I’m very happy to announce that the Solaris 8 Migration Assistant 1.0 (also known as Project Etude) has shipped! The product is now officially available from Sun. Some key links:
- You can download and install the product (a free 90 day eval license is provided)
- You can browse the documentation online
- You can read the FAQ
- You can learn more from my previous blog entries about Etude (here, and here)
- You can contact your local Sun representative to learn more about this technology
In a nutshell, the product provides a migration solution from Solaris 8 to Solaris 10 by creating a bridge between the two operating systems. You can perform P2V (physical-to-virtual) conversions of existing Solaris 8 systems, and drop those into Solaris 8 containers running on your Solaris 10 host.
Above all, I want to take another chance to thank the many people who worked extremely hard for the past eight months to make this project a reality. It was sprint from start to finish, which is certainly tough on everyone involved. But I was amazed and pleased that almost universally, people helped us out with dedication and a good sense of humor. Thank you very much.