Where'd the Docs Go?

image and preamble removed per request so doc info is easier to spot.

The new home page for all Oracle documentation is the Oracle Technology Network's Documentation Home Page.

If you scroll down a bit, you'll find the old Sun Microsystems documentation under these categories:

  • Java
  • Servers, Systems Management, Workstations, and Related Hardware
  • Storage
  • Systems Software (including Solaris)
  • Enterprise Management (including Ops Center)
  • Virtualization
  • Legacy Sun Products
To help you get where you want to go while you're still getting familiar with the new arrangement, Janice Critchlow and the old Sun doc folks put together this cheat sheet. It's followed by a picture of "something cute" that Janice insisted I include in the blog.

- Rick, Janice, and the Doc Folks


> She had one hell of a time keeping the site running, but we really liked her, so we kept her on board as long as we could.

That really sounds like they fired her. Is that correct?

Posted by steve on January 19, 2011 at 05:53 AM PST #

Steve, are you trying to get ME fired too? :-)

Posted by guest on January 19, 2011 at 05:55 AM PST #

Dear doc team,

What about the links I have been putting in my teaching materials over the last few years?

They now contain broken links to the bug database entries, broken links to helpful forum posts and even broken links to topics in the java api docs.

Well, I guess I could just put the "cheat sheet" in every topic of my material and tell my students to play fetch - which is seems to be Oracle's suggestion right now - but I have too much respect for my students.

So any chance of this mess getting sorted in a timely manner?


Posted by Yanic on January 28, 2011 at 07:40 AM PST #

Where are the Sun Identity Manager (Oracle Waveset) docs?

Posted by Praveen Nori on January 28, 2011 at 08:49 AM PST #

Yanic and Praveen, I forwarded your comments to the doc folks. We'll post a response here next week.


Posted by Richard Ramsey on January 28, 2011 at 08:53 AM PST #

Praveen, Identity Manager is now part of Fusion Middleware. Latest docs are here:


Older Sun Identity Manager docs are here:


Posted by Janice on January 28, 2011 at 09:12 AM PST #

Well, Oracle should also contact Google, and ask them to remove every link they had to useful information in the old Sun documentation.

Because there is very little as frustrating as trying to find the answer to a problem you have and having the link to a promising solution take you to the Oracle Documentation page essentially telling you that you have to search all over again.

So, it's not just links in the teaching materials as described above, but links anywhere on the web which pointed to Sun documentation.

Solaris appears to have suffered a stroke, and half of our collective memory has been garbled, taking us round in circles.....

Posted by Joel on January 30, 2011 at 10:04 PM PST #


Luckily google's links will eventually get update as googlebot crawls all of the content (if everything is publically available that is). Although I find it odd that is has not yet happened..

The links the rest of the world has been creating over the last decade will not be updated automatically unfortunately :o(

Posted by Yanic on January 31, 2011 at 12:16 AM PST #

where did the open MQ documentations go?

Posted by Ram on January 31, 2011 at 03:55 AM PST #

When searching with Google Don't forget about the Google Cached pages. It still has valid data just does not look nice.

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2011 at 05:57 AM PST #

Why does the "Java Documentation" on the cheat sheet go to a "Mockup" page:


instead of the real index page:


you would get if you navigated through the main links from www.oracle.com?

Posted by scott on January 31, 2011 at 11:57 PM PST #

The part I find most frustrating is what Yanic said to Joel: "The links the rest of the world has been creating over the last decade will not be updated automatically unfortunately."

I've wasted lots of time googling for a solution and finding a page that looked promising, only to find that the important reference links on that page to docs.sun.com (or some other sun.com site) are now broken.

It doesn't seem to me that it would have killed Oracle to put up a small server responding to the old names that could at least display links to where the content is now. Not trivial, but not ridiculously hard either, and it would have given Oracle's new customers a warm fuzzy that the takeover wasn't being done in such a draconian way.

Posted by Tim on February 01, 2011 at 03:03 AM PST #

I accept that I've now got to go through every piece of documentation I've written and replace every URL which was pointing to docs.sun.com (which probably means tracking down the relevant bits again since the old URLs are useless).

