Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Nov 2011 20:45 UTC, submitted by Straylight
Oracle and SUN I just emerged, blinking, from the world of Skyrim, only to realise Sun Oracle has released the 11th version of Solaris (well, technically it's the 7th, but okay, we'll roll with it). I'll be honest and upfront about it: Solaris is totally out of my league, and as such, it's very hard for me to properly summarise what this release is all about, so I won't even try.
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visconde_de_sabugosa
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2005-11-14

I heard that KVM is being ported to Solaris. Is it true ?

Does anyone have experience with kvm on Solaris?

Is there another way of full hardware virtualization on Solaris?

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tony Member since:
2005-07-06

I heard that KVM is being ported to Solaris. Is it true ?

Does anyone have experience with kvm on Solaris?

Is there another way of full hardware virtualization on Solaris?


It wouldn't surprise me. Oracle actually has a virtualization platform (Oracle VM), but is basically a Xen hypervisor.

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ctl_alt_del Member since:
2006-05-14

Yes, OracleVM is Xen...but it's Oracle Enterprise Linux (RHEL) based, not Solaris.

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ctl_alt_del Member since:
2006-05-14

Joyent has SmartOS which is the Illumos (forked OpenSolaris) kernel + KVM ( http://smartos.org ). Not sure if the KVM work is moving back into Illumos. In which case OpenIndiana, nexenta and other Illumos siblings could have KVM capabilities in the future as well.

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libray Member since:
2005-08-27

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Is there another way of full hardware virtualization on Solaris?


Solaris Logical Domains for the Sparc platform is a fully virtualized environment. This has been renamed under the umbrella of Oracle VM and aligned with the xen effort for x86. Resources are allocated from a VMM or two (service, control domains). The OS that is installed does not require modification and includes both Solaris sparc and Linux for sparc.

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