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AZOSUG Meeting: OpenSolaris Installfest


Tuesday, July 21, 2009 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (MST)

AZOSUG Meeting: OpenSolaris Installfest

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THIS MONTH'S TOPIC: OpenSolaris Installfest

This month's event is an OpenSolaris InstallFest!

Bring your laptop and install OpenSolaris in a Virtual Box (or VMware if you supply it) virtual machine. Or just boot the temporary no-install-necessary OpenSolaris LiveCD. This will be the first of two sessions, the next session being a hands-on exploration of OpenSolaris, performing some labs at the August meeting.

During this month's meeting, we'll also demonstrate some of the easy-to-use new features of OpenSolaris that Jeff Savit presented at the last meeting. Time permitting, you may be able to do a couple of short labs, or you can do them at the August meeting. We'll supply the DVDs with Virtual Box and OpenSolaris -- so just bring yourself and your laptop.

Why install and learn OpenSolaris? Here are a few reasons:

  • because you are a person who appreciates the latest, most advanced technology available in an OS. Technology like DTrace, ZFS, Zones, Crossbow Virtualized Networking, IPS, FMA and SMF.
  • because OpenSolaris is a preview of what Solaris "next" (after Solaris 10) will look like.
  • because you can run it in production today with Sun Support for 5 years, allowing you to benefit from the latest Solaris features like Crossbow and TimeSlider snapshot management.
  • because it's free and easy to install and manage!

This month's (July 21) meeting agenda:

  • What's new at Sun (10-15 min)
  • OpenSolaris InstallFest and OpenSolaris Features demo (60-90 min)

Next month's (August 18) meeting agenda:

  • What's new at Sun (10-15 min)
  • Short OpenSolaris Intro Labs to be done on your laptop and demo'ed on the screen: DTrace / DTrace Chime; ZFS; IPS / IPS PackageManager; Timeslider; Desktop; Sun Studio

WHEN: July 21, 4:30-6:30. This group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month to discuss topics related to Sun Microsystems software, hardware and services.

WHERE: Sun Microsystems, 2398 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 950, Phoenix, AZ 85016 (click here for map)

PARKING: is available in the underground parking lots. Follow the signs on the west side of the complex to Visitor Parking. Proceed to the red elevators for building 2398 and go to the 9th floor. We will validate parking. You can also park for free across the street at the mall area.

Have questions about AZOSUG Meeting: OpenSolaris Installfest? Contact AZOSUG

When & Where

Sun Microsystems
2398 E Camelback Road
Suite 950
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (MST)

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