Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 17th Jul 2008 01:50 UTC, submitted by Elektronkind
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris This preview of the upcoming OpenSolaris 2008.11 release highlights aspects that should be of interest to systems and storage administrators who have to deal with large storage environments. ZFS is a big component that is referred to often, but there are new storage services and capabilities in addition to ZFS that might be overlooked and are quite compelling. Editor's Note: We ran an article yesterday that covered the surface level (eye-candy) improvements of the 2008.11 release of OpenSolaris.
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by jptros on Thu 17th Jul 2008 02:48 UTC
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2005-08-26

Thanks for taking note of some of the criticisms from the last opensolaris thread and responding to it. Also, glad to see some new faces and there seems to be more frequent news posts with the new editors.

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is this a review or a feature list?
by mtzmtulivu on Thu 17th Jul 2008 03:52 UTC
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2006-11-14

is this a review or a feature list?

how is the current state of these feature? do they work 100%? 50%? what features are complete and which are still a work in progress? any tipsn tricks? any opinions? likes and dislikes? recommendations?

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Elektronkind Member since:
2006-09-22

Hi mtzmtulivu!

There is a subtle but important difference between the words "review" and "preview" ;)

When I get some time I'll REview some of the features listed in detail. For now, I just wanted to make people aware that these existed (features that I think are pretty unique when considering all OSes) and provide jump-off points for people to gain more info and perhaps try them out.

/dale

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mtzmtulivu Member since:
2006-11-14

ok, i cant wait ..i am a full time linux user and i was a bit curious about solaris a while ago ..i just got bored with linux and decided to try something else ..tried desktopBSD and i kept on looking at KDE and decided to try out solaris ...CDE was too radical and java desktop environment was, to me, like an old gnome remaster and i just went back to linux ..

solaris has been making headlines ..i guess i will try it again someday ..i just havent seen a reason so far ..

people who use and like solaris should make an effort to put it on people's faces, make people talk about it or atleast be aware its there

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

... that's probably because it IS gnome, as far as I know ;)

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ZFS Internals
by vermaden on Thu 17th Jul 2008 05:14 UTC
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2006-11-18

Not bad intro to OpenSolaris storage capabilities but I find this one a lot more comprehensive:

http://kerneltrap.org/FreeBSD/BSDCan_2008_ZFS_Internals

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RE: ZFS Internals
by Arun on Thu 17th Jul 2008 06:54 UTC in reply to "ZFS Internals"
Arun Member since:
2005-07-07

Not bad intro to OpenSolaris storage capabilities but I find this one a lot more comprehensive:

http://kerneltrap.org/FreeBSD/BSDCan_2008_ZFS_Internals


The article here is an overview of storage technologies in OpenSolaris. The article in your link is a overview of ZFS internals. Quite different goals. If you want more info and indepth coverage of each of the technologies mentioned, go to the OpenSolaris.org links sprinkled all over the article in relevant places. I think that was the purpose of the author doing the preview.

Edited 2008-07-17 06:55 UTC

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by openbsd-user on Thu 17th Jul 2008 09:16 UTC
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2006-06-28

Try to post a comment on elektronkind.org/2008/07/opensolaris-2008-11-storage.

You get this response.
"Error: Please press the back button and fill the required field for spam protection."

duh, where is the spamprotectionfield?!

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RE: Spamprotected
by Elektronkind on Thu 17th Jul 2008 14:45 UTC in reply to "Spamprotected"
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2006-09-22

A WP upgrade dorked it up. It's there now.

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