Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

Apps of Steel Challenge

If you're a student, developer, system administrator, or someone who just likes to develop packages, use your talents and participate for a chance to win a Toshiba OpenSolaris laptop! Find out more about the challenge.

Sun's Open Network Systems Launch

The Solaris 10 OS and OpenSolaris have been extended to provide performance, energy efficiency and reliability enhancements for the new Open Network Systems. Get more information and download the new Sun BluePrint to learn how Sun is optimizing the Solaris OS for the Open Network Systems.

Friday Sep 12, 2008

Sun HPC ClusterTools 8.0 Now Available for Solaris and Linux

Sun HPC ClusterTools 8.0 software is an optimized and scalable MPI library and parallel job launcher, which is based on the open-source Open MPI project. It supports Sun Studio compilers and tools and GNU/gcc toolchains on both Solaris and Linux. Learn more details and download it today.

Wednesday Jul 02, 2008

Restrictions for Using Solaris Live Upgrade

Need to patch the Solaris 10 OS on an inactive boot environment when the active boot environment runs the Solaris 8 or 9 OS? Tempted to use Solaris Live Upgrade? Don't, because it won't work! This tech tip describes Solaris Live Upgrade restrictions, and it provides examples of the correct way to use Solaris Live Upgrade to upgrade from the Solaris 8 or 9 OS to the Solaris 10 OS.

Thursday Jun 12, 2008

Using ZFS Root in OpenSolaris to Protect Yourself During Upgrades

This tech tip describes how to boot from the clone of a ZFS snapshot and use snapshots to ensure your system remains bootable even when an upgrade goes wrong.

Wednesday Jun 11, 2008

Assigning System Resources to Solaris 10 Zones Without Reboot

Check out this new article from the community. You can assign new system resources, such as file systems and raw devices, from the global zone to a non-global zone in the Solaris 10 OS, without rebooting.

Tuesday Jun 10, 2008

Running Solaris 8 and 9 Applications on Solaris 10 OS With Solaris Containers

In this new Expert Session on BigAdmin, a Sun engineer answers your questions about how you can move Solaris 8 and 9 applications to Solaris 10 systems. Just click on "Ask Question" to send your question.

Friday May 30, 2008

Using Solaris Containers to Upgrade to the Solaris 10 Release

This article discusses using Solaris Containers to move Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 applications into containers on a Solaris 10 system.

Thursday May 29, 2008

Free Solaris Certification Retake

Need a second chance? Purchase a voucher for any Solaris certification by June 20, and should you need it, receive a free retake.

Tuesday May 27, 2008

What Features Have Been Removed From the Solaris OS?

Find out on BigAdmin. These end-of-software-support announcements are current, as of the Solaris 10 5/08 OS. Also listed are earlier end-of-software statements for Solaris 10 and Solaris 9 9/04 releases.

Friday May 23, 2008

Setting Up DHCP Client for Solaris 10 OS or Microsoft Windows

Here are tips for using a DHCP client for the Solaris OS or Microsoft Windows XP, with a DHCP server that runs either the Solaris 10 OS for SPARC platforms or Microsoft Windows 2003.

Wednesday May 21, 2008

System Recovery When the Meta Database Is Deleted Accidentally

Oops...need to recover a system after accidentally destroying or corrupting the meta database? This community-submitted tech tip provides a recovery procedure that can be used on a system that runs the Solaris 9 or 10 OS and Solaris Volume Manager.

Tuesday May 20, 2008

Chinese Version of Getting Started Guide for OpenSolaris

This guide provides information on installation, how to install packages, how to set up a web site running Coolstack, and more.

Thursday May 15, 2008

Wiki: Access a Partition in the Solaris OS From a Different OS

This wiki tech tip comes from our sys admin community. Here is a method for reading data from or writing data to Solaris partitions from within Microsoft Windows or Linux.

Friday May 09, 2008

Case Study: Using DTrace and truss in the Solaris 10 OS

Using DTrace and truss can turn you into a real sleuth, as this case study shows. While troubleshooting an issue with adding a new user, the author found that someone had tried to log in secretly. A Chinese version is up on the BigAdmin Multilingual Hub.


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