DI Engineering Putback Progress!

One of the important aspects of the DI initiative has been to work with engineering teams to transfer generally applicable enhancements to Sun products from the DI team to the engineering organizations so they can be incorporated in off-the-shelf products.  These putback elements are driven from customer requirements, and should provide additional value in the products they are implemented in.

We've had some good progress on a couple of fronts:

  • N1SPS - N1SPS has taken the com.sun.tools plugin and will incorporate the components and plans into the com.sun.solaris plugin for the next release.  This includes quite a few components, plans, and types related to system resources such as network interfaces, IPMP groups, default routes, local users/groups, Solaris zones, and most importantly the N1SPS Remote Agent.  In addition, they have addressed several DI specific bugs and RFEs for the 6.0 release.  The impact is that roughly 80% of the DI codebase will be supported through mainstream channels!  Special thanks to Dan Ritzman, Doan Nguyen, and Prasad Pai.
  • JES Application Server - The JES App Server team has been collaborating with us from the beginning to improve their integration with N1SPS.  The JES App Server plugin for N1SPS was turned over to them from N1 a little over a year ago.  They have done an excellent job of responding to DI needs and releasing fixes for us in an early-access fashion.  The N1SPS 6.0 plugin release will include enhancements that allow the app server to be easily described and deployed as comprehensive topologies rather than bits and pieces.  Special thanks to Peter Charpentier, Lily Hou, and Jane Young.

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