[SunHELP] old HPNPL (JetDirect Printer Installer for Unix) and Solaris 11.x

Brian Richman bjrichus at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 24 17:01:16 CDT 2014

Oh yes. 100% agree with the ease of use for ZFS. 

However performance stinks under heavy load on our old SPARC boxes under Solaris 10, compared to using plain old virtual disks under RHEL 5 or 6, but ease of use and the ability to recover from failures? ZFS is Wonderful.

As for NFS... I honestly don't care about it. It either works or doesn't. Apart from having to force use of TCP protocols in RHEL, it works.

> From: Phil Stracchino <alaric at metrocast.net>
>To: sunhelp at sunhelp.org 
>Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:23 PM
>Subject: Re: [SunHELP] old HPNPL (JetDirect Printer Installer for Unix) and Solaris 11.x
>On 09/24/14 16:55, Brian Richman wrote:
>> We went to using CUPS on RHEL once our old Solaris 10 hardware got to EOL... Oracle wanted to "fire" us as a customer, so considering the four to nine times performance gains and halving of capital required to go from SPARC to x86, it was a no-brainer.
>I have to admit that to me, the only justifications remaining for
>continuing to use Solaris at all are:
>1.  ZFS (and the number of other operating systems with ZFS support is
>2.  The Sun nfsd, *still* the reference NFS implementation.  It beats
>any available Linux nfsd implementation hands down.  Not even close.
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