Wednesday Dec 10, 2008

Get it whilst it's hot!

OpenSolaris 2008.11 is available right now. There has been tremendous work by the OpenSolaris Team to get this ready and usable. I use OpenSolaris everyday on my laptop. I definitely come across a few growing pains (see my blog), but there is an amazing rate of improvement. This makes Solaris look and feel like a modern development Operating System.


There are a definite bunch of changes and improvement to the core OS. COMSTAR is now shipping as part of the core OpenSolaris. There are several highlights from the storage community:


  • COMSTAR and Fiber Channel target support
  • ZIL + L2ARC support for ZFS (support for separate read and write caches especially to utilise FLASH/SSD)
  • NPIV (virtualisation of FC ports)
  • MMS (Media Management System)
  • Multipathing for Tape
  • Storage FMA
  • NFS over RDMA
  • CIFS significant performance improvement over 2008.05

We also created a few meta-packages for storage:


  • NAS
  • All storage packages

I strongly encourage everyone to go and check it out. The CD can be run as a live CD so you don't need to futz around with your disk to try it.

Monday Jun 16, 2008

It's a Nelson - Honeycomb 1.1.1 RRs

What's a Nelson? It's a cricket term. It typically refers to 111 (one eye, one arm and one leg of Admiral Nelson).

So this post is clearly not trying to educate the unwashed masses on obscure cricket-lore. Today is the day the Honeycomb 1.1.1 RRs. I've already blogged about this a few times. But we are finally ready to release this to our customers.

The team has worked pretty hard developing this and digging into bugs and problems. i can confidently say that this is the best ever release of Honeycomb.

The software is available for anyone to download and play with. We encourage anyone to take this and contribute.

Wednesday May 14, 2008

Honeycomb 1.1.1 - Build Done!

We've done what is the release candidate build for Honeycomb 1.1.1. This is a follow on to our fairly major milestone feature release 1.1 late last year.

My whole team has been working very hard to get this out. We think we've killed the last bugs, but we still have some testing to get done.

It's not really slower, with more bugs, but I thought the photo was great ;-)

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