With today’s announcement of Oracle Solaris Express 11 our choices for running a ZFS capable Operating System just got even more confusing. I wasn’t able to find a list of the build numbers these Operating Systems are based on all in one place, so I’m going to keep a chart of the choices here, and if readers will contribute in the comments I will keep the chart updated. The build number gives you a good idea of how recent the ZFS feature set is. If any of these become true forks with divergent code and feature sets we won’t be able to rely on a single build number to identify the features any longer.

Updated November 22, 2010 to include the KQ Infotech and Lawrence Livermore National Labs native ZFS on Linux:

OS build comments
Oracle Solaris Express 11 2010.11 b151a licensed for testing only, encrypted fs
OpenSolaris 2009.06 b111b
OpenSolaris (last dev) b134
OpenIndiana b147
Nexenta Core 3.0.1 b134+ Linux userland, CLI only
NexentaStor Community b134+ 12TB limit, web admin
NexentaStor Enterprise b134 + not free, web admin
FreeBSD 8.1 pool 15 no CIFS or iSCSI
Linux fuse 0.6.9 pool 23 low efficiency
KQ ZFS b121? pool 26 Native Linux port
LLNL ZFS b147 pool 28 Native Linux port
Belenix 0.8b1 b111
Schillix 0.7.2 b147
StormOS “hail” based on Nexenta
Jaris Japanese
Milax 0.5 b128a small size
Korona 4.5.0 b134 KDE
EON NAS b130 embedded NAS


Please contribute info, links to distros, etc. and I will keep this page updated.
(Update: I have added this table to the ZFS Wikipedia article, where all future updates will go)

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