[rescue] Opinions - what OS for Sun E3500?

Dave Fischer dave at cca.org
Fri Jun 8 19:58:33 CDT 2012

shatle at nfldinet.com writes:

>I've decided to bring my E3500 out of mothballs - I've got enough FC
>disks, processors and memory to make a real power-sucking dust bunny
>However, I'm a bit out of touch with the current state of all the
>different OS options, so I'm soliciting opinions on what I should
>consider for OS. This is not going to be a production machine, so I have
>the opportunity to play a bit, but I'd like it if I had support for the
>FC disk and SMP.
>I can always dig out my old Solaris media, and I will if that's the best
>thing, but I'm open to trying something new. I have a feeling this may
>spark (pardon the pun) some healthy discussion...

I run Solaris 8 on mine.

If I remember correctly, OpenBSD runs, but does not recognize the
builtin FC ports on the IO boards.

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