Re: [solarisx86] Re: Sunrise, Sunset
- Quoting Bob Friesenhahn <bfriesen@...>:
> Nobody said that they wanted to continue running an old Solaris.Well, John Taylor just did :-)
> Many applications can not afford more than a few minutes of downtimeAre you being serious here? Have you actually luupgraded a production
> and so Live Upgrade was used to allow upgrading the system while it
> remained on-line and then a few minutes to boot to the new version.
system between *major* versions, as opposed to simply use it to patch?
Even luupgrade between minor versions sucks those days if you are not
extra-careful. Heck, even patching has issues, you need to check all
SMF services every just in case one was not mysteriously disabled
(last time for me, it was dns/client).
Even right now, the S8 to S10 upgrade path, which is supported, is a
bumpy one. Nobody in his right mind would attempt it, it would
probably create more downtime than a fresh install, and even if it
worked, which I doubt, there would be a ton of issues down the road.
> Solaris 11 will apparently require purchasing redundant hardware soYes, it will. Because very soon now, the supported hardware will not
> that it is possible to migrate from Solaris 10 to Solaris 11.
be the same.
I think you either lack experience in upgrading Solaris, or yours has
been an incredibly smooth one which gives you unrealistic
expectations. Obviously, you never did S9 DCA to S10 GRUB.
- On 05/ 3/11 07:29 PM, palowoda wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, Ian Collins<ian@...> wrote:Just a bit!
>> On 05/ 3/11 02:18 PM, John D Groenveld wrote:
>>> Donnelly links to Iain Thomson's January 28 2010 article
>>> on Charles Phillips' discovery of the super genius plans for
>>> the hot-tub time-machine from Ed Zander's wet-dreams:
>>> | "Oracle's decision to bring Sun's 4,000 biggest and most profitable
>>> | customers in-house is likely to complicate its relationships with
>>> | Sun's channel and other partners," said Charles King, founder of
>>> | analyst house Pund-IT.
>> Ah good, so it won't change anything down here in NZ!
> You where probably shaken up quite a bit in the past year to worry about it.