Fair enough, but RHEL w/Satellite is what works for us, and we have a good support agreement (i.e. not as expensive as you might think). Also we're not using RHEL/KVM as the hypervisor, but VMware.. you're probably going to go ballistic now lol. Either way, I'm all for trailblazing but when it comes to what we do, well established is an imperative. Perhaps we'll look into SmartOS if it can manage to gather some traction in the future, and btw thanks for the tip, I'll give it a try one day soon.