[csw-users] Why support Solaris 8 onwards?
Ben.Taylor at Sun.COM
Tue Sep 18 10:27:09 CEST 2007
Ihsan Dogan wrote:
>on 17.09.2007 17:30 Ben Taylor said the following:
>>>>You can't even put Solaris 8 on a new large server. Who are you kidding?
>>> I can install Solaris 8 into a V490 just fine.
>>You can't buy a new V490 that runs Solaris 8.
>You can't buy a V490 from Sun anymore, that's true. As long as you are
>not UBS you can buy hardware from Sun and you have to stick resellers.
>Those companies have still a huge stock with the old hardware.
You cannot run Solaris 8 on any US-IV or US-IV+ CPU.
At minimum, you have to run Solaris 9 09/05. One of my
customers had to upgrade to a new USIV+ board almost
a year ago and had to suffer through an OS upgrade
because the requirements of the for the system board
from an US-III to the US-IV+. Unfortunately for them,
their botique firm that has their business process sw
hasn't certified Solaris 10, and may never due to the
fact that they are a botique shop and only have 1 Solaris
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