Now, what form of the URLs to the new Oracle.com documentation are going to be stable going forward? In the sample URLs below there are a lot of seemingly arbitrary codes which look like they might be subject to change.



Is there a "doc about docs"? Something that tells us the "Oracle way" to stably refer to documents and parts of them?

Please keep in mind that a lot of us have internal documentation which points to very specific parts of your documentation for more details and authoritative information. You produce good documentation but there's so much of it that few people have read all of it and often a very specific needle must be quickly found again and again in the haystack.

Assuming that we can just search for it again isn't always safe. Sometimes a search returns so much chaff and not-quite-right results that it can take days (and/or support calls) to track down the correct answer for a particular situation.

I don't want to go through all of the effort of updating the links in my documentation just to discover a new change invalidates them.

Posted by Scott on February 01, 2011 at 03:32 AM PST #

I will 2nd the draconian take over method. At least now I am being paid by the hour and I am perfectly fine going in circles clicking on broken links through out the site. What makes me laugh is how many "updated" doc's that have been rebranded and "copyrighted" by Oracle recently and they are still full of broken links.

Since Oracle doesn't allow "free" access to their support doc's, odds are that will be why Google never updates and is pointless now.

Your best bet is to just exclude all the useless links by adding -site:\*.sun.com to your search. You could toss in -site:\*.oracle.com, but you only get the home page anyways w/ the first filter.

PS - Using a 100 percent Flash for the support app is bad. Why the heck can you not make wheel/slide function work like every other UI?

Posted by cybrhippy on February 02, 2011 at 12:15 AM PST #

Do you have any easy way to get me to the following old URL's

../app/docs/doc/<doc number>


../app/docs/coll/<doc number>

many of your internal links look like this and simply go to the big page of all documents. It is not clear where the "app" docs are. Entering <doc number> in search finds nothing.

Posted by Al Sudduth on February 02, 2011 at 01:51 AM PST #

Al, try searching the doc number within quotes at google like so:

"816-4557" site:oracle.com

will return (as an example) the Solaris 10 Security Services guide .pdf URL:


Posted by ML Starkey on February 02, 2011 at 03:18 AM PST #

Everyone - we have taken your feedback, along with lots of other feedback from other places, to the "powers that be" to try to get a change to the stated policy for redirects. I will update you when I hear something concrete.

In response to Scott's query about the "stability" of the URLs, both forms of the URL should be "stable," although no URL is guaranteed forever.

Posted by Janice on February 02, 2011 at 10:20 AM PST #

I cannot locate any of the sun documentation within Oracle site.Please help me to get there ASAP.

Posted by sagilaa on February 02, 2011 at 02:22 PM PST #

Before I was able to find whatever I needed about solaris documentation in 10 seconds.
Now after 30 minutes I have not found what I am looking for.

Are you ready to pay for the time I am wasting just because you changed everything?

Posted by guest on February 02, 2011 at 04:42 PM PST #

I am an uncertified field engineer for a Egyptian partner and I would like to find guidelines how to replace a handbot on a L180
I was guided to the link below by sun/oracle support but it is not working...

Have we all GONE MAD!!!

Posted by Hoerenboy on February 02, 2011 at 07:26 PM PST #

The new links contain only a tiny subset of the Solaris 10 documentation.

Where are the full Solaris 10 docs?

For example I need specific info on Solaris version 10 5/08

This is crazy.

Posted by Aidan on February 04, 2011 at 12:47 AM PST #

Adian, if you follow the link above to S10 (and Containers), it takes to you a page where there's an access point to "View Library." That library has links to all the S10 content. Scroll down towards the bottom to find the 5/08 content.

As an aside, the migration scripts put everything in alphabetical order. We will likely update a handful of those migrated libraries within a few weeks to put the important information at the top again.

