> From: Edward Ned Harvey (opensolarisisdeadlongliveopensolaris) > > Stuff like that. I could go on, but it basically comes down to: With > openindiana, you can do a lot more than you can with ESXi. Because it's a > complete OS. You simply have more freedom, better performance, less > maintenance, less complexity. IMHO, it's better in every way.
Oh - I just thought of an important one - make that two, three... On ESXi, you can't run ipmi-tools. Which means, if you're configuring ipmi, you have to do it at power-on, by hitting the BIOS key, and then you have to type in your encryption key by hand (20 hex chars). Whereas, with a real OS, you run ipmi-tool and paste on the ssh prompt. (Even if you enable ssh prompt on ESXi, you won't get ipmi-tool running there.) I have two systems that have 3ware HBA's, and I have some systems with Dell PERC. Yes you can, with the help of Dell, install OMSA to get the web interface to manage the PERC. But it's a pain, and there is no equivalent option for most HBA's. Specifcally, on my systems with 3ware, I simply installed the solaris 3ware utility to manage the HBA. Which would not be possible on ESXi. This is important because the systems are in a remote datacenter, and it's the only way to check for red blinking lights on the hard drives. ;-) _______________________________________________ zfs-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss