Information and first hand experience on the Sun Fire T2000 is slowly beginning to appear from other ASF people. Sun sparked it off with their 60 day free trial and now things are beginning to happen.
Colm MacCarthaigh already got his T2000 and is putting it through some heavy testing. He says that it "can probably comfortably saturate a 10Gigabit/sec interface" which is not bad at all - I'm looking forward to seeing what other numbers will emerge from his benchmarking because Heanet move an impressive amount of data through their mirrors.
We're not signed up for the trial at the ASF. We've got enough
other things to do on the infrastructure side that playing with new hardware isn't really an
option. If anything, I would be tempted to sign up myself just to prove that HTTPD would really
fly with event and worker mpm rather than prefork that is shipping with Solaris.
I could easily see a use for a couple or more of T2000s if we could get them on a permanent
basis. Splitting services between .us and .eu would greatly improve our infrastructure and
with our current setup of having no hands on site, having hardware covered by a service contract
would be a great improvement.
Thinking with my "enterprise HA" hat on, it would be interesting to see how far a pair of T2000s set up with shared storage and Sun cluster could go hosting our services seperated into zones. Zone Migration is another thing that fits nicely into the picture and would make moving or cloning services between locations a whole lot easier.
In the interview, I mentioned that lots of the things I felt was missing is already in the works. Reading an interesting piece by Dan Price about Zones Development: You're invited I found a link to some of the Zones Project Documents - looking at that page, they've already covered one of my wishes with "Zones move and clone" and "Zones migration (attach/detach)". The other zones related feature I'd love to see is dtrace within zones, which is listed as being in development. All in all, things are looking good to me and I've got my fingers crossed hoping that all of it will be in Update 2.
Another interesting bit arrived on zones-discuss (at) opensolaris.org just as I was typing this:
From: Dan Price Subject: [zones-discuss] The migration is on... As of right now, we've completed a move of our Sun-internal zones-interest list to zones-discuss (at) opensolaris.org ... Please join me in welcoming the 417 new members of this mailing list!
Welcome to soulfood.dk! Before you ask about the name, I've got to admit that I've forgotten why I wanted that name. I saw it maybe 3 or 4 years ago on the list of unused / suspended domains and figured it would be a really cool domain, unfortunately the bill was paid for another couple of years and I didn't see it again till recently. Now I don't remember what idea I originally had for the domain, but it probably had something to do with my cooking blog.
It has been a while since I last had a blog, and I've been wanting to start one again for quite a while. The original idea was to hack up a simple thing that would generate a static site and no more fancy stuff than that - I might still do it eventually, but so far nanoblogger looks as if it will do the trick.Time will tell what sort of content ends up here, but I've got a few recipes along with pictures to share and expect to be adding various asf, httpd, and OpenSolaris related bits here.
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