Monday Oct 13, 2008

Virtual Tour of Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

The new Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server is a 4-socket, 256-thread server based on Sun's open-source CMT architecture, with all the scalability and RAS features of the traditional midrange. Take a virtual tour.

Friday Sep 26, 2008

Sun Fire X4540 Server as Backup Server for Zmanda's Amanda Software

Here is a quick-start guide to configuring Sun Fire X4540 server as a backup server for Zmanda's Amanda Enterprise Edition 2.6 software. The article also has tips for configuring zpool and ZFS on the Solaris 10 OS.

Tuesday Sep 09, 2008

Case Study: Using Sun Fire X4540 Server for Phone Call Surveillance

This case study uses CopperEye Greenwich on a Sun Fire X4540 server running the Solaris 10 OS. CopperEye Greenwich software is designed for fast retrieval of records located in flat data files.

Wednesday Aug 13, 2008

Disk Configuration for Sun Blade X6250 Server Module

Here are instructions for configuring disks on a Sun Blade X6250, which holds up to four 2.5-inch SAS or SATA hard disk drives.

Monday Aug 11, 2008

Installing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 on Sun Fire X4500 Server

Find out how to set up Microsoft Windows Server 2003 on Sun Fire X4500 Server and how to obtain usable file systems. More info on BigAdmin.

Thursday Aug 07, 2008

160 Sun Servers to Power NBC's Olympics Web Site

Rich Green reports that NBC Universal selected Sun to provide the technology platform for its official Olympics web site.

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Wednesday Jul 09, 2008

Sun Announces New Open Storage Products

Today Sun introduces products such as the Sun Storage J4000 array family, which offers more storage density, connectivity, and availability, and up to 10x more available capacity than traditional JBOD products. Also new is the Sun Fire X4540 storage server. The J400 array family combined with the Sun Fire X4500 storage server series offers multiple capacities scaling from 1 TB to 480 TB in a single OS image.

Monday Jul 07, 2008

Resources for Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 Servers

Sys admin resources and documentation are now available for these servers. These 1U and 2U dual-socket servers use Sun's UltraSPARC T2 Plus processor with CoolThreads technology.

Thursday Jul 03, 2008

Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 3 Released

This latest release provides AIX 5.3 and 6.1 platform support, customer-driven bug fixes, new search filters, and new WAR file auto-deployment. Learn more in the Release Notes and download it now.

Monday Jun 30, 2008

Installing Solaris 10 5/08 OS on IBM x3850 M2 Server

 On the IBM x3850 M2 server, attempts to install or boot the Solaris 10 5/08 OS result in a kernel panic at boot time. Here's a workaround on the BigAdmin wiki.

Tuesday May 13, 2008

New Sun x64 Systems With Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors

Check out the quad-core availability for the newest additions to Sun's x64 product line: the Sun Fire X4140, X4240, and X4440 servers. In addition, Sun is offering AMD quad-core support for the Sun Blade X8440 and Sun Fire X4200 M2, X4100 M2, and X2200 M2 servers. 

Tuesday May 06, 2008

Workaround for Xorg Server's Failure to Start on IBM x3850 M2 Server

Here's a workaround on the BigAdmin wiki. This workaround helps the Xorg server detect a PCI bus, which solves the problem.

Friday Apr 11, 2008

Rise of CMT Systems

This blog highlights Sun's recent launch of multicore, multisocket UltraSPARC T2-based systems and the performance capabilities of chip multithreading (CMT)-optimized Sun Java System Web Server.

Meet the New Dual-Socket Sun Servers

Check out a 360-degree tour, developer video, or engineer chat. BTW, admins can try these systems free for 60 days.

 - Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140 Server
 - Sun SPARC Enterprise T5240 Server

Friday Apr 04, 2008

Optimizing MySQL Server on Sun x64 Servers and Storage

This Sun BluePrints article offers a step-by-step how-to. (Please register to download the document.) The author, Luojia Chen, gives you an overview of the integrated Sun platform and describes benchmark results for solutions with Sun Fire X4100 servers.

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