Thursday Dec 03, 2009

New: Solaris Cluster 3.2 11/09 Release

The new Solaris Cluster 3.2 11/09 update includes Solaris Container Cluster support of Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel CRM 8, and single instance Oracle Database; Oracle ASM support with single
instance Oracle Database in Solaris Containers; and many more features.

BigAdmin Tech Tip: Using the Solaris 10 Applications Library

This tech tip describes how to find applications that run on the Solaris 10 OS, and it provides examples of how to search for an application and how to submit an application to the library.

Tuesday Dec 01, 2009

Updated: Firmware Flash Utility for SAS Expanders

This utility allows you to upgrade the SAS expander firmware on Sun Fire T5140/T5240 servers, some Sun Storage arrays, and also some Storage blades. Here is updated info from a Sun engineer. Note: This unbundled product requires Solaris 10 10/08 OS or later (SPARC and x64 platforms).

Monday Nov 30, 2009

Get 30% off Price of Solaris Sys Admin Essentials Book

Take our survey and receive 30% off the cover price of the book Solaris 10 System Administration Essentials. The survey is short and should take you less than 10 minutes to complete. (Survey page will give you info on how to order the book from InformIT.)

Wednesday Nov 25, 2009

BigAdmin Community Article: Bare-Metal Restore for Solaris 10 OS

A community-submitted article walks you through a bare-metal restore using Veritas NetBackup by Symantec and an x86 server with the Solaris 10 OS. In this scenario, a ZFS root file system was used on the original system disk.

p.s. BTW, our U.S. team will be off November 26-29 for Thanksgiving holidays. Cheers!

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 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.

Friday Nov 20, 2009

Community Tech Tip: Using MilaX With the Solaris OS on SPARC Platforms

MilaX, a small Live CD distribution that runs completely off a CD, can be a good tool for troubleshooting a non-booting Solaris installation. In this tech tip, Bernd Schemmer of the BigAdmin community describes how to convert the MilaX Live CD to a WANBOOT image, so it can be used on a WANBOOT server for troubleshooting machines that run the Solaris OS on SPARC platforms.

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.

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.

Monday Nov 09, 2009

Deploying Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

This Sun BluePrints article describes an enterprise deployment architecture for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition using Sun servers running the Solaris OS and Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage systems. (Login or registration required.)

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.


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