I would like my VMWare ESXi 5 server to have a USB-attached HDD datastore which I'd be able to detach, attach to my laptop and browse files on it. As far as I understand, the hard drive is to be ...
I have recently started experimenting with the support for passthrough filesystems in recent versions of KVM/QEMU/libvirt. Making the filesystems available for read access has "just worked", but I'm ...
Do I need a journalling filesystem for both host and guest operating systems when using virtualization?
Using VirtualBox, I've got a few Linux guests for different distros running on an Ubuntu host. What filesystem layout will give the best performance? Is it worth it to set up a different partition ...
Does anyone know whether there is a way to speed up writing to a shared folder on the host system. The host is running Ubuntu 10.10 and the guest is CentOS 5.5 and I have noticed a considerable ...
I'm a dev new to sysadmin, armed with root access to a linux box. I want to practice a bit on the configuration in a local virtual machine. What setup would I need to do this? My current idea is: ...
A common practice is to use non-preallocated virtual disks. Since they only grow as needed, it makes them perfect for fast backup, overallocation and creation speed. Since file systems are usually ...
Is there a clear winner in the filesystem area? As in, does some filesystem perform significantly better in a virtualized environment such as VMWare or VirtualBox? Is there more or less disk space ...
We have a huge and growing number of windows images and other large files. In there I assume most of the files are identical over multiple files. Is there a compression system or maybe even ...