Monthly Archives: September 2011

Update: Extended Page Table (EPT) Required for Illumos KVM!

The Intel Extended Page Table (EPT) feature is required for Illumos KVM.  That means you’ll need a recent Intel processor (Core i3, i5, i7 or newer Xeon) to use KVM on OpenIndiana or SmartOS.  Unfortunately, a processor that supports VT … Continue reading

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Installing KVM and Creating a Debian VM in OpenIndiana 151a

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) was developed in Linux as a very speedy in-kernel virtualization solution that takes advantage of Intel’s VT and AMD’s V technology. Recently, it was ported to Open Solaris derived operating systems such as Joyent’s SmartOS and … Continue reading

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Wow… Seriously awesome!

For experiment sake, I decided to duplicate my newly created RHEL session using ZFS.  My Fedora and RHEL virtual instances each live on their own zvol.  As you can see below, each VM has a zvol named disk0: # zfs … Continue reading

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Installing RHEL 5.5 and Fedora 13 in OpenIndiana 151a KVM

KVM is really quick on my VT enabled Dual Xeon 5506 system running Open Indiana 151a. I have to say this is very nice work by the Open Indiana / Joyent / Illumos teams!  Here’s a screen shot of RHEL … Continue reading

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Compiling Illumos in OpenIndiana 151

My primary Illumos build workstation is a new-ish Core i5-2500K.  To begin tinkering with the Illumos kernel, I installed Open Indiana 151 using the dev-il repository.  The build process works great on OI-151 up to the point where you upgrade … Continue reading

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