This section describes using volume managers on top of virtual disks.
Any virtual disk can be used with ZFS. A ZFS storage pool (zpool) can be imported in any domain that sees all the storage devices that are part of this zpool, regardless of whether the domain sees all these devices as virtual devices or real devices.
Any virtual disk can be used in the SVM local disk set. For example, a virtual disk can be used for storing the SVM metadevice state database, metadb(1M), of the local disk set or for creating SVM volumes in the local disk set.
Any virtual disk whose backend is a SCSI disk can be used in a SVM shared disk set, metaset(1M). Virtual disks whose backends are not SCSI disks cannot be added into a SVM share disk set. Trying to add a virtual disk whose backend is not a SCSI disk into a SVM shared disk set fails with an error similar to the following.
# metaset -s test -a c2d2 metaset: domain1: test: failed to reserve any drives
For VxVM support in guest domains, refer to the VxVM documentation from Symantec.