OpenIndiana is a community supported operating system, based on the illumos kernel and userland.
It is open source, free to use, and suitable for servers and desktops.
OpenIndiana and illumos provide a platform offering:
|ZFS||COW journaling filesystem and volume manager|
|Zones||Lightweight Virtualisation Technology|
|SMF||Service Management Facility for software lifecycle control|
|IPS||Network based package management system integrated with ZFS|
|FMA||Fault Management Architecture|
|COMSTAR||Enterprise SCSI target system supporting iSCSI/iSER/FC/FCOE|
|Crossbow||Fully virtualised high performance network stack|
|DTrace||Extensive deep diagnosis and debugging framework|
|Boot Environments||Transactional operating system upgrades with rollback|
|Role Based Access Control||Least-privilege model for managing processes and users|
|IP Multipathing||High availability networking and greater bandwidth|
|Integrated L3/L4 kernel mode Load Balancer|
|Integrated VRRP IP failover facility|