[rescue] Illumos distributions?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Sep 13 10:42:42 CDT 2021

On 9/13/21 11:41 AM, Dave McGuire 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.
>>> B B B  I don't see that working out at all.B  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.B  It almost seems SmartOS is sorta VMware built on
>> OpenSolaris.
>  B  That's the basic feel of it, yes, but about a hundred times better 
> for a hundred different reasons. :-)B  I am trying hard to migrate away 
> from my VMware ESXi hosts.

   ...and I should mention that this is coming from a long-time user, 
lover, and pusher of VMware!


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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