[rescue] Whither Solaris 10
mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Apr 28 18:46:15 CDT 2015
On 04/28/2015 07:27 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
>> One of the only bits of work I got when I lived in FL was replacing
>> the IT infrastructure of a small party store chain. They were running
>> on very old (Pentium-I) SCO servers, using a home-grown inventory
>> management/POS system. It was actually really nice.
>> The hardware was, of course, failing left and right. They were dead
>> set against moving away from their software because they liked it and it
>> did everything they needed, so I virtualized the SCO servers (VMware can
>> be coerced to provide a configuration that SCO Openserver-V likes),
>> replaced their POS terminals (Windows XP boxes) with Sun Rays back-ended
>> by Linux, and they're still running it all to this day...now it's just a
>> bit more future-proofed.
> Nice. An enlightened upgrade! :-)
Thanks! It was actually quite a bit of fun to do, and it got them
running on "industrial strength" hardware. Big Compaq/HP PeeCees with
redundant power supplies and cooling, etc.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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