After a short public beta phase, Oracle made Solaris 11.2 generally available last week. You can download it from oracle.com in various forms like the usual install ISO, Unified Archives and as Virtual box appliance.
There are many, many new features, but also a lot of small incremental improvements.
Some of the new key features are:
For more details, check the Solaris 11.2 blog list
I already covered some of the new features in own blog posts:
- Puppet on Solaris 11.2
- Puppet and SMF in Solaris 11.2
- Simple and fast Solaris installation with Unified Archives
- Control the size of the ZFS ARC cache dynamically
I have more posts in the pipeline, I will keep this list updated. If you are interested in a specific topic, let me know, for example by leaving a comment.