OpenSolaris 2009.06 Now Available

OpenSolaris 2009.06 is now available for deployment from the desktop to datacenter, check out the latest features at OpenSolaris.org:

  • Network Virtualization with Crossbow
  • Turn any host into a SCSI target with COMSTAR
  • Host virtual guests using xVM Hypervisor or LDoms
  • SPARCĀ® support for Distro Constructor, Auto Install, and Snap
  • Intel Xeon 5500 processor support with deep power management
  • MySQL and PHP DTrace Probes in the WebStack

And by the way, our book, Pro OpenSolaris, is still perfectly relevant, since it focuses on key OpenSolaris features that have not changed since the earlier 2008.11 release.

Comments:

I'm trying to learn the difference between xVM and LDoms. Currently running VMware ESXi on production SunFire x4140 boxes (AMD) and OpenSolaris, Solaris 10 and Windows Server as the guests. Would love to switch over to OpenSolaris for the host. What's the better fit for an ESXi Hypervisor replacement? The literature on LDoms seems to mostly reference SPARC - is it only SPARC?

And thanks again for writing a GREAT book! One of the best and most meaningful computer books I've ever read.

Mike

Posted by Mike Cornelia on June 09, 2009 at 03:16 PM EDT #

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