By BigAdmin team on Sep 08, 2009
New patching forums for Sun contract customers are up on forums.sun.com. For details, please see the Patch Corner blog.
The SunSolve wiki shows plans to return to SunSolve's roots as a service for contracted customers (see Changes coming in FY10).
The SunSolve blog discusses enabling users to access SunSolve restricted content.
The Online Support Center (OSC) is transitioning to the Member Support Center. Time to use this legacy application is limited; see the wiki for information on migration and instructions for applying for the Member Support Center. Details on upcoming changes here.
Sun.com has information on the Solaris 9 Operating System End of Life transition. Life cycle events (Last Order Date, Last Ship Date, End of Retirement Phase 1, and End of Service Life) will occur at the intervals defined in the life cycle model.
With Solaris 9 Containers software, existing Solaris 9 applications can be moved to Containers on the Solaris 10 OS. Here are more resources:
- Using Solaris 8 and 9 Containers (on the Legacy Applications section of the BigAdmin Upgrade hub)
The list at the bottom of this Sun.com page shows the software included with the Solaris 10 OS that is supported by Sun, as well as software shipped without Sun support.
This Sun BluePrints paper (registration required) describes Sun's new reference architecture. This architecture combines Sun Open Storage, high-performance networking and servers, open source software, and services into an integrated enterprise portal solution. Open Network Systems for Internet Infrastructure, MySQL Edition, offers the Sun GlassFish Portfolio, ZFS, and a choice of OpenSolaris, Solaris, or Linux operating systems.
Test your NetBeans IDE knowledge for a chance to win free service. Learn more.
You can continue to run your business or favorite applications on the Solaris 8 OS, even though it will enter End of Service Life (EOSL) Phase 2 on April 1, 2009. Find out about your support options if you continue to use Solaris 8. Customers who have been using Solaris 8 will not receive vintage patches (i.e. patches developed on or after April 1, 2009), even security patches, unless they purchase the Solaris 8 Vintage Patch Service. See BigAdmin for more info.
On August 15, 2008, Solaris 7 exited EOSL Phase 2. Except through custom support agreements, all support for Solaris 7 is terminated. On April 1, 2009, Solaris 8 enters EOSL Phase 2. Vintage patch entitlement (for patches developed ON OR after 4/1/09) requires purchase of the Solaris 8 Vintage Patch Service. Learn more.