OpenSolaris Overview


       Marty Duey
       Angelo Rajadurai
       Hugo Rivero
Agenda

What is OpenSolaris?
Solaris Features
New features in OpenSolaris
Demos of new features
     Desktop improvements
...
What is OpenSolaris?

Operating system distribution, based on
source code of Solaris
Supported releases every 6 months
  2...
Solaris Features

Because of a common origin, OpenSolaris
inherits Solaris 10 features, such as:
   ZFS: http://opensolari...
DTrace

Ability to dynamically instrument a live running
 system
Unlimited probes
   Low overhead for enabled probes
   No...
ZFS
                                           st
Complete redesign of filesystem with 21
 century assumptions
Does to Dis...
ZFS working for you

Timeslider
  Go back in time (OS X Time Machine done right)
beadm
Rollback
Clone
Snapshot
Sun Unified...
Zones

Innovative virtualization
   One kernel multiple Virtual instances
   Ability to assign specific resources to zones...
OpenSolaris Software Distribution

Base packages distributed in a LiveCD
  Slim, 690MB download, includes OS Kernel,
    G...
OpenSolaris Repositories
    Community               Sun
                           Extras
      Release


       Dev


  ...
OpenSolaris Features

Environment more familiar to developers
  GNU, other open source utilities now in default
   path
Ne...
New Features in 2008.11 (Desktop)

Gnome 2.24 + Compiz updates
Suspend and resume to RAM
  Available for some models (Tosh...
New Features in 2008.11 (Server)

Automated Installer
Distribution Constructor
Improved Web Stack
Common Multiprotocol SCS...
Activity in Software Repositories

Hundreds of Open Source packages are
available through the repositories
  More than 290...
OpenSolaris Distro Constructor

Create custom bootable images with your
 collection of software and settings
  Simple xml ...
OpenSolaris Feature Demo




                           pg 16
Conclusion

OpenSolaris gives you access to the latest
innovation in Solaris
   Lots of new features for developers and
  ...
Resources

opensolaris.com
  Learn / Use / Shared / get
opensolaris.org
  Projects, Forums, Source Code browser
What's new...
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Introduction to OpenSolaris 2008.11

  1. 1. OpenSolaris Overview Marty Duey Angelo Rajadurai Hugo Rivero
  2. 2. Agenda What is OpenSolaris? Solaris Features New features in OpenSolaris Demos of new features Desktop improvements ZFS timeslider Package manager improvements Multimedia Conclusion pg 2
  3. 3. What is OpenSolaris? Operating system distribution, based on source code of Solaris Supported releases every 6 months 2008.05, 2008.11,... Development builds available every other week Open Source Free to use, deploy and redistribute pg 3
  4. 4. Solaris Features Because of a common origin, OpenSolaris inherits Solaris 10 features, such as: ZFS: http://opensolaris.org/os/community/zfs/ Dtrace: http://opensolaris.org/os/community/dtrace/ Zones: http://opensolaris.org/os/community/zones/ Service Management Facility (SMF): http://opensolaris.org/os/community/smf/ Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) And many more. See http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/features.jsp pg 4
  5. 5. DTrace Ability to dynamically instrument a live running system Unlimited probes Low overhead for enabled probes No overhead for disabled probes Java integration getting better every release 1.4.2 & 1.5 – JVMPI & JVMTI 6.0 – Native support 7.0 – Embedding Java Probes into code DTracetoolkit – pre-built kit pg 5
  6. 6. ZFS st Complete redesign of filesystem with 21 century assumptions Does to Disk what OS does for memory End to end data integrity Exciting features snapshot, cloning, software RAID, integrated support for SSD and many many more Unlimited expandability – 128 bit file system pg 6
  7. 7. ZFS working for you Timeslider Go back in time (OS X Time Machine done right) beadm Rollback Clone Snapshot Sun Unified Storage pg 7
  8. 8. Zones Innovative virtualization One kernel multiple Virtual instances Ability to assign specific resources to zones Near instant startup and shutdown Can easily run 10s of Zones easily Coming soon Crossbow – ability to split ups network bandwidth pg 8
  9. 9. OpenSolaris Software Distribution Base packages distributed in a LiveCD Slim, 690MB download, includes OS Kernel, GNOME, Firefox, Thunderbird, etc Additional packages available in software repositories New Image Packaging System (IPS) Packages include metadata with dependency information Update Manager notifies when newer package versions become available pg 9
  10. 10. OpenSolaris Repositories Community Sun Extras Release Dev Contrib Support Pending
  11. 11. OpenSolaris Features Environment more familiar to developers GNU, other open source utilities now in default path Network-based software delivery (IPS) Network Auto Magic (NWAM) ZFS as root file system Boot environment manager (beadm) Redesigned Graphical Installer CIFS Server pg 11
  12. 12. New Features in 2008.11 (Desktop) Gnome 2.24 + Compiz updates Suspend and resume to RAM Available for some models (Toshiba, Lenovo, Dell, Sun) More drivers (audio, SD card, ...) New applications Firefox 3.0.3 OpenOffice 3.0 Many others... pg 12
  13. 13. New Features in 2008.11 (Server) Automated Installer Distribution Constructor Improved Web Stack Common Multiprotocol SCSI target (COMSTAR) Enhanced repository model Intel Nehalem support pg 13
  14. 14. Activity in Software Repositories Hundreds of Open Source packages are available through the repositories More than 2900 unique packages, as of 12/10 “Cluster” packages allow one-click install of full development environments Web Stack (amp-dev): Apache, MySQL, PHP, Python, Squid, memcached, netbeans, etc. Ruby (ruby-dev) Sun Studio (ss-dev) HPC (hpc-dev) pg 14
  15. 15. OpenSolaris Distro Constructor Create custom bootable images with your collection of software and settings Simple xml based software list Custom post install scripts Creates iso and usb images #distro_const build slim_cd.xml slim_cd.xml
  16. 16. OpenSolaris Feature Demo pg 16
  17. 17. Conclusion OpenSolaris gives you access to the latest innovation in Solaris Lots of new features for developers and deployers Easy to take it for a test drive Standalone installation LiveCD or VirtualBox Very active community effort at opensolaris.org Communities, Projects, Forums pg 17
  18. 18. Resources opensolaris.com Learn / Use / Shared / get opensolaris.org Projects, Forums, Source Code browser What's new in 2008.11: http://www.opensolaris.com/learn/features/whats-new/200811/ How-to guide for VirtualBox: http://dlc.sun.com/osol/docs/content/2008.11/getstart/virtualbox.html pg 18
  19. 19. Thank you!
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