|This article relies on references to primary sources. (July 2009)|
|Source model||free / open source software|
|Latest stable release||OpenSolaris 2009.06 / June 23, 2009|
|Kernel type||Monolithic kernel|
|Default user interface||Command-line only, GUIs available through repository|
OpenSolaris JeOS (// juice) is a reduced installation of the Sun-managed OpenSolaris distribution available as virtual machine (VM) images for a variety of system virtualization platforms. The images are as small as 139 MB and offer an alternative means to deploy OpenSolaris on a several platforms.
Pre-installed JeOS installations are provided by the OpenSolaris JeOS project for a variety of system virtualization platforms. These forms of the Sun-managed OpenSolaris allow the production of application-tailored installations of OpenSolaris in virtual appliance, cloud and bare metal environments.
- Small footprint alternative to the Live CD-based installation
- Pre-installed packages for common features used by virtual appliance developers
- Hardened out the box using Solaris security best practices demonstrated in the Immutable Service Containers (ISC) project.
- Scriptable, SSH-based control of initial boot process to enable appliance build automation
OpenSolaris 2009.06 JeOS Prototype downloads are available in 10+ most popular Virtualization platforms as native and Open Virtualization Format (OVF) VM images for the following Virtualization platforms:
Intel/AMD x86 32bit and x86-64bit
- VMware Products including Player and ESX/ESXi
- Xen based platforms such as Oracle VM and Sun xVM
- KVM based platforms like desktop Linux Distributions or latest RedHat Hypervisor
- QEMU based platforms like desktop Linux Distributions
- Microsoft Hyper-V or Microsoft Virtual PC
- Parallels Desktop
Note: OpenSolaris OS JeOS Prototype VM images have both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures in single image.
- OpenSolaris JeOS Homepage
- OpenSolaris 2009.06 JeOS Prototype on VMware Virtual Appliance Market Place
- Virtual appliances and the Open Virtualization Format
- What's JeOS, and Why Should You Care?
- System News for Sun Users