Posted by Janice on February 04, 2011 at 01:24 AM PST #

Hi Janice,

Thanks for that, I found the docs you refer to. These are for deploying new installs for that particular version. I am after the admin guide for Solaris 10 5/08. I thought in the old docs we could get the full advanced admin materials per release. With this collection we only get one common admin guide for all releases.
Over its long lifecycle solaris 10 has many changes. In particular there were changes with CDE and JDS which I am trying to setup for remote users. Ideally I would like the exact admin guide that is relevant to how JDS was implemented in the specific release Im using.

Perhaps Im dreaming and there were never per release admin guides. But I thought there was and because of the many changes it would seem logical that there should be.


Posted by Aidan on February 04, 2011 at 01:53 AM PST #

I changed the comments from moderated to un-moderated. That should let the conversation flow again.

If I start to get too much spam, I'll change it back to moderated.


Posted by Rick Ramsey on February 04, 2011 at 01:54 AM PST #

I didn't find a link for the ZFS Storage Appliance on this page. The link at the top for "Unified Storage" doesn't include the new 7x20 models. So, here's the link to the documentation for the ZFS Storage Appliance:


It's working as of today.

Posted by Scott McCord on February 09, 2011 at 08:56 AM PST #

I've been a Solaris admin for 15 years now and this latest change really has me in despair

There is no denying that since we have lost Sunsolve, dlc etc etc - everything to do with Sun products have become 10 times harder to do.

There really feels like there has been very little thought gone into these issues when everything got shutdown ...

Thing is some of my DBA mates have also said that the new Oracle interface is rubbish and they want their "old" system back...

Would have been so bad to just rebrand everything and leave them separate - really ???

Posted by Nathan O'Connor on February 09, 2011 at 07:21 PM PST #

OK, on kernel patches and the like, you get special install instructions:

Special Install Instructions:


NOTE 1: Before installing this patch, please be sure to install the latest
patch utilities patches for your OS. This list of patches is defined
at http://sunsolve.sun.com

Please use the pull down list which appears after the text:
"Latest Patch Update: To ensure the correct functioning of the
patching utilities on your system, stay up to date on the
following patches"

This doesn't work anymore, and I have yet to find the link on the Oracle support page which supplies this information (and I have currently been looking for a couple of days).

At the very least, I would think that the links that are provided by Oracle should sensibly go somewhere....

Posted by Joel on February 13, 2011 at 09:45 PM PST #

If you have a migration script that knows where all the docs came from and where they were moved to, can you tweak it to also create redirects and then re-run it?

Even if it doesn't redirect every single doc, just doing the majority of them would be a huge improvement over the way it is now.

Posted by Ben on February 13, 2011 at 11:40 PM PST #

Some good news is that most of the docs that were migrated to OTN are now "known" to the Oracle search engine, so you should be able to find things easier this week. We are still working to further refine the Documentation Home index and to get a better redirect strategy in place. Your continued input helps us along these paths.

Posted by Janice on February 14, 2011 at 02:40 AM PST #

Aidan, for S10, we actually did not have a separate admin collections per release. Instead, we updated the Admin Collection by providing customer-visible "notes" about features that applied only from a specific release forward. We will look at whether we should change that approach for future releases.

Posted by Janice on February 14, 2011 at 03:08 AM PST #

Some other observations about the "search" functionality of the Oracle website, And I use that very loosely.

Even under the "bad" Sun search's, If I put in a part number such as 594-3536-02, I could at least get something. Currently, w/ the main page search box and the "Store Search" box, Both seem to have no idea what I am talking about.

Is this going to be addressed?

If not, can someone point me to concrete info on exactly what type of memory is 594-3536-02 and 370-6210. The ordering I am not sure about since it was done by the DBA group w/o asking... Hence the reason they had to order twice, but they put in two orders for 8 x 8GB (4GBx2) memory kits for T2K. The first order came in as 594-3536-02, The 2nd they shipped us was 370-6210. Both are directly from Oracle. I just want to make sure there wasn't some sort of mix up in the ordering.

Tried googling it... There seems to be some disparity in what makes up those memory modules, Some say it is 533 memory, while others say it is 677... Just confused since I can't find an "official" answer at oracle.com.

