Solaris guest proxmox issues with kvm

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I’m not familiar with ‘current’ Solaris. Worked with it 2000-2003 as trade server for our RTS exchange system. That was it. Just read somewhere that the Solaris SMB is the most performing SMB with similar permissions as NTFS has. Wanted to check it out and test in order to replace Windows file servers in wife’s company.

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I’m not familiar with ‘current’ Solaris. Worked with it 2000-2003 as trade server for our RTS exchange system. That was it. Just read somewhere that the Solaris SMB is the most performing SMB with similar permissions as NTFS has. Wanted to check it out and test in order to replace Windows file servers in wife’s company.

thanks for the reply.
If I recall right the reason I kind of gave up was the licensing even for home use was in the thousands of dollars. @gea is always expounding the benefits of ZFS on Solaris so I wanted to try it out.
 
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You can just download Oracle Solaris after registration. It is free for (noncommercial) demo and development but without updates and bugfixes. Commercial use and bugfixes require a subscription (around 800 usd/yr).

But as Sun opened OpenSolaris, you find the ZFS/kernelbased SMB server also in the Opensource Solaris forks like OmniOS, OpenIndiana or SmartOS.

Without this we won't have a free ZFS.
 
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They are all based on Illumos where the OS, driver and storage service development for FC/iSCSI, NFS and SMB is done (think of it like Linux vs distributions) so the SMB server is always the same but every distribution has a special use case target.

SmartOS (Joyent/Samsung) is base of an enterprise class virtualisation solution like ProxMox or ESXi. OpenIndiana follows the idea of former OpenSolaris with a GUI and additional desktop apps with a similar use case like Ubuntu. OmniOS can be used for production server and storage systems due a stable, long term stable and even a commercial support option with a use case like Debian or RedHat.

My main use case is storage and this is why OmniOS is my main platform.
 
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Thanks a lot. Much appreciated. I will have a look into OmniOS and maybe SmartOS as virt solution vs Proxmox ...
 

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I don't even get it OmniOS running as a Proxmox guest. Always tells me there's no disk ... :rolleyes: Will see, maybe something for a new thread. ;)