This section describes using volume managers with 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 Solaris Volume Manager local disk set. For example, a virtual disk can be used for storing the Solaris Volume Manager metadevice state database, metadb, of the local disk set or for creating Solaris Volume Manager volumes in the local disk set.
Any virtual disk whose back end is a SCSI disk can be used in a Solaris Volume Manager shared disk set, metaset. Virtual disks whose back ends are not SCSI disks cannot be added into a Solaris Volume Manager share disk set. Trying to add a virtual disk whose back end is not a SCSI disk into a Solaris Volume Manager 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.