On 20 September 2017 at 12:58, Arthur Krewat <krewat(a)kilonet.net> wrote:
A note on the PC hardware front:
Solaris 11+ has been doing very well for me on PC-based platforms for
quite a few years now. The drivers handle everything up to probably the
lastest-gen( minus 1) LSI or Emulex or any other disk/fiber controllers,
10Gbe Intel or Mellanox ethernet cards, and generally support enough USB
stuff to make it worthwhile for me - USB serial port adapters actually DO
wind up in /dev/cua ;)
The Intel processor support has been great w/NUMA aware scheduler (check
out lgrpinfo on a Solaris box) which is very useful for Oracle DB, and a
few other things I can't think of right now.
I don't use it for desktop though, except for Xvnc with a bunch of xterms
open so I don't lose my mind when my Windows workstation gets more
perpetual updates and I have to reboot it. Xvnc also helps to deal with the
inevitable Oracle GUI-based installations.
How do you feel about the fact that Solaris is essentially EOL now? I'm
sure it will be reasonable to run for another year or two, but where will
you go after that?