I am new in this forum and also new to VMWARE. I have some experience in using Oracle Virtual Box. I have a question here, if someone can help me will be of great help.
On a Bare Metal x86 - 64 Bit server I have installed Solaris 11.3.
Then I created the Zone manually and then customized the zone.
After the zone was successfully created I took the ZFS snapshot using zfs send command as given below and then created the file.
zfs snapshot -r rpool/zone/DMSZONE@snap
zfs send -Rv rpool/zone/DMSZONE@snap | gzip > dms_platform.gz
When Ever I need to create a new zone I use the above created file with the below command to create a new zone.
zoneadm -z DMSZONE install -a /export/home/dmsadmin/NEW-IMAGE/pkg/dms_platform_bin.gz -p
The question that I have is can I use the same zfs snapshot to create a new Solaris 11 guest in VMWARE. This will help me in saving time from customizing it again and also if I have to make a change the i do not have to do it in 2 places.
Check out this article covering migrating a VirtualBox VM using ZFS to a vSphere 4 VM. It may be a bit old but it looks like it may have what you're looking for.