Tuesday Sep 01, 2009

Sun Unified Storage Simulator

Sign up for Sun Unified Storage Simulator 2009.Q2.0.0 so you can install and manage a virtual Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System on your laptop or desktop. The Simulator comes as either a VirtualBox or VMware VM.

Tuesday Jul 21, 2009

Using Symantec Enterprise Vault With Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

This article shows how to quickly configure and deploy the Sun Storage 7110 Unified Storage System as a vault store target for Symantec Enterprise Vault. The author, a Sun Systems engineer, also describes how to set up a file system archive.

Thursday Jun 18, 2009

Deploying Apache HTTP Web Server on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems

This Sun BluePrints article (login required) explains how to install the Apache HTTP Web Server on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems, and invoke Web Services from the storage appliance. In addition, scenarios designed to aid consolidation efforts and simplify management are included.

Thursday May 14, 2009

Deploying Oracle ASM Using iSCSI on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

This new article describes how to configure storage volumes for export as iSCSI targets, and then configure those iSCSI logical unit numbers (LUNs) at the database server to be used for Oracle ASM.

Wednesday May 13, 2009

Deploying Oracle Real Application Clusters on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

Here's a new article from Sun engineers on the BigAdmin site for sys admins. Find out how to configure and deploy the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System for Oracle RAC infrastructure, using the Solaris OS or RHEL.

Tuesday May 05, 2009

Quick-Start Guides: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems

Check out the updates to the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems. With these systems, Sun has shipped over 17 PB of storage to hundreds of customers in less than six months.

Here are two new guides to using these systems, written by Sun Systems engineers:
- Virus Scanning on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System
- Pentaho Business Intelligence and MySQL on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

Updates for the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems

Sun continues to add innovation through the following new updates to the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System. Sun has

  • Doubled the capacity of the Sun Storage 7110 Unified Storage System (4 terabytes [TB])
  • More than tripled the capacity of the Sun Storage 7210 Unified Storage System (142 TB)
  • Added over 15 feature enhancements in this quarter's Sun Storage 7000 update (Software 2009.Q2)

Download and experience the virtual versions of the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems from the Tech Resources page.

Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

Deploying Oracle Siebel CRM on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems

Here's a Sun BluePrints guide for installing Oracle Siebel CRM 8 software on the scalable open storage of Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems. (Login needed.)

Monday Apr 13, 2009

Sun Storage J4400 Array as Disk Storage With ZRM for MySQL

Thomas Hanvey of Sun and Paddy Sreenivasan of Zmanda demonstrate how to configure and deploy Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL, using the Sun Storage J4400 array for disk storage.

The article also explains how to configure a zpool and the ZFS file system on the Solaris 10 OS. In this scenario, ZRM is running on a Sun Fire X4200 M2 server with the Solaris 10 8/07 OS.

For more info on using Zmanda with Sun gear, see the articles discussed in BigAdmin blog.

Friday Apr 03, 2009

Deploying DB2 Database on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

This Sun BluePrints article describes the steps needed to configure and install a DB2 database using Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System. Topics include preparing a server running the Solaris OS to use NFS file systems or Internet SCSI (iSCSI) logical unit numbers (LUNs). Registration required.

Friday Feb 27, 2009

MySQL Guide for Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

This Sun BluePrints paper demonstrates how Sun's unified storage systems can share NFS and iSCSI file systems with MySQL database servers deployed on Sun SPARC and x86 servers running the Solaris OS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.2. (Registration required.)

Wednesday Feb 18, 2009

Free Event: OpenSolaris Storage Summit (Feb. 23, San Francisco, Calif.)

Come to this free event to get the latest updates on OpenSolaris storage technologies as well as key insights from community members.

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Monday Feb 09, 2009

Configuring Sun Storage 7000 Systems for Oracle Databases

To help you plan your system configuration, this article offers two sets of I/O-related tests: testing of fundamental system I/O service times and testing under a series of Oracle database workloads. This Sun BluePrints article reviews configuration criteria and also discusses some important implementation guidelines.

Thursday Feb 05, 2009

Event: OpenSolaris Storage Summit 2009 (Feb. 23, San Francisco, Calif.)

Topics at the summit include contributing to /contrib, Crossbow and open networking, storage FMA, storage reprovisioning with COMSTAR, ZFS cache architecture, and more.

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Tuesday Feb 03, 2009

Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V on Sun Fire x64 Servers

This Sun BluePrints guide shows the steps to install and configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V on a Sun Fire x64 server with a Sun Storage J4000 series array for external storage.

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