Manage ZFS From Your Browser
By stephentalley on Nov 16, 2005
In case you thought ZFS couldn't get any easier, there is now a web-based ZFS Administration application to quash any remaining traces of reluctance to embrace a new technology.
Does ZFS really need a GUI?
While much has been made about how simple ZFS is to administer, there are still times when you need to visualize, browse, and tweak your ZFS configuration.
Oh, and do it all from a browser.
And what the heck, why not have it help you learn the ZFS CLI while you're at it?
What can it do?
A picture is worth 1kW (click to enlarge):
One of the themes of the GUI is that it will show you any commands that it runs to change your configuration. This will help you learn the ZFS command line syntax, and provide a starting point for your ZFS set-up shell scripts.
The GUI uses a series of "wizards" to guide you through each task. Here's an example of creating a storage pool:
Where can I get it?
The ZFS Administration application will be available in build 28 of Solaris 11 (2-3 weeks from now) and Solaris 10 update 2. OpenSolaris, stay tuned.
How do I run it?
Just point your browser at https://<host>:6789 and you're off and running.