[rescue] Illumos distributions?

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Mon Sep 13 10:39:38 CDT 2021

On 9/13/21 10:59 AM, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On 9/13/21 10:54 AM, Jonathan Katz wrote:
>>> 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.
>> I wonder if you can put SmartOS on it as an upgrade in-place? That may
>> be your best bet for the x64 HW.
>    I don't see that working out at all.  SmartOS works very differently 
> from any other Solaris implementation. (and every other OS, for that matter)

Yeah, I've looked at SmartOS and I'm pretty sure it's not what I'm
looking for at all.  It almost seems SmartOS is sorta VMware built on

Since the X4540 fundamentally has two jobs b NAS and Bacula storage
daemon host b I'm thinking I should probably be looking at NexentaStor.
 But I kind of want to have a test platform to learn how to install it

I do have an X2200M2, and for that matter a DL360G9.  (Or maybe G8.  I
don't remember for certain.  Former Employer never asked for it back.)
But both of them shriek like banshees, which discourages me from using them.

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