OmniOS Community Edition release r151024 is now available.

After 4 months of intense development, the OmniOS Community Edition Association is proud to announce the availability of the first Community release of OmniOS; version r151024. The release is on schedule coming 6 months after the final OmniTI release of OmniOS back in May.

This new release adds several key improvements to the lx-zones facility allowing for lightweight virtualization of GNU/Linux in an illumos environment, better zone resource management, new hardware support and all the latest updates from upstream illumos; userland packages have also been brought right up-to-date. The underlying build system for OmniOS has been enhanced to make builds and ongoing maintenance easier; for example the total build time has been more than halved, and the addition of automated testing minimises the chance for regressions due to updates.

The web site for OmniOS Community Edition has been updated with all the latest information, including new information for deployment, operation and development of OmniOS systems.

Sytems running either OmniOSce or OmniTI r151022 can be upgraded to this new release. If you run into any problems please get in touch via the Lobby.

OmniOS is an enterprise level operating system with long-term support and large release overlaps to allow for validation prior to deployment of new releases.

Many organizations rely on OmniOS driven servers for their core storage and virtualization environments. As such they want to ensure the continued development and support of the OmniOS illumos distribution. It is now possible to support the work that goes into maintaining the OS by becoming an OmniOS patron, either with a recurring donation or a one time payment.

About OmniOS - OmniOS is an Enterprise level illumos-based Operating System with superb lightweight virtualization support through zones as well as full hardware virtualization via integrated kvm support. Native ZFS support provides highly reliable storage options of nearly unlimited capacity. With dtrace it is possible to instrument virtually any part of the OS to provide highly precise debugging information to resolve performance issues and software failures.

About OmniOS Community Edition Association - The OmniOS Community Edition Association has taken up development and care of OmniOS since Summer 2017 after OmniTI announced their withdrawal from the project.

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