Wednesday Dec 16, 2009

MySQL University: Upcoming Events

Find out about upcoming events at MySQL University. This educational online program for engineers and developers is free and open to anyone.

Tuesday Dec 15, 2009

Deploy Oracle 10g or 11gR1 ASM Using iSCSI on Sun Unified Storage Systems

Here is a quick start guide for configuring the volumes in a Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System (2009.Q3) to be exported as iSCSI targets, then configuring those iSCSI LUNs at the database server for use with Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM).

Monday Dec 14, 2009

Upgrade From the Solaris 8 to 9 Release With Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation Software

This BigAdmin community-submitted article uses Solaris Live Upgrade to move from the Solaris 8 to 9 release, on a server with Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation Software (SFS).

Friday Dec 11, 2009

Using Oracle RAC With Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems

This quick start guide shows how to configure Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems (release 2009.Q3) to deploy Oracle Real Application Clusters 10g or 11g infrastructure.

Thursday Dec 10, 2009

How to Set Keyboard Layouts Explicitly in the OpenSolaris OS

Need to control which keyboard layout is selected for a system that runs the OpenSolaris OS? Check out this tech tip, which describes how to manually configure the keyboard layout.

Wednesday Dec 09, 2009

Patching With Solaris Live Upgrade: Quick Summary Schematic

A new diagram on BigAdmin provides the steps for using Solaris Live Upgrade to patch a system.

Tuesday Dec 08, 2009

BigAdmin Blogs About Feedback From LISA 09 Conference

Feedback from LISA 09 in Baltimore introduces some of the input we got at the BigAdmin BoF session at this year's Large Installation System Administration (LISA) Conference in Baltimore. BigAdmin Blog on LISA Feedback: The Tower of Babel expands on the theme. The blog entry BigAdmin Navigation: Sections and Categories explains BigAdmin's structure in response to questions at LISA.

Monday Dec 07, 2009

Training and Reference Guide for Solaris 10 Patching Best Practices

A free course, Solaris 10 Patching Best Practices (WS-2700-S10), can help you simplify your Solaris 10 patching management by using Solaris Live Upgrade and other best practices. (This web-based training class features Sam, the Solaris Sysadmin.) Reference Guide: Patching Best Practices for the Solaris 10 OS is a supplement to the web-based training course. The guide presents the key concepts of the course but it does not contain all the course content. The guide is intended to be used as a reference and refresher after completion of the online course.

Thursday Dec 03, 2009

New: Solaris Cluster 3.2 11/09 Release

The new Solaris Cluster 3.2 11/09 update includes Solaris Container Cluster support of Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel CRM 8, and single instance Oracle Database; Oracle ASM support with single
instance Oracle Database in Solaris Containers; and many more features.

BigAdmin Tech Tip: Using the Solaris 10 Applications Library

This tech tip describes how to find applications that run on the Solaris 10 OS, and it provides examples of how to search for an application and how to submit an application to the library.

Wednesday Dec 02, 2009

Using Oracle Databases With NFS on Sun Unified Storage Systems

A quick start guide on BigAdmin shows how to deploy Oracle Database using the NFS protocol with Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems (release 2009.Q3).

Tuesday Dec 01, 2009

Updated: Firmware Flash Utility for SAS Expanders

This utility allows you to upgrade the SAS expander firmware on Sun Fire T5140/T5240 servers, some Sun Storage arrays, and also some Storage blades. Here is updated info from a Sun engineer. Note: This unbundled product requires Solaris 10 10/08 OS or later (SPARC and x64 platforms).

Monday Nov 30, 2009

Get 30% off Price of Solaris Sys Admin Essentials Book

Take our survey and receive 30% off the cover price of the book Solaris 10 System Administration Essentials. The survey is short and should take you less than 10 minutes to complete. (Survey page will give you info on how to order the book from InformIT.)

Wednesday Nov 25, 2009

BigAdmin Community Article: Bare-Metal Restore for Solaris 10 OS

A community-submitted article walks you through a bare-metal restore using Veritas NetBackup by Symantec and an x86 server with the Solaris 10 OS. In this scenario, a ZFS root file system was used on the original system disk.

p.s. BTW, our U.S. team will be off November 26-29 for Thanksgiving holidays. Cheers!

Tuesday Nov 24, 2009

From Sun BluePrints: Sun Business Ready HPC for Altair RADIOSS

This article gives an overview of running RADIOSS in a high-performance clustered environment on Sun systems. Sample performance data and suggestions for designing and configuring optimal solutions for a variety of workload sizes are presented. (Registration required.)


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