Sun Microsystems Inc. is pleased to announce the release of OpenSolaris 2009.06 on Amazon EC2's cloud computing service. This 32-bit AMI gives you the power and security of OpenSolaris combined with the flexibility of Amazon's cloud computing service, and is optimized for for Amazon EC2's cloud computing environment.
2009.06 is the latest release of the OpenSolaris Operating System, a
powerful and complete operating environment for users. developers and
deployers. OpenSolaris prides itself on being a secure, stable, and
highly scalable system. The OpenSolaris OS is open source software, and
freely re-distributable and provides all the tools users expect from a
modern computing environment both installed by default and available on
our online network package repositories.
Information on "What's new in OpenSolaris 2009.06" is available at http://www.opensolaris.com/learn/features/whats-new/200906/
The root file system is ZFS in this AMI and includes
the pre-installed packages and tools necessary to get started with using
Amazon EC2. You can obtain more details about the OpenSolaris project at
Also, just like in our previous AMIs, the "pkg image-update" command updates the kernel and ramdisk which is not allowed in Amazon EC2. Therefore, in order to prevent your instances from becoming non-compatible with the Amazon EC2 environment, we have disabled this command.
The "Getting Started Guide" has been updated with instructions for Re-bundling OpenSolaris 2009.06 based 32-bit AMI on Amazon EC2.
For technical support during the Beta period, please contact ec2�-solaris�-support[AT]SUN[DOT]COM.
Please check OpenSolaris on Amazon EC2 blog for latest updates and new information about OpenSolaris AMIs.
The "OpenSolaris on Amazon EC2 Getting Started Guide" is located at:
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