By rickramsey on Jan 24, 2011
I come from a part of the world that considers doing it yourself without the right tools a great sign of resourcefulness (Lima, Peru.) I live in part of the world that considers doing it yourself with the right tools a sign of preparedness (Colorado, USA).
Both may be true, but sometimes the torque wrench refuses to reveal its location and that usually happens when the VP of IT has chewed out the Director of IT who has called your boss and his best buddies into the corner office for a serious discussion whose resulting action items are going to land on your head just as you're heading out to the local sysadmin bar.
That's when you want to have a couple of quick meals in your pantry:
Pre-tested, validated architectures—including software, hardware, storage, and network components—plus documented best practices. Improved performance, scalability, and reliability of Linux solutions, with faster, lower-cost implementations for dozens of leading applications.
Slightly different from the Linux Validated Configurations, above, but similar in spirit, Oracle's Sun Hardware Solutions assemble the stack components that are best suited to optimize the performance and management of these seven popular enterprise business applications.
You can always find these links under the Product Pages and Resource Pages headings in the right-most column of OTN's Sysadmin and Developer Community.