I have a T5140 that I intend to use a virtualization host and a ZFS controller for a NAS. It's the ZFS part that this post concerns.
It has been recommended to me that running Solaris 10 on this machine would be a better choice than Solaris 11, for technical reasons mostly, but also for potential licensing reasons.
If I were to run the latest version of Solaris10/SPARC on this machine, would I still be able to run the latest version of ZFS? I know that ZFS is tightly tied in to the OS, so I'm not sure if this is possible or even desirable.
If I would be able to run the most recent implementation of ZFS on Solaris 10, how could this be achieved? Thank you!!
If I were to run the latest version of Solaris10/SPARC on this machine, would I still be able to run the latest version of ZFS?
No. The latest zpool version supported on Solaris 10 is 32. See https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37838_01/html/E61017/gjxle.html#scrolltoc
You won't be able to install S11.4 on your T5140 ( https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37838_01/html/E60973/glmru.html#scrolltoc ).