Posted by Kevin Mitchell on February 15, 2011 at 01:34 AM PST #

Why not do this:

Leave well enough alone. Restamp everything that had sun with Oracle and if you have to update domain names just use a simple shell for loop with sed to update all of your source files. I got a 404 error (ToolTalk User's Guide under the Solaris 10 developer's section) while trying to view a doc I need that I had no trouble viewing on sun docs. Why is the entire Solaris 10 collection tarred and gzipped? My \*IX machines aren't on the public internet and all I have to view them with is a Windows machine I am not allowed to install SW on. I don't like this one bit.

Posted by Irritated on February 15, 2011 at 06:41 AM PST #

Thanks Janice.

I think the annotated notes is probably adequate.

Posted by Aidan on February 15, 2011 at 07:04 AM PST #

Found another issue... Seems the "Sun Alerts" are beeing sent out w/ URL's that will never work.

Controller Firmware for SE6130, ST6140 and ST6540 on Solaris may not Failover Array LUNs

I click on the link it takes me to <https://support.oracle.com/CSP/ui/flash.html>. Even after logging in w/ my credentials and re-submitting the link, I get dumped back to the login page.

Tired to do a search for 1-77-1019331.1-1 and was 'shocked' to find an empty result.

I wonder if I should take this up w/ our Oracle rep since we are paying for access to something that doesn't work, ever.

Posted by Kevin Mitchell on February 18, 2011 at 04:40 AM PST #

Please fix links to DTrace documentation.


both redirect to a generic documentation page with no reference to DTrace

(following link from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris/dtrace-quickref-139779.html, or http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris/sun-dev-docs-141975.html)

Posted by a7emprl on February 19, 2011 at 03:37 PM PST #

Oracle have screwed this over big time.

Even their own 'migrated' pages:


contain links that refer to the 'old' sun documentation that then takes us back to the generic oracle documentation page.

What an utter mess.

Posted by Ray on February 21, 2011 at 06:47 PM PST #

Ray, thanks for catching the DTrace link. I'll fix it. Please let me know about other bad links as you find them.


Posted by Richard Ramsey on February 21, 2011 at 11:37 PM PST #

Ray, here are the links to the DTrace User's Guide:

PDF: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19253-01/819-5488/819-5488.pdf

HTML: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19253-01/819-5488/index.html


Posted by Richard Ramsey on February 21, 2011 at 11:47 PM PST #

So here we are, a year after the takeover. What have the effects been for you?

1. Document links, heavily used by the people that keep things running, were completely demolished in an apparently random fashion and with no stated reason why or how this will improve things in the future.

2. Oracle now does not allow any access to patches/firmware for any system unless your company has signed up for their new support agreement terms....nice.

3. Oracle is blocking 3rd party hardware vendors from selling you things like fibre cards, etc...unless your company has signed their new support agreement. Apparently the threat to the third party vendors is that Oracle will blacklist them.

With facts like the ones above, we can all hold hands and know that we are being driven toward a better future for us all.

Posted by Alan Corwald on February 24, 2011 at 06:15 AM PST #


I am looking for Sun Update Manager 1.0 Administration Guide.
My Oracle Support is still pointing to docs website and i can't find the real one in OTN.
Any clue?
Thanks in advance!

Posted by Shirley on February 25, 2011 at 01:06 AM PST #

I found the Sun Update Manager 1.0 Admin guide here:


by googling "835-0615 site:oracle.com"

the first hit was the index and it was easy to find from there.


Posted by ML Starkey on February 26, 2011 at 05:10 AM PST #

Thanks, ML. I'm going to test that approach with other docs and then post the tip.

Posted by Rick Ramsey on February 27, 2011 at 11:36 PM PST #


I have been maintaining for years a list of useful (in my own opinion) linguistic information. There is in that list a link towards
under the name ''Sun Global Glossary'' -- More than 2000 terms about hardware, network, graphics, operating system, etc.

