OmniOS is based on Illumos (just like Illumian and OpenIndiana) and includes Perl
I would prefer multipls HBAs and use expanders only when really needed.Hi Gea,
For your info: Theo Schlossnagle from OmniIt also thinks it's possible.
I do have another question if you have the time:
I am thinking about buying a Norcotek RPC-4216 or RPC-4224.
That combined with a Supermicro mainboard X9SCM-F (with 2 pcie 8x and 2 pcie 4x slots).
Do you think it's better to use 3 x IBM Serveraid m1015 (with lsi it firmware flash) or to use 1 x IBM Serveraid m1015 with a SAS expander (to leave some spare pcie slots for extra nics etc.)?
Thank you in advance.
OmniOS seems quite similar to an OpenIndiana text-install.Hi Gea,
As promised the results of my test of Omnios yesterday evening.
I started with downloading the omnios iso (347MB) and burning a cd.
Then pulled it in my test server (hp microserver n36l with 8GB, serveraid m1015 in it-mode + 2 Seagate barracuda Green 2TB disks, 8Gb sandisk usb stick).
Installation was very easy: i chose to install omnios on the usb stick.
Everything went smoothly.
After the installation i logged in with root and blanco password.
Had to activate the pimary nic and set ip/subnetmask/default gateway/nameserver.
After that i triggered your installer script.
The script started and most steps went well.
I only think there's a problem with bonnie and/or gcc.
After the installation i could not connect to the host at http://hostip:81.
I could connect to http://hostip:3000 (a kind of status page of the system).
This was my first solaris experience: i was very pleased with the stability and ease of installation of omnios.
I also like the fact that the default install is lean and mean: this is very ok from a security standpoint.
Maybe when you or another forum user has the time to find out what goes wrong....
My limited solaris knowledge hold me back.