[OpenIndiana-discuss] best migration path from Solaris 10

David Brodbeck brodbd at uw.edu
Fri Mar 18 22:26:40 UTC 2011

I'm in a similar position, so I'll be curious what kinds of responses you
get.  I can give you a thumbnail sketch of what I've looked at so far:

I evaluated FreeBSD, and ruled it out because I need NFSv4, and FreeBSD's
NFSv4 support is still in an early stage.  The NFS stability and performance
just isn't there yet, in my opinion.

Nexenta Core looked promising, but locked up in bonnie++ NFS testing with
our RedHat nodes, so its stability is a bit of a question mark for me.

I haven't gotten the opportunity to thoroughly evaluate OpenIndiana, yet.
 It's only available as a DVD ISO, and my test machine currently has only a
CD-ROM drive.  Changing that is on my to-do list, but other things keep
slipping in ahead of it.

For now I'm running OpenSolaris, with a locally-compiled version of Samba.
 (The OpenSolaris Samba package is very old and has several unpatched
security holes, at this point.)

David Brodbeck
System Administrator, Linguistics
University of Washington

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