Unhappily, I noticed some days ago that the link is now silently redirected to your all-purpose page about Oracle Documentation, which gives no way to find that glossary, although it is mentioned on page 26 of your ''sundocsfinder'' : http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/general/sundocsfinder-328635.pdf

So I suggest that, for the benefits of others, you redirect the original link towards the right page that I have succeeded in finding, thanks to Google and my serendipity : http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19957-01/805-4368/gavwr/index.html

Why did Oracle break all those links while it would have been so simple to simply redirect things ? I remind you that ''Cool URIs don't change'' : http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI

Philippe Deschamp

Posted by Philippe Deschamp on March 03, 2011 at 09:25 PM PST #

All - A step forward for Sun docs on OTN. We just republished the Oracle Solaris 11 Express library. Although it doesn't solve the redirect problem, it does have some improvements over the migrated version of the information. Take a look here:

Some of the key changes include:
\* Ability to search from within the library and the books
\* Better navigation within the books (and back to the library page)

We're still working on the redirect issue, by the way. We have not yet abandoned all hope.

Posted by Janice on March 04, 2011 at 06:13 AM PST #

should this be working now? Using the link you provide above, I searched using the link in the upper right hand corner for a technical term I use for such purposes. I got hits, but they all end in:

We're sorry, the page you requested was not found.
We have recorded this error (404) to help us fix the problem.
You may wish to try again using one of the tools below.
Back to Previous Page
Site Map
Product Index
Software Download Index
To search for your page, try our Search function.

Posted by ML Starkey on March 06, 2011 at 11:13 PM PST #

I just tried to make a comment indicating that the searching succeeds but the links are all "404", but it says it won't be displayed as it's spam. Just want to say: not spam!

Posted by ML Starkey on March 06, 2011 at 11:15 PM PST #

Hi ML, I got that spam notice. Not sure why our filters did that. Normally they're pretty good. I approved it, so it should be up soon.

- Rick

Posted by Richard Ramsey on March 06, 2011 at 11:35 PM PST #

ML, the link works for me, both inside and outside the Oracle firewall.


Posted by Richard Ramsey on March 06, 2011 at 11:44 PM PST #

While on URL http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19963-01/html/821-1462/roleadd-1m.html#roleadd-1m used search function for 'passwd'. At least the first 5 result entries when to '404' after which I stopped looking. Very frustrating.

Posted by Edward on March 07, 2011 at 02:23 AM PST #

I spoke a little too soon. Be advised that search results on the new Oracle Solaris 11 Express library still reference the migrated docs. This means that if you search within the library, it looks good until you try to follow a link and get a 404 error. The search crawl should be redone within a couple of days. Sorry for more "growing pains."

Posted by Janice on March 07, 2011 at 02:52 AM PST #

I have noticed that the Solaris 11 Express collection page at http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19963-01/index.html does not contain the Solaris Dynamic Tracing Guide or the DTrace Guide.

Posted by Daniel on March 08, 2011 at 02:07 AM PST #

no luck to look for the following two docs.

any helps/suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks


Posted by James Wong on March 08, 2011 at 09:22 AM PST #

hi, Janice, thanks. I got both docs.

Posted by James Wong on March 09, 2011 at 06:15 AM PST #

Some progress has been made that should help you reach the right content faster. Over the weekend, we added some additional redirects. URLs such as the following should now redirect to the right location on OTN:

\* http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/819-0139
\* http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/819-0690
\* http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/819-3159
\* http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/819-3196
\* http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/819-3689
\* http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/819-5488

We probably do not yet have a redirect in place for every single document. Please advise if we seem to have missed some particularly significant documents.

We hope this is an improvement.

Posted by Janice on March 28, 2011 at 03:39 AM PDT #

I'd like to recommend that the most useful info of this page (that being the list of links to Sun documentation) be moved above the picture of the basketball player and the useless chatter about the Oregon Ducks.

Given what a mess the transition from Sun to Oracle documentation has been, when I clicked on the "Where'd all the docs go" link on Oracle.com and saw as the first item that picture, I naturally just assumed that it was yet another linking screw-up.

