By Jeff Victor-Oracle on Nov 10, 2011
You can download Solaris 11.
You can download Solaris 11.
Don't miss the Oracle Solaris 11 launch in New York on November 9. Register Today!
The list of features below is not exhaustive. Complete documentation about changes to Solaris will be made available. To learn more, register for the Solaris 11 launch. You can attend in person, in New York City, or via webcast.
In addition to the significant improvements in flexibility compared to a physical network, network performance typically improves. Instead of traversing multiple physical network components (NICs, cables, switches and routers), packet transfers are accomplished by in-memory loads and stores. Packet latency shrinks dramatically, and aggregate bandwidth is no longer limited by NICs, but by memory link bandwidth.
But mimicking a network wasn't enough. The Solaris 11 network resource controls provide the ability to dynamically control the amount of network bandwidth that a particular workload can use. Another blog entry described these controls. (Note that some of the details may have changed between the Solaris 11 Express details described in that entry, and the details of Solaris 11.)
The Launch Event will be held in New York City, at Gotham Hall on Broadway. Space is limited, so if you want to attend in person you should register online. A webcast of the event will also be available. Registration is available for both.
I have registered, so if you attend perhaps I will see you there!
Oracle Solaris 11 includes the new major feature sets that are available in Solaris 11 Express, released in November 2010, and much more. You can find a complete description and download link of this Early Adopter release at oracle.com.
If you are not currently a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), you still have two choices:
We are looking forward to helping you learn all about these exciting new features and the benefits you will derive from them!
Oracle Solaris 11 Express is now available on Oracle Exadata Database Machines, enabling you to benefit from all of the OLTP and DW performance of Exadata hardware, and the industry-leading scalability and availability characteristics of Oracle Solaris.
For details, see the press release.
The first is for Oracle WebCenter Suite. The Optimized Solution shows how one server can support more than 1,000 users for WebCenter Spaces.The announcement includes links to business-focused and technical white papers.
The second is for Agile Product Lifecycle Management. The announcement includes links to business-focused and technical white papers.
Each optimized solution showcases the ability to use Oracle Solaris Containers to optimize performance of multiple workloads within one consolidated server.
Solaris Zones features enabled software isolation and resource management, making the process of fine-tuning resource assignment very easy. For more details, see:
Do you already use Solaris Live Upgrade? No? Why not!?!?
Bob Netherton has compiled a comprehensive list of Live Upgrade Survival Tips - important pieces of advice that help you minimize service downtime and shorten service recovery if something goes wrong.
Links to the downloads are at oracle.com.
Of course, you must have a valid license to run 11gR2 on that computer.
Learn all about it via the links in the OVMSS 2.1 press release.
For details, see http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/virtualizationmatrix-172995.html .
A paper "Best Practices for Deploying Oracle RAC Inside Oracle Solaris Containers" is also available, but is not specific to 11gR2.
This extends the previous certifications of Oracle RAC (9iR2, 10gR2, 11gR1) on Solaris Containers.