prstat – a great tool for process monitoring

Solaris administrators with solid Linux experience are usually installing top on their systems because of convenience. Quite a few administrators are aware of prstat but don't see benefits of using its format which somewhat differs from top. And … [Continue reading]

Welcome to 2012!

Hi all, happy New Year! Just thought I'll take a few minutes to welcome you to the new year and to thank you once again for staying with the Solaris Blog for so long! My plans for this blog are quite humble in the view of Solaris not being a … [Continue reading]

Oracle Sends a Strong Message about Sun Microsystems

Really glad to see the address Larry Ellison gave to all the Sun customers on the Oracle website: more money to develop SPARC more money to develop Solaris dramatic improvement in Sun's hardware performance through tight integration with … [Continue reading]

Share your Solaris OS experience and win a prize!

Just got an email from the Frontline Systems representative about a competition they're running at the moment. … [Continue reading]

Changing hostname in Solaris

I had to change the host name in one of Solaris zones today, and just out of curiousity looked into /etc/init.d/network script. That's how I learned a new (to me) option of the uname command, which seems to be specific to Solaris: uname -S … [Continue reading]

Solaris 10 patch return codes

Now that some of the systems I have to regularly patch are Solaris 10 ones, I have to get used to the new patch return codes which one can see when applying one of the Sun's recommended patchsets. It's similar to the Solaris 8/9 patchset installation … [Continue reading]

Shared-IP and Exclusive-IP in Non-Global Solaris Zones

Just a few days ago I've been busy configuring one of the Solaris 10 zones on a DMZ server, and sure enough I hit one of the most common IP-related issues with non-global zones. Shared IP configuration for non-global Solaris zones By default, … [Continue reading]

Solaris 10 update 7 (5/09) release

Last week yet another update of Solaris 10 OS was released: Solaris 10u7. What's new in Solaris 10 update 7? ZFS support when cloning a Solaris zone - quite a useful tool for someone who always copied the files of Solaris zones. I personally did … [Continue reading]

inetadm – intro

inetadm command is used for observing and managing inetd services in Solaris 10. If you run this command without any parameters, you'll simply get a list of all the services it manages along with their current status: solaris# … [Continue reading]

Interesting Solaris blogs

I wonder if someone would be kind enough to share his most interesting Solaris blogs with me? Here is a partial list of what I regularly read, maybe you'll like some of it: Solaris blogs in Russian Ruslan Valiev - Designerus Unix … [Continue reading]