Monday Jan 25, 2010

Sun's Sysadmin-Related Documentation, or Where Are the Docs?

This blog entry is in response to feedback at the BigAdmin BoF at LISA 09 Conference. We heard that it was getting difficult to figure out where Sun docs were, so we put together a quick summary of all the Sun sysadmin-related docs we could find, whether they were on, wikis, or elsewhere.

Friday Jan 22, 2010

Solaris 10 5/09 OS Receives Security Certification

Solaris 10 5/09 Trusted Extensions have received Common Criteria v2.3 Certification. For details, including evaluated hardware, see the Solaris Common Criteria Certification page.

Community Submission: Backporting the Solaris 10 Failsafe Feature

A member of the sys admin community posted this tech tip on the BigAdmin community wiki. He talks about the Solaris failsafe feature, first introduced in the Solaris 10 10/08 OS, and how to use it with Solaris 9 and earlier releases.

Thursday Jan 21, 2010

Understanding the Java Portlet Specification 2.0 (JSR 286)

In this three-part series, the articles describe new features available in the Java Portlet Specification 2.0 (JSR 286) and extensions supported by OpenPortal Portlet Container 2.x.

Sun Videos on Solaris, DTrace, ZFS, OpenSolaris, and More

This blog has links to a vast array of vids, including (to name just a few): Visualizing DTrace: Sun Storage 7000 Analytics; Kernel Conference Australia: Panel Discussion on ZFS;
Solaris Trusted Extensions & Demo; and What's NEXT for OpenSolaris.

Wednesday Jan 20, 2010

From the BigAdmin Community: Reset the root Password for ZFS in Solaris 10 10/09 OS

This community-submitted tech tip provides examples of different ways to reset the password for user root for a ZFS root file system in the Solaris 10 OS on SPARC platforms.

Java EE 5 SDKs Refreshed

The Java EE 5 SDK bundles with Java SE (JDK) 6 have been enhanced with JDK 6 Update 18. Download the latest versions.

GlassFish Loadbalancer Configurator

Learn how to use the Loadbalancer Configurator to install and configure the Loadbalancer plugin, which provides loadbalancing functionality to GlassFish. (Login or registration required.)

Friday Jan 15, 2010

GlassFish ESB High Availability and Clustering

GlassFish Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is a lightweight and agile integration product suite for services-based and composite application development. This white paper details a reference architecture for a very typical deployment solution based on a real-world scenario. (Login or registration required.)

Implementing SOA Using Java EE

This new book provides step-by-step guidance on how to architect enterprise solutions and implement them using SOA and Java EE technologies.

From Sun BluePrints: Sun Systems for Sun StorageTek Enterprise Backup Software

A new article describes the Sun reference architecture for next-generation data backup using StorageTek Enterprise Backup software. This massively scalable general-purpose archive solution uses Sun CoolThreads servers and the Solaris OS. (Login needed.)

Thursday Jan 14, 2010

System Administrator Documentation for Sun Products

Looking for docs about Sun products? BigAdmin's new Documentation hub can help you find sysadmin docs on and other Sun web sites.

Wednesday Jan 13, 2010

Webinar: Identity Manager and Role Manager Update

Join this free Webinar on Wednesday, January 20, at 10 a.m. PT to learn about the latest identity administration advancements for Identity Manager and Role Manager, including one-click enablement of compliant provisioning, integrated role assignment, and more.

Installing Alfresco With MySQL on Sun Unified Storage Systems

This BigAdmin implementation guide shows how to set up the Sun Storage 7110 Unified Storage System as a data store for a MySQL database used by the Alfresco content management system, with either NFS or iSCSI protocols.

Java SE 6 Update 18 is out!

Java SE 6 Update 18 is now available for download. The release has included performance enhancements in application startup, runtime, and deployment. HotSpot VM 16.0 and Visual VM 1.2 are also included in this release.

Check out the release notes for more information.

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