By BigAdmin team on Oct 13, 2008
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's a workaround on the BigAdmin wiki. This workaround helps the Xorg server detect a PCI bus, which solves the problem.
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.
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.