27 June 2019

Oracle Solaris 11.4 - Sparse IPS Repository Updates

Oracle releases Solaris 11 Updates (SRU) each month. Such SRUs include all the changed packages (enhancements and fixes) since the GA version. Overtime the size of the SRU increases.
The last SRU 35 for Solaris 11.3 consists of 6 files with 8.2 GB in total.

For user without internet connection from the Solaris systems to Oracle this manual downloads takes some time each month.

With Solaris 11.4 Oracle introduced an additional download option. The Sparse Repository Updates, which only include the changes between the SRUs. This is ideal for user who download each SRU every month. The download size is reduced. The SRU10 Sparse Update (June 2019) consists of 3.5 GB (2 files) compared to the full SRU10 which is 8.6 GB (5 files).

If you don't download each SRU you still use the full SRUs.

On My Oracle Support (MOS) you can find all the Solaris 11.4 SRU on this index page:

Oracle Solaris 11.4 Support Repository Updates (SRU) Index (Doc ID 2433412.1)

04 April 2019

Virtual Solaris 11.4 Seminar / April 25th 2019

Virtual Seminar "Continuous Innovation Oracle Solaris 11.4"

Thursday, April 25
9:00 a.m. PT
12:00 Noon ET
18:00 MEST / Europe

Duration: 2 hours

Learn about the Top New Features:
- Observability
- Security & Compliance
- Virtualization
- Data Management and ZFS

Joost Pronk van Hoogeveen
Senior Principal Product Strategy Manager, Oracle Corporation

Martin Müller
Senior Principal Software Engineer, Oracle Corporation

Watch this Seminar On Demand

29 September 2018

Solaris/SPARC Sessions @ DOAG Konferenz 2018

An der DOAG Konferenz 2018 in Nürnberg vom 20.11.2018 bis 23.11.2018 stehen zahlreiche Vorträge zu den Themen Solaris und SPARC auf dem Programm.

Der Donnerstag, 22.11. scheint der Solaris 11.4 Tag zu sein mit 6 Vorträgen.
Hier die komplette Übersicht:

Dienstag, 20. Nov. 12:00
Oracle DB erfolgreich betreiben auf SPARC/LDoms/Solaris/ZFS
Marcel Hofstetter (JomaSoft GmbH)

Dienstag, 20. Nov. 14:00
Failover-Lösung für Oracle VM (SOA Suite&ORDS) bei Carglass
Johannes Michler (PROMATIS software GmbH)

Dienstag, 20. Nov. 16:00
Praktische Erfahrungen mit SPARC S7-2 Server
Marcel Hofstetter (JomaSoft GmbH)

Donnerstag, 22. Nov. 09:00
Live Long And Prosper. Solaris 11.4 Vorteile in der Praxis
Thomas Nau (Universität Ulm)

Donnerstag, 22. Nov. 10:00
Oracle Solaris 11.4 and Beyond
Joost Pronk (Oracle Nederland BV)
Jan Brosowski (ORACLE Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG)

Donnerstag, 22. Nov. 12:00
System Monitoring mit Solaris 11.4 DTrace und Analytics
Thomas Nau (Universität Ulm)

Donnerstag, 22. Nov. 13:00
SAP und Solaris 11.4 Erste Erfahrungen
Andris Perkons (ORACLE Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG)
Jan Brosowski (ORACLE Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG)

Donnerstag, 22. Nov. 14:00
Zugenagelt: Application Whitelisting mit Oracle Solaris
Detlef Drewanz (ORACLE Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG)

Donnerstag, 22. Nov. 14:00
Was bringt Solaris 11.4?
Marcel Hofstetter (JomaSoft GmbH)

19 March 2018

Oracle SPARC CPUs compared

Oracle produced several new SPARC CPUs in the recent years.

At JomaSoft we compared the performance using our own VDCF Solaris Management Application.
VDCF is running in a LDom using only 1 core. The VDCF function we used to compare is a typical single thread task. See the results of our tests below. The VDCF function runs around 1.5x faster with each new CPU.

10 March 2018

How Oracle goes forward with SPARC & Solaris? New Roadmap available!

Solaris 11.4 is planned for this year and another Solaris 11.x update around 2020.
Looks like another SPARC Chip M8+ is planned with new Servers and Engineered Systems.

Find the details on

The boxes about the future are white and nearly unreadable with my Firefox Browser.
Looks well if opened with the Adobe Reader.