Also since I am a System Admin I am trying to find this documentation at work, so I need to maintain a professional image. Which this blog doesn't. People passing by will see that picture and think that I am wasting time reading a sports blog, which is not true.

I think it would be better if Oracle put this list on a more official and professional page rather than on somebody's blog where it is mixed up with all kinds of unrelated items.

Even better would be to just put the old docs.sun.com the way it used to be. You know, back when you could actually find relevant documentation in a timely fashion. Given all the money we spend on maintenance support, it would be nice to actually find documents easily in Google and have all the links work again.

See, I don't know if the people at Oracle realize this, but one of the greatest advantages Solaris had over Linux was the well-written and comprehensive documentation available. Now that this documentation is difficult to find, filled with broken links, etc. That advantage has been greatly diminished.

Posted by Michael on March 28, 2011 at 07:19 AM PDT #

Hi Michael.

I removed the image and preamble per your request. Hope that helps.


Posted by Richard Ramsey on March 28, 2011 at 09:04 AM PDT #

It's a good improvement. Thanks.

Sorry for venting there but trying to navigate the Oracle support site gets pretty frustrating sometimes.

Posted by Michael on March 29, 2011 at 09:10 AM PDT #

I would like to know where the contents about threads and multi threading documents have been moved to.
The sun links were - http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/806-6867/6jfpgdcni?a=view


Posted by Ragendu on March 29, 2011 at 11:11 PM PDT #


I'm glad you did vent. We try to have a little fun during our long work days, but sometimes the fun gets in the way. It's good to know when it does.

We'll get through this transition eventually, and I hope things will be even better than before. That's what I expect, and I hope it turns out to be true.


Posted by Rick Ramsey on March 30, 2011 at 01:17 AM PDT #


Is this the doc you're looking for:


It's part of the new Solaris 11 Doc Library:


Let me know if that's not it.


Posted by Rick Ramsey on March 30, 2011 at 01:22 AM PDT #

Where do I find the Sun Remote System Control (RSC) 2.2 User's Guide?

Posted by Martin on April 06, 2011 at 12:07 AM PDT #

Martin, try this:


Posted by Janice on April 06, 2011 at 01:25 AM PDT #

I am not finding Action Request System documents listed earlier ...can you please provide the new link

Posted by Anup on April 08, 2011 at 08:35 PM PDT #

Is it possible to upgrade from Solaris 10 update 3 to Solaris 10 update 9 directly? If so, how to do this.

Posted by Avadhani on May 08, 2011 at 10:24 PM PDT #

Oracle has made this site worst for Solaris system administrator as we don't find the documents easily.

Posted by guest on May 09, 2011 at 03:05 PM PDT #

Avadhani, Please post your question to the Solaris 10 forum: http://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=1015 Thanks, Rick

Posted by Rick Ramsey on June 06, 2011 at 04:11 AM PDT #

Since beginning of this week most of BigAdmin URLs are "lost". For expample Tools like nicstatus cannot be found anymore. Former URL was http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/scripts/submittedScripts/nicstatus.txt What happened to them? Searching in OTN does not give any useful hit.

Posted by guest on June 06, 2011 at 05:44 PM PDT #

So I scrolled down to the bottom of the page and did not find Legacy Sun Products any where, let alone a catagory with a link. So where are these docs hiding?

Posted by guest on June 13, 2011 at 03:57 AM PDT #

Guest, did you scroll to the bottom of *this* page?



Posted by Rick Ramsey on June 13, 2011 at 04:07 AM PDT #


The BigAdmin site has been taken down. Over the past year we migrated the most relevant content to OTN. I can probably find the nicstatus.txt script for you and repost it under OTN's samplecode repository, but it will take me a couple of weeks, at least.

Are there any other scripts you'd like to preserve?


Posted by Rick Ramsey on June 13, 2011 at 04:09 AM PDT #

can somebody help me to find where the docs of the link is currently placed


Posted by guest on June 14, 2011 at 07:52 AM PDT #

Hi everyone.

