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Oracle Solaris 11.3 Beta is now available

Caryl Takvorian
Principal Software Engineer

Oracle Solaris 11.3 Beta is now available for download!

Oracle Solaris 11.3 Beta program is an opportunity for developers and architects of our ISV partners to evaluate a pre-release version of the
latest Oracle Solaris enterprise cloud platform.

Some of the key new features in this release:

  • Oracle
    Solaris’ advanced and easy to use, built-in security features help you
    prevent hacking and avoid malware for the lifetime of your applications,
    from install to run-time and prove it simply! Through the bundled
    compliance tools, tailored reports can be generated easily and rapidly
    saving money and time.
  • Support for Oracle's Software in Silicon ADI feature on SPARC M7 processors. Oracle Solaris 11.3 introduces support for this new functionality through both tools (mdb, DTrace) and APIs through a new libadimalloc system library.
  • Live Migration for Kernel Zones. You can now move kernel zones instances around in your cloud infrastructure without incurring an outage.
  • Updated OpenStack software to the Juno version of OpenStack, including new services like Heat, Ironic and the Murano application catalog from our friends at Mirantis.
  • Oracle Solaris
    virtualization technologies give you all the flexibility of a hypervisor
    with the performance and density of a container, enabling you to deploy
    your enterprise workloads safely and securely, in traditional or
    OpenStack based cloud environments.
  • Simplified
    and fast lifecycle management provides for large gains in productivity
    and lower cost of operations, enabling you to build new products and
    services and deliver on your business strategy faster.

Start learning about these new features by reviewing the What's New document and check the Product Documentation.

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Comments ( 3 )
  • guest Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    so, will there any source be available again with this release? or will oracle go on like they did so far. just whould be fair, since oracle serves themself with openbsd´s pf and praises it like hell

  • guest Sunday, July 26, 2015

    When I've started compiling some software on 11.3 beta I found already bug in autoconf package (missing aclocal).

    It would be good to have possibility to open the case for 11.3 if someone has no support.

  • Caryltakvorian-Oracle Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    The source code for all open source projects included in the Oracle Solaris operating system and open source components such as OpenStack, the Apache web server, Python and Perl run time environments, and many other GNU command line utilities, is available at solaris.java.net

    This being a Beta release I am not entirely sure of the publication roadmap, but as you will see some of the repositories have been updated just a few hours ago.

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