5.0 Using DST in a Virtual Environment

Dynamic Storage Technology (DST) for Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 11 SP2 works similarly on a native hardware environment and on a virtual machine, with the following caveats:

  • DST supports up to 16 shadow volumes and up to 16 ShadowFS volumes in a virtualized guest server environment.

  • DST is not supported for use in the virtualization host server environment.

Limits for the number of devices assigned to a virtual machine:

  • Para-virtualized: 16 devices

  • Fully virtualized: 4 devices

To get started with Xen virtualization, see the Virtualization with Xen documentation.

To get started with KVM virtualization, see the Virtualization with KVM documentation.

For information on setting up virtualized OES 11 SP2, see Installing, Upgrading, or Updating OES on a VM in the OES 11 SP2: Installation Guide.

To get started with third-party virtualization platforms, such as Hyper-V from Microsoft and the different VMware product offerings, refer to the documentation for the product you are using.