Thursday Nov 05, 2009

Sun BluePrints Article: Sun Systems for Oracle Coherence

This Sun BluePrints article discusses a drop-in implementation of Oracle Coherence running on Sun servers utilizing Oracle Fusion Middleware components. Benchmark test results are provided. (Registration or login required.)

Friday Oct 09, 2009

Technical Overview of the Sun Oracle Exadata Storage Server and Database Machine

This white paper by Oracle introduces the Sun Oracle Exadata Storage Server and Sun Oracle Database Machine. The paper examines the Exadata architecture and includes information on the database server software, Exadata storage virtualization, and other topics. (The PDF download is under White Papers in the right nav of the Oracle Exadata page.)

Sunday Sep 13, 2009

Sun System Software Stacks

Find out which software is pre-installed and which is supported on Sun's SPARC platforms and servers by visiting BigAdmin's new Software Stacks hub. For more details, see the BigAdmin blog entry, Stacks and Stacks of Software Stacks.

Tuesday Jul 28, 2009

Tuning Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam on Sun Servers with CoolThreads Technology

A Sun BluePrints article discusses using Symantec anti-spam software with CoolThreads technology-powered servers. The paper looks at the configurations used for performance measurements, as well as the steps for performance tuning the hardware/software combination.

Tuesday May 26, 2009

Using Host Watchdog Monitoring on Sun SPARC Enterprise Mx000 Servers

In this tech tip, a Sun engineer describes how to enable host watchdog monitoring on Sun SPARC Enterprise Mx000 servers. This feature is also called Alive Check/Monitoring, and it allows the eXtended System Control Facility (XSCF) software on the system controller to detect problems and recover when a domain hangs in the Solaris OS.

Wednesday May 20, 2009

Running Solaris or OpenSolaris on HP Servers?

Are you running the Solaris OS or OpenSolaris OS on HP hardware? If so, check out the resources we've gathered here to help you. We have links to useful info on both and the HP web site.

Wednesday Feb 11, 2009

Tech Tips in Japanese on Sun Java Enterprise System

The BigAdmin multilingual hub offers technical information in Japanese such as the following:
- Tech tip: Interpreting Content-transfer-encoding Fields on Multiparts and Message/RFC822 Parts (Messaging Server の注意事項:12.8.5 Multipart と message/rfc822 パートでの content-transfer-encoding フィールドの解釈)
- Tech tip: Error message on stopping Gateway service on Identity Server (Java ES 製品のお知らせ:Identity Manager の注意事項 - Gateway の停止について)
- Errata: To Specify a Quota Threshold (Sun Java System Messaging Server 6 2005Q4 Administration Guide)
- Errata: Supported Platforms of Agent for Apache HTTP Server (Sun Java System Access Manager Policy Agent 2.2)

Tuesday Feb 03, 2009

Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V on Sun Fire x64 Servers

This Sun BluePrints guide shows the steps to install and configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V on a Sun Fire x64 server with a Sun Storage J4000 series array for external storage.

Wednesday Dec 31, 2008

Configuration Concepts for Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series Servers

This Sun BluePrints article covers basic and advanced configuration concepts and goes through several sample configurations for Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000, M5000, M8000, and M9000 servers.
p.s. Happy New Year's Eve!

Thursday Dec 18, 2008

Consolidating Oracle Siebel CRM 8 on a Single Sun SPARC Enterprise Server

This Sun BluePrints article discusses a Sun proof-of-concept solution for consolidating Siebel Web, Gateway, Application, and Database tiers on a single Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 server, which can reduce the number of physical machines needed to deploy applications and scale well, even with workloads of up to 14,000 users.

Friday Dec 12, 2008

Resources for the Solaris OS on IBM and Dell Servers

Are you running the Solaris Operating System on Dell or IBM hardware? If so, check out these resources for sys admins, including white papers, tech sheets, and FAQs.

Friday Dec 05, 2008

Application Performance for Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series Servers

This Sun BluePrints article discusses how the features and characteristics of Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers, their processors, and their I/O subsystems impact application performance.

Thursday Nov 13, 2008

Blog on UltraSPARC T1 and T2 Performance

Dennis Sheahan writes about the architecture of the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 server in this blog entry.

Monday Nov 10, 2008

Sun's Benchmarks and World Records

Here are 350+ world-record benchmarks set by Sun products, including new results for Sun Fire T5440 servers and for servers with Intel and AMD x64 processors running the Solaris OS and Linux.


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