I want to test zfs file sharing capabilities using a virtual machine. Is this possible because I don't seem to get a prompt during installation to select a zfs file system.


Solaris 11 does not ask you if you want ZFS root because it has no other choice - only ZFS root is supported for Solaris 11 installs - UFS is relegated to supporting data disks only.

See Oracle Solaris 11 File System Changes for more details.

  • Yup, I eventually figured that out... A bit like looking for your glasses when they are on your face ! – Duncan Groenewald Jul 15 '14 at 11:28

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