Home > Solaris > Migrating to the Solaris OE from Tru64 UNIX Migrating to the Solaris OE from Tru64 UNIX Eugenia Loli 2004-02-09 Solaris 9 Comments This article presents a fictional case study that illustrates the methodology, tools, and best practices used to migrate a Tru64 environment to a Solaris environment. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 9 Comments 2004-02-09 7:39 am Study and Learn the OS, as well as What you Lack in your present system. After the switch, having Rearranged your system Intuitively, the switch will be Successful! 2004-02-09 8:43 am Fair enough idea for a fictional case study. As one day in the future only Windows,Linux,OSX and Solaris will be left. Then one will die…… 2004-02-09 4:22 pm The more logical path would be to migrate to what i feel is a superior operating platform PA-RISC, HP-UX. Since most of your Tru64 hardware would be under contract from HP coupled with the fact that HP is hot on offering tradeups. Don’t get me wrong Sparc Solaris is a decent platform but not the most cost effective choice in this particular instance. 2004-02-09 5:02 pm Sun Microsystems solutions are better! 2004-02-09 10:51 pm > The more logical path would be to migrate to what i feel is a superior operating platform PA-RISC, HP-UX Migrating to HP-UX on PA-RISC could be a logical option indeed, but the future of HP-UX is also uncertain to say the least. HP is not nearly as committed to HP-UX on PA-RISC as Sun to Solaris on UltraSPARC.The impeding phase-out and migration to Itanic from PA-RISC adds too many unknowns to the equation. HP is also planning to ship Linux and Windows running on Itanic, is HP-UX going to be its top priority OS? There are just too many unknowns and too much uncertainty with moving from True64 to HP-UX. At least the one time cut to Solaris on UltraSPARC will put your investment behind a solid and commited company with pretty good reputation in this department. 2004-02-10 8:42 am It’s not important who or where & for how much, only thing which count is that all migrated applications run well. Fiction is fiction, real world is what is happening. And all our customers are migrating form Tru64 ==> AIX (60%) or HP-UX (40%). Solaris is not an option. I am speaking for banking and insurance companies. 2004-02-10 11:36 am Even though Im a Solaris Admin and I truly think its one of the best UNIX around (so HPUX is). Let me ask you one question.. Is AIX (almost dead) a migrating choice? AFAIK AIX is being replaced by GNU/Linux on IBM new PPC processor… So.. whats up? Regards, 2004-02-10 2:03 pm true even Itanium would be a better solution than going to sparc/solaris you can have your cake and eat it too running windows,HP-UX and linux all on one box using hard partitions. I am truly going to miss two of the greatest processor architectures ever devised(Alpha/PA-RISC) I highly doubt that IBM will abandon AIX for Linux but who knows what the future holds. I think most of the big Unix vendors are just riding the Linux wave and keeping their version of commercial Unix as a fall back if things don’t work out with OSS. 2004-02-10 11:40 pm > Itanium would be a better solution than going to sparc/solaris you can have your cake and eat it too running windows,HP-UX and linux all on one box using hard partitions Actually you can’t have your cake and eat it too with Itanium — it is still a major source of uncertainty when deciding on future direction of your enterprise platform. Itanium is just not performing and the cost associated with migration (recompilations, new compilers, etc.) are staggering and is a major turn off for many companies out there. Plus the volumes and ISV support are just not there yes and nobody knows whather it will get there ever. Intel itself is good indicator of how *unsuccessful* Itanium is — the recent developments in Yamhill underscore the lack of faith in Itanium. On the other hand UltraSPARC has got some new and exciting developments coming up (CMT, new fabbing methods, alliance with Fujitsu, etc.) laying out some interesting roadmap for the processor. UltraSPARC is also much cheaper than Itanium, has MUCH bigger volumes and MUCH bigger mind share and as a very nice bonus it preserves the binary compatibility.