Wednesday Jan 27, 2010

A Closer Look at Using OpenSolaris - Don't Blame the Printer

Wondering if a printer will work with OpenSolaris? The Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) on BigAdmin includes a list for printers known to work with OpenSolaris. The Observatory blog explains that we need more HCL submissions from you.

Tuesday Nov 03, 2009

Driver/Device List Updated for Solaris 10 10/09 Release

Device drivers for the Solaris 10 10/09 update are now included in the BigAdmin Device Driver list, along with third-party devices that run on the Solaris 10 10/09 OS.

Monday Oct 26, 2009

Updated for New Solaris Release: x86 Installation Check Tool

This tool on the BigAdmin HCL detects whether your x86 system is able to run the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS). Solaris Operating System for x86 Installation Check Tool version 1.7 loads the Solaris 10 10/09 kernel.

Wednesday Oct 21, 2009

Hardware Compatibility List for Virtualization Platforms

The new Virtualization HCL on BigAdmin lists virtualization platforms (such as VMware and Sun VirtualBox) that are compatible with the OpenSolaris OS and the Solaris OS. For details, see the BigAdmin blog entry, "Are you bored with the BigAdmin HCL?"

Friday Aug 14, 2009

Updated Hardware Compatibility List for Sun Ray Thin Clients

The Sun Ray Peripherals/Third-Party Component List has been updated, with new pages for USB mass storage and USB barcode scanners.

Wednesday Jul 08, 2009

BigAdmin's Sys Admin Resources for the OpenSolaris OS

Are you running OpenSolaris or thinking about running it, and wondering what the advantages might be? This collection of links includes info on getting started, helpful web sites and communities, relevant BigAdmin tools and applications, documentation and how-to's, plus training and support.

Monday Jun 01, 2009

Resources for the New OpenSolaris 2009.06 Release

This new release offers full support for the latest SPARC and x86 systems. The OS is free and easy to install on 1000+ systems from leading vendors, and it incorporates open networking. The updated FAQs on the OpenSolaris site point to the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) on BigAdmin.

And check out the OpenSolaris Info Center: Lots of good links, including the OpenSolaris 2009.06 resources wiki, as well as info for users, system administrators, and developers.

Thursday May 21, 2009

Updated: x86 Installation Check Tool for Solaris 10 OS

This tool detects whether your x86 system is able to run the Solaris 10 OS. Version 1.6 loads the Solaris 10 5/09 kernel, and the driver database has been updated with new Solaris device drivers.

Tuesday May 19, 2009

What Is BigAdmin, and How Do I Use It?

This updated FAQ lists the apps and resources BigAdmin has for you, including the Hardware Compatibility List, scripts from the community, and sys admin RSS feeds, such as Patch Reports and the Message of the Day (MOTD). p.s. Wondering who The BigAdmin is? There's a picture of him on our Newsletter page...

Tuesday Apr 21, 2009

Peripherals/Third-Party Component List for Sun Ray Clients

Devices compatible with Sun Ray are now listed on the Hardware Compatibility List. Tables display the list of compatible Sun Ray peripherals and third-party components, including smart card, printing, monitor, and USB devices.

Wednesday Apr 15, 2009

Device Drivers for OpenSolaris 2008.11 Now on BigAdmin

BigAdmin now has information on x86 device support for the Solaris and OpenSolaris Operating Systems. Also, the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) lists third-party devices for the x86 platform that run on OpenSolaris 2008.11.

Friday Jan 16, 2009

Sun Device Detection Tool 2.2 for OpenSolaris or Solaris OS

The updated Sun Device Detection Tool checks to see if you can install OpenSolaris or the Solaris OS on your x86 or x64 system. This tool can now be invoked in the default language of the native system. Also, the updated tool supports FreeBSD 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 on x86 or x86_64 systems.

Monday Jan 05, 2009

New Release of Hardware Certification Test Suite Supports OpenSolaris

The HCTS 4.2 release includes new features such as support for hard drives with more than one terabyte capacity. Lots of good info here: Updated FAQ, Getting Started Guide, Release Notes, README, and more.

The HCTS program enables independent hardware vendors (IHVs), system manufacturers, system integrators, and end users to certify their systems and components for the Solaris OS and OpenSolaris. All hardware that passes certification testing is eligible to be included in the Solaris OS Hardware Compatibility List (HCL). Certification tests for x86 and x64 products cover both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

Thursday Dec 11, 2008

So Many Good Resources for OpenSolaris 2008.11 OS

OpenSolaris 2008.11 offers features like Time Slider, COMSTAR, automated installer, enhanced IPS, and new repositories with expanded software choices. Get the new OpenSolaris release here. Find out if OpenSolaris can run on your x86 system -- See the 3708 systems listed for OpenSolaris so far on the HCL on BigAdmin.

Be sure to check out the OpenSolaris 2008.11 What's New Doc and OpenSolaris 2008.11 Release Notes.

For some useful screencasts and blogs, see our BigAdmin blog entry. For more info, see the OpenSolaris Ignite newsletter.

Tuesday Nov 25, 2008

New Release: Solaris Operating System for x86 Installation Check Tool 1.5

This updated tool detects whether your x86 system is able to run the Solaris 10 OS. (Updated for the Solaris 10/08 release.) Also available in Chinese and Japanese.

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