Upgrading Easily with Solaris 8 Migration Assistant

A bit of old school OS theory, combined with virtualization technology, comes together to create a robust migration plan for Solaris 8 customers looking to move to Solaris 10. With an eye toward protecting customers' technology investment as well providing a path of migration, the Solaris 8 Migration Assistant offers innovative technology to help customers along this path. Vice President of Global Systems Engineering, Hal Stern, welcomes two guests to this newest edition of Innovating@Sun. Joost Pronk, product manager for virtualization in the Solaris group and Dan Price, staff engineer and lead on the containers project in the Solaris kernel group join Hal to discuss:

  • How the Solaris 8 Migration Assistant allows users to run Solaris 8 environments on machines running Solaris 10
  • The moving of applications, settings and configuration files with less risk
  • Why someone would want to migrate an entire OS environment from Solaris 8 to Solaris 10
  • Handling custom software development
  • What happens once you install the virtual image environment into a container
  • Balancing virtualization with security
  • Brand Z and altering the behavior of containers
  • Going beyond environment migration to finding economies of scale by compressing multiple containers into the same global zone
  • Where you would not use Solaris 8 migration
  • Taking advantage of Solaris 10 features

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    Solaris 8 Migration Assistant information
    Dan Price Blog on Solaris 8 Migration Assistant
    Solaris Learning Center

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