Oracle Solaris 10 is a standard Unix operating system with excellent performance, system management and network functions.
Oracle Solaris sets the standard in Unix operating systems with leading performance, breadth of applications, system management and networking functionality.
Oracle Solaris 10 also provides new standards in business performance, efficiency, availability and security, from new functions such as Solaris Containers, Predictive Self-healing and Dynamic Trace.
Oracle Solaris 10 is the successor OS of Oracle Solaris 9.
New Functions of Oracle Solaris 10 are as follows.
The software partitioning function provides multiple independent fine-grain OS environments in the server. Up to 8192 partitions even without hardware or firmware based partitioning features.
Solaris Containers provides security and problem isolation between Containers.
This helps you to safely consolidate servers and more efficiently utilize system resources including CPUs, to provide improved cost reductions throughout the life of your system.
Solaris ZFS (Zettabyte File System) with very long 128 bit address space enables you to handle large scale file systems with simplified management and data protection mechanisms (Provided from Oracle Solaris 10 6/06).
The automatic server management feature reduces system administrator's burdens and improves system availability by means of software service restating and hardware error detection/analysis/isolation.
This function simplifies analysis and resolution of performance deterioration. Around 40 thousand tracing points in Solaris kernel enable elaborate analysis even in operational state. Moreover, influencing system performance very little, dumping DTraces in operational state enables swift trouble resolution.
High-level access control, controlling accesses to system resources in a detailed level, can improve entire system stability.
Renewed TCP/IP control program provides high network performance. Just an upgrade to Oracle Solaris 10 improve your system performance.
Benefits of upgrading to Oracle Solaris 10 are as follows.
Oracle Solaris 10, adding many efficient functions to existing OS functions, improves availability, flexibility and operability of your systems.
|Function||Benefits of Oracle Solaris 10 upgrade||Solaris 10||Former Oracle Solaris
(Oracle Solaris 8, 9)
|Software partitions||System flexibility
||Solaris Resource Manager
|Process Privilege Management
||Process Privilege Management
|Service management||System availability
|Solaris Service Manager
|Hardware trouble resolution||System availability
|Solaris Fault Manager
|Performance tuning||System operability||Dynamic Trace
Solaris 10 is compatible on binary level with former Solaris OS versions. However, there are some changes except for application interfaces. For the detail, please take a look at Solaris 10 Release Notes provided from Sun Microsystems.