It’s coming…. check out the latest news around Solaris 11.3, beta access is opened and the “what’s new” document is out. A lot of cool new features are waiting for us:
Don’t miss this collection: Link List
Just had another fun with a p2v conversion migrating an old e2900 with 12 US-IV+ CPUs to a small LDOM on a T5-8 with 2 cores… and guess what, it runs perfect and much faster then before on the big iron…
And with application data on SAN LUNs it only took about 5 minutes downtime to map the disks to the guest and start the application again..
Just read an announcement about the brand new Oracle X5-8 server.
Oracle will be one of the few vendors with an 8 socket Intel based server. This beast runs up to 144 Xeon cores based on E7-8895 v3 CPUs with 6 TB memory and 16 PCIe Gen3 slots.
Read more about at Josh Rosen’ Blog.