, Chip
> If I get to build it this system, it will house a decent size VMware
> NFS storage w/ 200+ VMs, which will be dual connected via 10Gbe. This is all
> medical imaging research. We move data around by the TB and fast
> streaming is imperative.
This might not carry over to vmware, iscsi vs nfs. But with virtualbox, using
a local file versus using a local zvol, I have found the zvol is much faster
for the guest OS. Also, by default the zvol will have smarter reservations
(refreservation) which seems to be a good thing.
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