This Blog is now reachable via IPv6 http://2A00:CD0:1:1810::15 in addition to IPv4. As my DNS provider Hosteurope does not support AAAA DNS records, which is necessary for resolving www.wiik.de to the IPv6 address, I also have to switch my DNS to UM. The unbelievable Machine Company in Berlin offers a IPv6 hosting and DNS infrastructure. Moving the domains to another provider will need a couple of days, of course. By the way, this blog is running in a Dual Stack IPv4 / IPv6 Sun Solaris 10 10/08 Zone on ZFS, now.
See and hear more on project Webstack, PHP, Glassfish V2 on Solaris on YouTube.
At Pixelpark, we use Solaris 10 as main production plattform for all our customers. All our web hosting customers need basic open source components like apache httpd, tomcat, mysql. Some of them are also using php, some are using mongrels, other glassfish V2 and so on. We always try to use the latest version of these components for security reasons and if we build high performance Web Sites, for performance. Today Solaris 10 U4 is offering outdated versions of apache, mysql and no php. Only Postgresql is up to date with Solaris 10 U4 (GREAT !!). Because we often (daily..) have to install these optimzied and up to date versions we have a couple of choices: Download binary distributions (like coolstack or from blastwave) or build these components on our own.
We hope, that the Sun Webstack project will bring us precompiled, optimized and up to date apache httpd, php, mongrel Versions with security relevant updates, soon. Maybe future Solaris 10 Updates (U5) will bring newer version of these main Web2.0 components that we do not have to compile, test, distribute, patch the components on our own.
Today, Sun’s Ecotour stops at our office in Berlin. Rolf Kersten and the Sun Ecorider brought us a lot of fun while having a short ride at Oberbaum City.
As mentioned on Jonathan’s Blog, Sun will release a new 4-socket 16-core Intel Xeon MP 7300 series server.
Some facts about Sun’s new 16-core Intel Server:
- 2U Rackmount Server
- 4 Sockets, 16 Cores in one Box
- Intel Tigerton 7300 Quad Core CPUs, currently up to 2,93Ghz/120W
- 32 DIMM Slots, up to 256GB RAM
- 8 hot-swap SAS 2.5″ Disks
Nice to see more than 4 disks in a Sun server. This was still a gap, comparing Sun Galaxy Servers to IBM or HP Boxes.
Hope that the Bios and ILOM will be better than ILOM of the Sun Blade 6000 X6250 modules, currently the Blade6000 feels quite beta compared to the Sun X4200 Bios and ILOM.
Solaris 10 Update 4 is released today !
Late, but now, we’re happy
The product and download instructions for Solaris 10 8/07 are now available on sun.com:
The documentation for Solaris 10 Update 4, called Solaris 10 8/07 release, is now on docs.sun.com. The downloadable ISOs for U4 are still missing on sun.com. Hope to have them soon.