Friday, November 26, 2010

Solaris 10 update 10 update

Some additional details on the next Solaris 10 update have surfaced, they compliment the list in my previous post. No huge updates, Solaris 10 should not be seeing any ground breaking changes this late in its lifespan but good additions besides the bug fixes.

  • IPfilter IPv6 NAT support
  • 10Gb Ethernet support for Mellanox ConnectX-2 chipset
  • SSH Support for ChrootDirectory and ConnectTimeout
  • PSARC/2008/256 Native LDAP standalone tools (Duckwater Phase 0)
  • Updated FireFox to 3.6.8+ and Thunderbird 3.1+

The ZFS update should include bits similar to snv_148 which among other things include the following:
  • RAID-Z/mirror hybrid allocator
  • Missing log import (PSARC/2010/292) (CR 6733267)
  • ZIL synchronicity PSARC/2010/108
  • read-only import (PSARC 2010/306)

There might also be an update to the bundled samba which is a bit overdue. This was delayed earlied due to change of licenses but that should now have been solved. This might slip again, as it did previously, but it looks like a 3.5+ version of samba will be included.

I should probably have mentioned that it seems that the name for the release will be Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 which means it is scheduled for a release around August/September 2011. This would be just one or two months before Oracle World so it seems highly likely it will support the expected SPARC T4. This new release cycle with one release per year seems like a better fit for enterprise customers, Solaris 10 9/10 is probably not in many datacenter yet.

Solaris 10 update 10


Jerry Gallagher said...

"Solaris 10 9/10 is probably not in many datacenter yet." Solaris 10 9/10 is definitely in the datacenter by now. Even in my monolithic company. We have downloaded it and ran built images and ran regression tests, and developed a golden images based on it by March. All new installs have been based on U9 for a while. If U10 is actually released at a decent time it will probably go into production about April. As part of our quarterly patch cycle machines are rebuilt using the latest updates. I would estimate about 75% of our dwindling Solaris infrastructure is at U9.

Henkis said...

Jerry: Yes, we are alsoalso deploying 9/10 in our datacenters, but at the time of writing which was many month ago we where still qualifying, evaluating and packaging it for internal customers.