OpenSolaris and other reviews of the week
By chhandomay on Mar 16, 2008
Developer Preview 2 (Indiana) under VirtualBox on MacBook
Pro... -- Rodney Campbell's Blog, 3/9
Rodney recently learned about VirtualBox. Since it could run on OpenSolaris, he decided to try and test both VirtualBox and the latest release of the OpenSolaris Developer Preview 2 (Project Indiana). In a follow-on posting, he describes his installation and set-up process, along with a few issues he needs help with. He ends by saying that one "very cool thing" about Sun's Indiana Developer Preview is that the root filesystem uses ZFS by default.
2. How to start rlogin in Solaris 10 -- Lux.Et.Umbra, 3/6
This blogger discusses the benefits of installing Solaris 10 from scratch -- such as having plain text pass wording like telnet -- and notes that there are instances when users might need to have it implemented and turned on. He explains to his readers that, to do this, they will need to use the svcadm command to assist in enabling and disabling the appropriate service in Solaris.
3. 16-core Intel System vs. Niagara-2 -- Milek's Blog, 3/5
Robert Milkowski runs several sysbench tests, and includes different graphs displaying various test results. In terms of the CPU and threads tests, he finds that the Niagara-2 and the 16-core Intel box deliver about the same performance with 32 threads, but Niagara runs quicker when using more threads. Robert concludes by stating that the Niagara-2 box can rival 4-CPU 4-core Intel boxes if the application can utilize all of these cores.