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So You Want to Learn ZFS Part One

Enterprise Storage is currently broken.  IT departments big and small spend way too much money on completely ineffective storage solutions which only partially fulfil the companies storage need.  All  the while having to justify massive expenditures to the business which do not meet the need.  Essentially IT departments everywhere have…

Ubuntu and Hyper-V: The Paths to Enlightenment

As part of virtualization on Hyper-V, there is the ability to use Para-virtualized drivers instead of using built-in drivers for slower, emulated devices. Para-virtualized drivers are simply device drivers that are written for native virtual devices. In other words they are not emulating a pre-existing physical device. The Path to Enlightenment is simply the method you use to take an operating system and enable it to use these synthetic devices.

In this article we will be describing the different methods of enabling enlightenment on Ubuntu Linux for the following 3 categories: Ubuntu 9.04 and Earlier, Ubuntu 9.10, and Ubuntu 10.04. Each of these distribution versions has significant differences which require sometimes slightly and sometimes major differences in procedure.