[rescue] Solaris 10 and "grid containers" and "zones"

Mike Meredith mike at blackhairy.demon.co.uk
Sun May 9 06:37:21 CDT 2004

On Sat, 8 May 2004 00:02:37 -0400, Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366
> On Fri, May 07, 2004 at 10:01:51PM -0500, Bill Bradford wrote:
> > On Fri, May 07, 2004 at 08:25:34PM -0400, Patrick Giagnocavo
> > +1.717.201.3366 wrote:
> > > You can take any system running Sol10 and give people virtual
> > > machines.  They can even have their own "root" password that lets

It's sufficiently interesting that I've got *managers* asking me about
it! The only downside is that it appears that you can only run Sol10
inside the 'virtual machine'; being able to run earlier versions of
Solaris would be useful for those vendors who say "you must run
SunOs5.6". Particular when you've got multiple applications that you
want to run on the same machine with conflicting requirements.

> >From reading the forums it seems like it runs well already but needs
> some polishing before it is ready to ship.

Well it is in a beta release.

> This is the kind of technology that Sun needs to have in order to 
> a) sell their big iron vs. IBM 
> b) have useful features that are better than what Linux gives (UML has
> a performance hit, and the 2.6 kernel's context-based stuff is not yet
> polished).

c) Replace Linux servers running UML for virtual hosting. I dare say
   you could service a lot more customers with a V1280 than you could
   with almost anything with Intel/AMD inside.

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