Once again thge Oracle Support site has brought me within seconds of stamping on my laptop in pure rage for the complete usless-ness of the whole thing.

I have been trying to locate "Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation Software 4.3" to add to a numnber of servers and although it is mentioned in the software / downloads section on the website with a "helpfull" (MOS) tag indicating that this is only available via Oracle Support.

I therefore log into my oracle support site and follow the instruction on how to locate and download only to find that there are only the Patches listed and no listing for the software at any version !!!!

Once again the Oracle site / support area falls flat on it's face where as with the Sunsolve site I would have found it / downloaded it in a few minutes and not the days I have spent so far searching for this with an irate customer asking why we can't progress a problem for them...

Any help or a link to the file would be much appriciated as I have really come to the end of the road.

WHY ARE ORACLE RUNING WHAT USED TO BE A V GOOD SITE !?!?!?!? For Consultancy reasons I reckon...


Posted by Nathan O'Connor on July 17, 2011 at 09:56 PM PDT #

Anyone know where all the Sun Blueprint guides have been put in Oracle-Land?

Posted by Gene on August 04, 2011 at 05:12 AM PDT #

I was unable to find a current Sparc-v9 architecture manual that describes the VIS3 instructions. The closest match seems to be www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/general/sparcchiparch-329427.html - the file extension is wrong, this is actually a pdf.

Posted by guest on August 08, 2011 at 06:55 AM PDT #

I have spent almost 5 hrs hunting out for "Suntrademark Mainframe Batch Manager Software Reference Guide" link. Earlier I use to use the below link , however it doesn't work any more:


I am user of SUN MBM product, and I need the reference guide. Please help.

Posted by guest on August 08, 2011 at 03:25 PM PDT #

I need the below link which contains solaris docs for dir naming services. http://docs.sun.com/db/doc/806-4077

Posted by guest on August 09, 2011 at 06:39 PM PDT #

Sorry for not paying attention to your comments, but my "day job" has been taking up all of my days and nights lately.

Gene - I looked into the question of the Blueprints. The short answer is "Sun Blueprints have gone away and are not being replaced with a single-approach system." With that said, much of the information that would have been in Blueprints is elsewhere on OTN. If you are looking for something specific, let us know and we'll try to track it down for you.

Posted by Janice on September 16, 2011 at 06:01 AM PDT #

Guest - the Solaris 9 Naming Services guide is here:


Posted by Janice on September 16, 2011 at 06:18 AM PDT #

Whats the new link for "Suntrademark Mainframe Batch Manager Software Reference Guide "

Posted by Aftab on September 18, 2011 at 07:14 PM PDT #

On technetwork/systems/install/eof-135354 page there are links to End-of-Software Support Statements but none of the ones I tried work. A pile of others on that page don't either; they still point to sun.com/bigadmin. Even links in at least some of the current doc. don't work, e.g., a search for VTS doc. using 'ctx=E19719-01&id=homepage'. I repeatedly end up on the doc. home page.

Also, today I downloaded the 8/11 doc. set E23823-01. A few of the pdf filenames do NOT match the doc. ID of the content. For example, the one named 816-5170 is actually 816-7169. Sigh.

Posted by guest on September 21, 2011 at 02:03 PM PDT #

On the technetwork/systems/install/eof-135354 page there are links to End-of-Software Support Statements but none of the ones I tried work. A bunch of others still point to bigadmin. Even links in at least some of the current doc. don't work (the search for VTS doc. I repeatedly end up on the doc. home page.

Also, today I downloaded the 8/11 doc. set E23823-01. A few of the pdf filenames do NOT match the doc. ID of the content. For example, the one named 816-5170 is actually 816-7169. Sigh.

Posted by Marie on September 21, 2011 at 02:06 PM PDT #

Marie - Thanks for finding the "confused" links in the Solaris 10 8/11 library (E23823-01). We have discovered the cause of the problem, and are in the process of fixing it. I will try to remember to update the blog when the fix is in place.

Posted by Janice on September 22, 2011 at 07:58 AM PDT #

I followed a link to: http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-1072/6ncp48v40?a=view#ahicy and ended up on a generic Oracle documentation landing page.

