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Solaris Operating Systems for Sun Fire High-End Systems

A Sun Fire high-end system can be divided into dynamic system domains. These domains are based on system board slots that are assigned to the domains. Each domain is electrically isolated into hardware partitions, which ensures that any failure in one domain does not affect the other domains in the system.

The Sun Fire high-end systems run the Solaris 8, 9, or 10 OS on their domains and Solaris 9 or 10 OS on the system controllers (SCs).The Solaris OS offers the best of UNIX-class reliability, availability, and serviceability at a fraction of the cost of mainframe operating systems.

The Solaris OS provides: