On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 11:27:28AM -0400, Jeff Victor wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 4:17 PM, Ben Rockwood <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Jason King wrote:
> >> I haven't found any documentation (yet, still looking), that says
> >> anything either way, but I'm wondering to facilitate zone migration if
> >> you can place a zone root on an NFS filesystem?  Obviously would only
> >> be mounted on 1 server at any given time, but outside of that, just
> >> wondering if it should work, or if I should look at SAN/iscsi luns if
> >> I want to be able to move it around.
> >
> > It should work.... but its not recommended because NFS caching sucks
> > ass.  The synchronous nature of NFS means that its gonna be much slower
> > than it should be.  iSCSI/SAN may have performance issues over local
> > disk as well, but at least you still have a local filesystem cache.
>
> NFS/iSCSI/SAN performance should be better than local disk if the
> remote storage device has a non-disk frontend, e.g. cache RAM, SSD,
> etc.
>

putting a zone root on an NFS filesystem is not currently supported.

you can put a zone root on an iSCSI or SAN device that is configured
and mounted in the global zone.

ed
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