Thursday Nov 19, 2009

Booting From SATA DVDs for Solaris 10 8/07 or 5/08 OS on SPARC Platforms

This BigAdmin article shows how to add support for booting from SATA DVDs by installing Kernel Update patch 137137-09 to the SPARC miniroot image for the Solaris 10 5/08 or 8/07 release on SPARC platforms.

Wednesday Jun 17, 2009

Community Tech Tip: Using the MilaX Live CD for Failsafe Booting

Bernd Schemmer posted this wiki page showing how to create a failsafe image from the MilaX Live CD from which the Solaris OS can boot.

Thursday Dec 11, 2008

Community Script: Starting and Stopping ramdisks in the Solaris OS

Thanks to Bernd Schemmer who posted a new script on our community wiki: "A script to start and stop ramdisks in the Solaris OS." This script can be used to start and stop one or more ramdisks manually or automatically while booting the system. 

Wednesday Dec 03, 2008

Sun BluePrints Article: Booting Over Infiniband for Consolidation Savings

The high speed and low latency of InfiniBand make it the interconnect of choice for large High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters. This article describes how booting over InfiniBand (BoIB) can offer consolidation and scaling benefits for systems with tens to thousands of compute nodes.

Monday Nov 17, 2008

Community Script: Which Files Are in "boot_archive"?

Ever need to know which files are in the boot_archive used for booting the Solaris OS (or OpenSolaris)? You can list the files using bootadm, but bootadm doesn't say anything about the contents of the files. Here's a script from Bernd Schemmer for mounting boot_archive.

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