This is spectacularly unhelpful - and this "cheat sheet" does not help in the least. There must be thousands of links out there that are now broken and useless.

Posted by David Whitmarsh on November 09, 2011 at 09:06 PM PST #

I appreciate you alls attempts at futility and attempting to fix Oracle burning down Sun's library, but how can I stop getting updates on this post cause I don't think this issue will ever be fixed.

Posted by cybrhippy on November 10, 2011 at 02:00 AM PST #


I'm looking into how you stop receiving notifications once you've already checked the "Notify me" box. I suspect you can comment again and make sure that box is unchecked, but I'm not sure that works.

I'll get back to you.


Posted by Rick Ramsey on November 10, 2011 at 02:14 AM PST #

I need some info. as a guest, I'm new and was wondering where to get it...

Posted by guest on February 16, 2013 at 05:16 AM PST #

I am looking for a manual of Solaris Volume Manager in Solaris 11.1, but only point me to one very old, from 2006 may, is it the last version??

Where I can find the last release??
I got an error with md_maxphys on /etc/system and I would like to know if something has change.
Thanks & Regards

Posted by juanCarlos on April 03, 2013 at 01:20 AM PDT #

Juan Carlos, the ZFS filesystem eliminates the need for a volume manager. More info here:


Let me know if that answers your question.


Posted by guest on April 09, 2013 at 04:36 PM PDT #

what about what used to be at dsc.sun.com
and developers.sun.com - not documents per se but articles
and other helpful information.

developers.sun.com/.../ links just go to the otn home page in java
section though the developers.sun.com was more than just about java

dsc.sun.com was up until a few weeks ago, but not now, and it too
have very helpful information, and much still valid.

===> could at least the dsc.sun.com be put back up --
or let me know email of who to contact about it ?

Posted by guest on April 23, 2013 at 10:10 PM PDT #

what about what used to be at dsc.sun.com
and developers.sun.com - not documents per se but articles
and other helpful information.

developers.sun.com/.../ links just go to the otn home page in java
section though the developers.sun.com was more than just about java

dsc.sun.com was up until a few weeks ago, but not now, and it too
have very helpful information, and much still valid.

===> could at least the dsc.sun.com be put back up --
or let me know email of who to contact about it ?

Posted by guest on April 23, 2013 at 10:10 PM PDT #

Where I can find a docuement "how to enable jumbo frame on solaris 11.1"


Posted by juanCarlos on April 24, 2013 at 12:25 AM PDT #

Juan Carlos -- Try the information in the OVM for SPARC document for configuring jumbo frames: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37707_01/html/E29665/configurejumboframes.html

Posted by Janice on April 29, 2013 at 08:42 AM PDT #

Hi. The 'Solaris Ready USB FAQ' hosted on OTN provides links to usbsecure.pl and usbconfig.txt, but these are now broken by Oracle breaking bigadmin. Does anyone know where these can be obtained? Thanks.

Posted by guest on July 23, 2013 at 04:16 AM PDT #


I've been trying to track down Sun BluePrints OnLine article "Using NTP on the Sun Fire 15K/12K Servers."

There isn't any info on this in MOS or in the Sun Fire E25K Server docs so I wondered if you had any other suggestions.



Posted by guest on July 31, 2013 at 07:29 AM PDT #

I am investigating the USB and NTP information and will let you know when I have answers.

Posted by Janice on August 09, 2013 at 08:09 AM PDT #

There isn't any info on this in MOS or in the Sun Fire E25K Server docs so I wondered if you had any other suggestions.

Posted by sắc hiệp on August 21, 2014 at 12:01 AM PDT #

I am looking for any blog, how to, etc to create a infiniband network.
My new istalation consists in one T5-4, one ZS3-4, and one infiniband sitchw-36 ports.
Any example or blog, where expalin how to setup this new enviroment it will be welcome.
Thanaks & Regards

Posted by Juan Carlos on October 21, 2014 at 08:18 AM PDT #

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