I played with Solaris on VMWare Fusion on my Macbook Pro before. However, I have been trying to tinker with ZFS but to no avail. Short of installing Solaris on its own on a separate machine, I resigned and instead told myself that it cannot be done whilst on virtualization mode.
Several weeks ago, Jim Laurent of Sun surprised me with his blog entry outlining the exact same thing that I was trying to accomplish. Yes, it was possible! Shesh. I guess I was not too resourceful in looking for ways to do it but hey, Jim did it for me – and he did more by adding USB thumb drives into the mix. Now all I have to do is follow.
Now, I wonder how this fares on my less powerful.