Oracle announced its new Cloud based Solaris Version 11



Last updated on July 17th, 2015 at 06:05 pm

Oracle Corporation has announced Oracle Solaris 11, the first cloud OS.

User Environment
1)Popular Open Source Software Packages – Java SE 6 and 7, GCC 4.5.2, Python 2.7, Perl 5.12, Ruby 1.8.7, PHP 5.2.17 and complete web stack
2)Enhanced Desktop Environment
3)Default $PATH and User Familiarity
4)Default Shell – bash shell for users
5)Removable Media
6)New Sound System
7)Search for Content in Manual Pages
8)Virtual Console Terminals
9)Time Slider Snapshot Management
10)CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) Printing
11)libc Familiarity

Installation
1)Installation of Solaris 11 or upgradation/migration to Solaris 11 made easier.
2)Automated Installer
3)Jumpstart Migration Utility
4)Interactive Text Installations
5)Live Media Installation
6)Distribution Constructor

Virtualization/Zones
1)Oracle Solaris 11 virtualization enables the deployment of less hardware to perform the work that used to be distributed among many hardware systems.
2)Oracle Solaris 10 Zones
3)Zone Physical-to-Virtual (p2v) and Virtual-to-Virtual (v2v) Pre-flight Checker
4)NFS Server in a Zone
5)Exclusive-IP Zones by Default
6)Automatic VNIC (virtual network interface controller) Creation for Zones
7)Administer Network Flows within Non-Global Zones
8)Delegated Administration
9)Zone Boot Environments (ZBE)
10)Improved Zones Dataset Layout
11)Immutable Zones
12)Shutdown Zones Cleanly with zoneadm
13)Monitoring a Zone with zonestat
14)Zones Statistics Library, libzonestat

Storage
1)Oracle Solaris 11, with it’s File system, DTrace and predictive self-healing features, ensures that the cloud’s services are always available.
2)ZFS (Zone File System) Dataset Encryption
3)Save Space with ZFS
4)ZFS Shadow Migration
5)ZFS Backup with NDMP (Network Data Management Protocol)
6)Temporary ZFS Mounts
7)ZFS Snapshot Alias
8)Recursive ZFS Send

Networking
1)Oracle Solaris 11 keeps the cloud eco-friendly with zones & network virtualization.
2)Network Virtualization and Resource Management
3)Manual and Automatic Networking
4)Default Names for Datalinks
5)Changing MAC Address with dladm
6)InfiniBand, Enabled and Optimized
7)Registration of Virtual LANs
8)IP Multipathing (IPMP)

Kernel/Platform Support
1)Solaris 11, from Oracle Corporation, has been optimized for Oracle Database.
2)SPARC T4 Support
3)Critical Threads
4)Single-root I/O Virtualization
5)NUMA (Non-Uniform Memory Access) I/O
6)Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
7)Dynamic Intimate Shared Memory (DISM) Performance Improvements  – useful for Dynamic SGA in Oracle Database
8)Suspend and Resume to RAM
9)Improved Hardware Support
10)Measuring System Latency


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