Solaris 10 7/07 ^W 8/07 is out

by Mads
September 04, 2007 at 23:31 | categories: solaris

Today Sun released the long awaited Update 4 or 8/07 release of Solaris 10. It must have been at least a couple of months since the beta ended, so it has been a very long wait.
You can grab your own copy here.

There's quite a few new features in that I'm very happy to finally get:
  • Live Upgrade is now possible with non-global zones
  • rcapd can now be used from the global zone to cap memory for non-global zones
  • IP Instances allows LAN and VLAN Separation for non-global zones
  • Dtrace support for non-global zones
  • many X86 related improvements including fault and power management and improvements to some of the SATA drivers
See What's New in the Solaris 10 8/07 Release for full details.

Of course this landed right after me setting up a couple of new boxes on 11/06 and only a couple of weeks after ending my part in a large migration project that really could have used the memory capping bits.
As it is, I expect all the solaris based boxes at ASF will be moving to 8/07 as time permits.