Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Jul 2009 19:16 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The Linux desktop has come a long way. It's a fully usable, stable, and secure operating system that can be used quite easily by the masses. Not too long ago, Sun figured they could do the same by starting Project Indiana, which is supposed to deliver a complete distribution of OpenSolaris in a manner similar to GNU/Linux. After using the latest version for a while, I'm wondering: why?
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2009-03-18

Some forgot to mention that OpenSolaris is production ready and free.
It has also has crash dumps and panic utilities build in the system to help troubleshoot buggy applications. For RedHat you need to install a netdump server to support this feature.
Have you ever tried to mirror root partition on linux or worked with RAIDs (VolumeManagement)?
Solaris FC and Storage Multipathing Software included with Solaris. Network cards bonding is easy to implement.

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dmantione Member since:
2005-07-06


Have you ever tried to mirror root partition on linux or worked with RAIDs (VolumeManagement)?


Yes, for example when YaST bring up the paritioning during installation you create a RAID array and a root partition on it. Just a few mouse clicks, works like a dream.

Solaris does not work like a dream... It can't detect all disks on a 24 port controller because of stone-age limitations in its SCSI subsystem.

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Robert Escue Member since:
2005-07-08

Sure it does, it is just that the default configuration does not support multiple LUNS. The storage array documentation should have described how to set up a Solaris machine by modifying /kernel/drv/sd.conf:

http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Comp/comp.arch.storage/2006...

Solaris is not backward, it different. Just as AIX, HP-UX and Linux are different.

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