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]

OpenSolaris: BFU archive anatomy

I think I've covered the basics of updating your OpenSolaris using BFU before. This is the post: OpenSolaris BFU. Back then I've explained the basics of BFUing. Today I simply would like to tell a bit more about the contents of a BFU archive, … [Continue reading]

ZFS: managing filesystems

It's been quite a while since I've cleared one of internal disks in my Netra t105 to bring it under ZFS control. As a result, I now have a 33Gb zfs-pool to experiment with. Today I had some spare time, so I decided to share with you the very basics … [Continue reading]