Solaris 10 Update 8/07 Available Today - Enhanced Virtualization, Networking, and Database Capabilities

Come and get it: The latest update to the Solaris Operating System (OS) - Solaris 10 8/07 - is available to download today.  Rich Green, Sun's Executive Vice President, Software, discusses the news in this three and a half minute podcast, including the customer pains the update addresses, and a review of new features and enhancements. Some of the highlights of the new update:

  • Solaris Containers for Linux Applications, enabling Linux applications to run unmodified on Solaris 10.
  • PostgreSQL 8.2, now fully integrated with Solaris, with support for DTrace probes, online index builds, and improved warm standby capabilities.
  • Improved Network Performance, including a new Large Send Offload feature for hardware-accelerated data transfer on supported NICs, IP instances and MAC addresses for individual containers, and open source Quagga routing software.

There's more. Sun is setting new price/performance world records with the open source PostgreSQL 8.2 database. Solaris 10 is supported on more than 890 x64, x86 and SPARC systems from Sun, Dell, Fujitsu, HP and IBM. You can read the complete Sun.com article here. Exciting day here in Solarisland!

Comments:

The download speed leaves much to be desired. Maybe SUN is pushing people into buying the media. Download times in excess of 160 hour is ridiculous. So much for a "simple" solution.

Posted by BaMWheeler on September 12, 2007 at 03:47 AM PDT #

Seems like the announcement is a bit late - I got my download a week ago.
The sparc download seems to be flying, but the x86 version is incredibly slow (I gave up on it and just stuck to sparc for now).

Posted by Mads on September 12, 2007 at 05:43 AM PDT #

Whatever it was, it seems to have been fixed as I managed to get the image at more than 5M/s

Posted by Mads on September 13, 2007 at 06:03 AM PDT #

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