Monday Nov 23, 2009

Solaris Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning for the Solaris 10 10/09 OS

The Solaris 10 10/09 Installation Guide on docs.sun.com shows how to save system downtime when upgrading by using Solaris Live Upgrade. This guide includes instructions for creating and upgrading an inactive boot environment as well as upgrading to a ZFS root pool.

Thursday Nov 19, 2009

Booting From SATA DVDs for Solaris 10 8/07 or 5/08 OS on SPARC Platforms

This BigAdmin article shows how to add support for booting from SATA DVDs by installing Kernel Update patch 137137-09 to the SPARC miniroot image for the Solaris 10 5/08 or 8/07 release on SPARC platforms.

Wednesday Nov 18, 2009

Security Certifications for the Solaris OS

Sun's Security Portal shows which Solaris releases have received the stringent Common Criteria Certification.

Tuesday Nov 17, 2009

C and Fortran Development and Deployment Tools for Solaris 8, 9, and 10 Releases

Find out about developing, maintaining, and supporting a C or Fortran software product on the Solaris 8, 9, and 10 releases simultaneously, on one machine. (This tech tip was reprinted from the BigAdmin newsletter.)

Thursday Nov 12, 2009

Patch Bundle for Solaris 10 10/09 OS Available

The Solaris 10 10/09 (Update 8) Patch Bundle is available for download by customers with a Solaris support contract. Details are in the Patch Corner blog. For more information on patching, see the BigAdmin Patching hub.

Wednesday Nov 11, 2009

Oracle Database 10G with RAC and Reliable Datagram Sockets

A Sun BluePrints article discusses running Oracle Database 10g with Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), using Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) on the Solaris 10 OS. (Registration required to download PDF.)

Tuesday Nov 10, 2009

From the BigAdmin Community: Business Continuity With Veritas Volume Manager and Solaris 10 OS

This community-submitted article shows how to configure a business continuity setup for a small IT environment using plex mirroring for Veritas Storage Foundation version 4.1 and the Solaris 10 OS.

Wednesday Nov 04, 2009

Community Tech Tip: Bootable DVD or CD for Solaris 10 OS on x86 Platforms

A sys admin from the BigAdmin community posted this tech tip on our wiki. Here is one way to create a bootable DVD or CD for the Solaris 10 OS on x86 platforms, which you can then use for system recovery and bare-metal rebuilds.

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 Nov 02, 2009

DTrace Quick Start Guide: Observing Native and Web Applications in Production

A 36-page book shows you how to use DTrace to collect information about your system or application that you can use to improve performance. This guide provides sample DTrace scripts, for example, for AMP stack and Web 2.0 applications. Find a link to the PDF on the Sun wiki.

Thursday Oct 29, 2009

Updated: Resources for Upgrading to the Solaris 10 OS

The BigAdmin Upgrade hub has lots of new info on how to move to the Solaris 10 OS. Find out why upgrading is a good idea, what you'll need to know, what to do with your legacy applications, and what resources are available.

Wednesday Oct 28, 2009

Patching the Solaris OS Using Sun Ops Center 2.5

This article on BigAdmin describes methods to patch the Solaris OS using Sun Ops Center 2.5. Sun documentation experts explain how to use system catalogs, baseline analysis reports, black lists and white lists, and more.

Tuesday Oct 27, 2009

Compatibility Between Solaris Releases Is Guaranteed

With the Solaris Application Guarantee Program, Sun maintains binary compatibility between OS releases. With the Solaris 10 OS, Sun guarantees source code compatibility between SPARC and x86 processors, so applications can run across platforms with a simple recompile.

Monday Oct 26, 2009

Sessions on the Solaris OS at LISA'09

Check out the schedule of Solaris related activities at the 23rd Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA '09), Nov. 1-5, 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.

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