[rescue] Illumos distributions?

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Mon Sep 13 09:38:12 CDT 2021

So I have this X4540 Thor, running Solaris 11.3 that I can't upgrade
in-place to Thor because Oracle won't make the patches available without
an extortionately priced license.

Also, I have a T5220 that I rescued without a specific plan for what to
do with it.

It occurs to me that probably what I should be doing here is using the
T5220 as a test platform for an Illumos distribution.  I'm thinking that
*probably* I should be looking at either OpenIndiana or NexentaStor, but
I have no experience so far with either.  The eventual goal would be to
migrate the X4540 to that OS so that I can actually properly maintain
and update it.

Does anyone have any insights or opinions to share?

(Of course I have to figure out a way to get power to it.  My UPS and
PDU are both full.)

  Phil Stracchino
  Babylon Communications
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  phil at co.ordinate.org
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