Thursday Dec 17, 2009

VirtualBox Appliance Image for the Solaris 10 10/09 OS

The new VirtualBox image allows quicker, easier installation of the Solaris 10 10/09 OS. The image is only 1.5 GB, in Open Virtual Format (OVF), for the x86 platform. Learn more at the exoteric blog.

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.

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 31, 2009

BigAdmin XPert Q&A on OpenSolaris Installation

A BigAdmin XPerts Q&A session on OpenSolaris Installation is scheduled with Dave Miner, coauthor of OpenSolaris Bible. (The session is planned for August 31st through September 4th.) Interact with a Sun expert and get your questions answered for the whole community to see. You can view previous questions and answers or pose a question yourself.

Wednesday Aug 12, 2009

Installing Solaris 10 5/09 OS on IBM HS22 Type 7870 Blade Server

This tech tip provides a workaround for using the GUI during boot or installation of the Solaris 10 5/09 OS on the IBM HS22 Type 7870 Blade Server.

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 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 Mar 31, 2009

Installing the Solaris 9 OS From a Flash Archive Dynamically

Here is a community-submitted procedure for installing the Solaris 9 9/04 OS from a flash archive onto a server dynamically, so the server is available during installation.

Wednesday Mar 04, 2009

Documentation Center for OpenSolaris and Solaris OS on BigAdmin

On the Solaris Information Center, the News page has new information on the OpenSolaris System Administration Guide, and a link to the version that was released for the OpenSolaris Student Pack. The Solaris Information Center is a portal built by the Solaris documentation team for easy access to Sun resources on installation, patching, and more.

Thursday Jan 29, 2009

Install Solaris 10 10/08 OS on Dell PowerEdge M805/M905 Blade Servers

Here's a Sun tech tip on installing the Solaris 10 10/08 OS on Dell PowerEdge M805/M905 Blade Servers. Steps are given for creating a custom net install image or installing from a USB DVD or DRAC virtual CD/DVD.

Thursday Jan 08, 2009

Sun Parts Installation Service

Sun can install Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) on-site for you. See the details and the list of supported CRUs, including memory DIMMs, power supplies, and PCI interfaces, on BigAdmin.

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.

Wednesday Nov 12, 2008

Installation of MySQL 5.1 Cluster Software on Solaris 10 OS for x64 Platforms

Want a fault-tolerant MySQL database so your data is available even when a database server or storage component fails? This scenario uses MySQL 5.1 Cluster software on three Sun Fire X4100 M2 servers running the Solaris 10 OS for x64 platforms.

Tuesday Nov 04, 2008

Installation How-To for Solaris 10 10/08 Release

Check out this How-To on Solaris 10 10/08 installation. The Solaris Information Center on BigAdmin has lots of other good info, too.

Monday Nov 03, 2008

Installing Solaris 10 5/08 OS on the IBM LS42 Blade Server

If you've had trouble installing Solaris 10 5/08 OS on IBM LS42 Blade Server, here's a workaround for creating a custom install image, etc.

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