[OpenAFS] Backup of VMWare VMs out of ESX server direct into OpenAFS space?

dan pritts danno@internet2.edu
Tue, 22 Jan 2008 21:51:44 -0500

On Jan 22, 2008, at 9:46 AM, Jeffrey Altman wrote:

> Lars Schimm
> ESX unlike GSX or VMWare Workstation does not rely on an underlying  
> operating system.  Therefore, we don't have a public OS layer to  
> insert AFS support into.  If you want AFS support within ESX I  
> suggest that you contact VMWare directly and see if you can setup a  
> discussion between their engineers and the OpenAFS gatekeepers.

I presume someone has tried building the linux openafs client for the  
ESX service console?

the idea scares me but it might work...

I'm pretty sure ESX can mount NFS volumes, although i haven't done it.

perhaps you can set up another node as an afs-nfs
translator, presuming that code still works.