Having used the community version for quite a while I am migrating to the Network Edition. I am planning to install on vmware esxi4.1, and I am limited to 32bit version. (which I understand will be phased out soon after the 7.0 release.)
I need help choosing the distro. I have been using CentOS5 and I was mostly happy with it. But this seems to be a good opportunity to switch to Ubuntu or SUSE which are less of a fork of the kernel at 2.6.18. Not that there is a lot of stuff I am planning to install on the ZCS vm, but I was told ext4 fs significantly reduces fragmentation and increases vm performance. Can anyone cnfirm this, please?