Thursday Sep 03, 2009

Community Discussion on OpenSolaris Installation

Friday, September 4th, is the last day of our expert Q&A session on BigAdmin. Submit your question for Dave Miner, coauthor of OpenSolaris Bible. Or take a look at the questions submitted already by the community.

Monday Aug 24, 2009

End of Life Plans for Solaris Express Community Edition

Sun is announcing the intent to discontinue production of the Solaris
Express Community Edition (SXCE) by the end of October timeframe. For more information, see the OpenSolaris announcement: end-of-life plans. Dave Miner's blog offers more information: SXCE Coming to a Close.

Thursday Aug 20, 2009

500 BigAdmin Fans on Facebook

Here is Rick's latest blog about social networking and our BigAdmin Facebook community for sys admins. Many thanks to our engineer Robert for building the Facebook page from RSS feeds and other magic bits. Do join us on Twitter and/or on Facebook -- we're already up to 516...

Friday Jul 31, 2009

Community Submission: Using Java Stack Trace During Development

A community-submitted tech tip shows how to use Java stack trace as an aid during development, not just during debugging tasks. A BigAdmin reader offers an example Component Audit Tool that can report the audit messages generated while executing a software component.

Thursday Jul 30, 2009

Using Sun QFS File System in a Disaster Recovery Setup

A community-submitted tech tip on BigAdmin describes mounting Sun QFS at a disaster recovery (DR) site from a replicated or cloned disk.

Thursday Jul 23, 2009

MySQL Librarian: Cherry-Picking the Best Community Content

Giuseppe Maxia has announced a new resource for developers who use MySQL: MySQL Librarian. The MySQL Librarian collects and cherry-picks the best community-generated MySQL content on the Web. Take a look.

Tuesday Jul 07, 2009

Community Tech Tip: Adding Live CD Distribution to Existing Solaris Installation

Here is another community tech tip on the BigAdmin wiki from Bernd Schemmer. He describes techniques to install MilaX on a hard disk in parallel to an existing Solaris installation.

Thursday Jul 02, 2009

Configuring the DHCP Server for the Solaris OS or OpenSolaris OS

This community-submitted Tech Tip shows how to configure a DHCP server by using the bundled DHCP server in the Solaris OS or the SUNWdhcs package for the OpenSolaris OS.

Thursday Jun 25, 2009

Sun Forums Shine a Spotlight on cotton.m

On Sun Forums, read about Max Stocker, a regular contributor who is perhaps better known as cotton.m. Stocker has published about 15,000 posts since he began using the Sun Forums in 2005. Learn more.

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 Jun 11, 2009

Changing the Value of Kernel Static Strings in the Solaris OS

This tech tip from the community shows how to use the mdb command to modify static strings in the running Solaris kernel. This can be helpful during testing or disaster recovery if you need to set the strings to values other than their default.

Wednesday Jun 03, 2009

Community Tech Tip: Disaster Recovery in Veritas Volume Manager 4.x

Here's a tech tip one of our readers posted to the BigAdmin wiki. He discusses how to recover data from a destroyed disk group in Veritas Volume Manager 4.x.

Monday Jun 01, 2009

New: The OpenSolaris 2009.06 Operating System

It's here. Get the details.

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Friday May 29, 2009

CommunityOne and JavaOne Conferences: Read, Watch, Tweet -- Connect!

Can't be there in person? You can still join in.

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Wednesday May 20, 2009

To Whet Your Appetite for CommunityOne and JavaOne Conferences

Not sure which CommunityOne and JavaOne conference sessions to attend this year? Here are some suggestions.

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