Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Solaris podcast covers P2V migration using Etude

Sun podcast:

It covers an interesting part of Project Etude, the Solaris 8 Migration Assistant that lets you migrate legacy environments using P2V (physical-to-virtual) technologies.

  • How the Solaris 8 Migration Assistant allows users to run Solaris 8 environments on machines running Solaris 10
  • The moving of applications, settings and configuration files with less risk
  • Why someone would want to migrate an entire OS environment from Solaris 8 to Solaris 10
  • Handling custom software development
  • What happens once you install the virtual image environment into a container
  • Balancing virtualization with security
  • Brand Z and altering the behavior of containers
  • Going beyond environment migration to finding economies of scale by compressing multiple containers into the same global zone
  • Where you would not use Solaris 8 migration
  • Taking advantage of Solaris 10 features

  • Details here. Transcript here.