Welcome to Solaris blog – my humble collection of system administration tips for Solaris 8, 10, 11 and OpenSolaris.
My name is Gleb Reys, I’m a Solaris and Linux systems administrator living and working in Dublin, Ireland. I’m 38 right now, and have 20 years of UNIX administration experience, so I guess that justifies calling my UNIX interests a real passion 🙂
I’ve been (ir)regularly updating Solaris Blog since November 2004, and I document here most of the sysadmin problems and solutions I come across. I like trying all the latest and greatest features of Solaris, and for quite some time I’ve been using OpenSolaris for my experiments.
My Solaris experience is not that impressive – I first got a chance to manage it back in 1997, it was SunOS 2.5 on an Ultra 5 system at my university… I had spent almost a year managing that system and trying different things out, and although not everything was done in most optimal way, I still enjoyed the process a lot.
Some time later I got back to Solaris again, with SunOS 2.7 on an E250 box. I liked it even more.
I was so impressed with Solaris, that a year later I made BSDi 4.0 to Solaris 8 transition one of my first projects upon joining a new company.
Finally, I had spent more than 4 years working at Sun Microsystems in Dublin, Ireland – it was amazing to work with some of the most technically skilled and talented people in the world and to always stay on the edge of Solaris development.
These days I’m a Unix consultant working on short-term contracts to help large multi-nationals and banks deal with Solaris administration issues and infrastructure migration projects.