Oracle Solaris Room for Improvement

Diego E. Aguirre
Oracle ACE - Specialized in Systems Technologies at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
There are some areas that could use some improvement. As with Solaris 10, you can install Solaris 11 on SPARC and x86 systems, but the number of non-Oracle x86 systems certified up to this point is less that with the previous version. In spite of that, you can still install Solaris 11 on a varied number of systems as 'bare metal' or you can resort to virtualization via many of the softwares available for that in the market. The certification of third-party hardware is usually a lengthy process and requires a lot of resources, so it would be understandable if this takes a long time. View full review »
Marcel Hofstetter
Oracle ACE "Solaris " / CEO / Enterprise Consultant at JomaSoft
Patching without downtime would be nice. It seems this is planned for the next Solaris Update. View full review »
it_user522021
IT Specialist at Bureau of labor statistics
Right now, we don't have any difficulties. View full review »
it_user321234
Director at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's good. To me, it's better than other products. For example, Power AIX. I think Solaris better. View full review »
Giacomo Ferrara
Interim CTO at a tech services company with self employed
Needs NTFS support and VMware compatibility. To install Solaris as a VMware virtual machine, I need to convert the VirtualBox image to a VMware image. I would love to see improvements in SVM, so file systems could be increased or migrated without downtime to the environment, similar to what ZFS is capable of. View full review »
reviewer588831
Senior System Administrator at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Software availability. View full review »

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