[OpenIndiana-discuss] [zfs-discuss] best migration path from Solaris 10

Paul B. Henson henson at acm.org
Mon Mar 21 23:37:03 UTC 2011

On 3/21/2011 2:59 PM, Garrett D'Amore wrote:

> I *hate* talking about unreleased product schedules


> but I think you can expect a beta with a month or two, perhaps less.
> We've already got an alpha that we've handed out in limited
> quantities.

Actually, I read about that alpha; one of my coworkers was at SCALE 9x, 
if I'd known at the time I would have had him pick up a CD ;).

> Once you dive under the controlled UI (which you can do), you
> basically are breaking your support contract.

Meh :(, that rules it out for me; I need to run our own custom stuff to 
integrate it into our identity management platform.

> add-on features like HA clustering, the management UI,
> auto-tiering/auto-sync, etc.

HA clustering I would actually be interested in, depending on pricing; 
but unfortunately not in an appliance-only availability.

> There have been some discussions, but figuring out how to make that
> commercially worthwhile is challenging

Agreed. If not support contracts, what about engineering services 
available on a time/materials basis? That would cover my main concern of 
having expertise available in case of a critical failure. There might 
also be occasions where a specific bug has already been identified, but 
local resources lack sufficient time or knowledge to efficiently fix it. 
One of the people I've spoken to off-line mentioned a handful of known 
opensolaris bugs he'd really like to see resolved in NCP and would be 
willing to pay somebody to make it happen.

Thanks for the info...

Paul B. Henson  |  (909) 979-6361  |  http://www.csupomona.edu/~henson/
Operating Systems and Network Analyst  |  henson at csupomona.edu
California State Polytechnic University  |  Pomona CA 91768

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