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HPUX and Solaris

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Hi, I'm quite new in the UNIX world and I would like to find a site where there is information regarding the main differrence between HP-UX and Sun Solaris
  • 1. Re: HPUX and Solaris
    BelMan Expert
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    Hi,

    The main differences I think are :

    1. Solaris implements async I/O by default, HP UX supports it only via raw partitions.

    2. In Solaris you can load kernel modules dynamically, in HP UX you will have to rebuild the kernel (HP UX 9,10). Patching frequently meant building a new kernel.

    3. HP's high availability tool is MC-Service Guard. Shell script based, takes a fair amount of code to make work. Solaris' is called SunCluster. Version 2.2 was also script based. 3.0 and 3.1 are itegrated into the kernel.


    see this links

    For Solaris
    http://h20331.www2.hp.com/Hpsub/downloads/task_guide.pdf
    http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/content/solSysadminGuide/solsysadmin.pdf

    For HP-UX
    http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/w1/en/os/hpux11i-overview.html?jumpid=ex_r1533_us/en/large/tsg/go_hpux

    http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/w1/en/os/hpux11i-overview.html?jumpid=ex_r1533_us/en/large/tsg/go_hpux
  • 2. Re: HPUX and Solaris
    user3970462 Newbie
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    Old thread and I'd like to comment: BelMan posted an excellent response, but the OP's question was very general.

    This is a site I really like:
    http://bhami.com/rosetta.html

    The Unix Rosetta Stone. In the upper left, use <CTRL>-click to choose HP-UX and Solaris. Then click "Draw table".

    My company runs our main ERP databases on HP-UX but we maintain a lot of Solaris hosts. I'm always dealing with the differences between the two OSs, not to mention the 50 Linux servers we administer! Keeps things interesting.

    Chris

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