[rescue] Illumos distributions?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Sep 13 10:41:47 CDT 2021

On 9/13/21 11:39 AM, Phil Stracchino 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
> OpenSolaris.

   That's the basic feel of it, yes, but about a hundred times better 
for a hundred different reasons. :-)  I am trying hard to migrate away 
from my VMware ESXi hosts.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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