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The Solaris Performance Wiki is a community to provide a go-to reference for the key information related to Solaris Performance. Here we aim to provide a top level index to the essential performance information, by either linking to existing references (blogs etc...) and providing original documentation where necessary. Please update the WishList with items you want to see on the Wiki.


Registration for Solaris Tech Day on January 13th 2015 in Cologne online (

    (Mon December 15 2014) The registration for the "Oracle Solaris TechDay: Sharing Experiences, Engineering Insights and Outlook"-Event is now online. So you can now register for the event. I think it's really interesting in ...

ZFS: RAID-Z Resilvering (Robert Milkowski's blog)

    (Fri December 12 2014) Solaris 11.2 introduced a new ZFS pool version: 35 Sequential resilver.The new feature is supposed to make disk resilvering (disk replacement, hot-spare synchronization, etc.) much faster. It achieves...

Agenda for Solaris Tech Day in Cologne on January 13th, 2015 (

    (Fri December 12 2014) I still don't have the registration page for the Solaris Tech Day in Cologne, but my colleague Franz Haberhauer already put the agenda online for the event in the "Solarium Blog", that takes place in ...

ZFS Performance Improvements (Robert Milkowski's blog)

    (Fri December 5 2014) One of the blogs I value is Roch Bourbonnais's. He hasn't blogged much in some time but he is back to blogging! He listed the main ZFS performance improvements since Oracle took over, and then also pr...

Event accouncement - Solaris Tech Day in Cologne on January 13th, 2015 (

    (Wed December 3 2014) On January 13th, 2015 (yeah, it's really that late in this year that we are talking about schedules in the next year ... time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana) there will be an Solaris T...

Roch Bourbonnais about Performance Improvements to ZFS. (

    (Wed December 3 2014) Roch Bourbonnais started a series of blog articles about changes to ZFS in oder to improve performance with his article "ZFS Performance boosts since 2010". He published a first article out of this se...

IPS with CVE numbers (

    (Mon December 1 2014) A few days ago, Darren Moffat wrote an interesting article about the inclusion of CVE numbers in the IPS packages. You can read the article here. I just want to give a short example by citing Darren....

CVE Metadata in IPS (Robert Milkowski's blog)

    (Fri November 28 2014) CVE metadata is now provided in IPS packages....

Kernel Zones Internals (Robert Milkowski's blog)

    (Fri November 14 2014) There is a very good presentation describing how Kernel Zones are implemented from an architecture point of view....

Kernel Zones: root disk recovery (Robert Milkowski's blog)

    (Fri November 14 2014) I've been playing with Solaris Kernel Zones recently. I installed a zone named kz1 on an iscsi device so I could test Live Migration as well. At some point I wanted to modify contents of the kz1 root ...

A better illumos... (/dev/dump)

    (Thu November 13 2014) If you follow illumos very closely, you may already know some of this.A New ForkSeveral months ago, I forked illumos-gate (the primary source code repository for the kernel and system components of il...

SmartDataCenter and Manta are now open source (The Observation Deck)

    (Mon November 3 2014) Today we are announcing that we are open sourcing the two systems at the heart of our business: SmartDataCenter and the Manta object storage platform. SmartDataCenter is the container-based orchestra...


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