[OpenAFS] Deploying OpenAFS on VMs

Coy Hile coy.hile@coyhile.com
Thu, 16 Jun 2011 03:29:34 +0000

I have a question about deployment of OpenAFS on VMWare.  Assume for
the sake of argument that one has a requirement to deploy OpenAFS on
VMs -- to include deploying his fileservers as VMs.  Has anyone
actually done that sort of deployment?  If so, did you make the vice
partitions directly mapped disk LUNs (be they SAN LUNs or iSCSI LUNs),
or did you just allocate additional disks as standard vmdk files? Is
the additional overhead of using .vmdk files for vice partitions such
that it would render the installation unusable?