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Oracle® VM Server for SPARC 3.4 Administration Guide

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Updated: August 2016

Virtual Disk Back End

The virtual disk back end is the location where data of a virtual disk are stored. The back end can be a disk, a disk slice, a file, or a volume, such as ZFS, Solaris Volume Manager, or VxVM. A back end appears in a guest domain either as a full disk or as single-slice disk, depending on whether the slice option is set when the back end is exported from the service domain. By default, a virtual disk back end is exported non-exclusively as a readable-writable full disk.