Monday May 04, 2009

Three New Articles on Patching the Solaris OS

Enda O'Connor has contributed three more articles for the BigAdmin Patching hub:

\* Analyzing a patchadd or patchrm Failure in the Solaris OS: Gather and analyze information to determine why a patchadd or patchrm session failed on systems that run the Solaris OS for SPARC or x86 platforms.

\* How to Split a Root Mirrored With Solaris Volume Manager Prior to Updating Software: Here is the correct way to split a Solaris Volume Manager mirror prior to updating the software through upgrades or software updates (patches).

\* How to Remove a Solaris Patch While Booted From a Network or CD-ROM: Find out how to run patchrm from a network or CD-ROM against a non-live system that is mounted from such media, or how to mount file systems under the mount point after the system is booted from the media.

Wednesday Nov 26, 2008

Community Tech Tip: Using Solaris Volume Manager Submirror to Increase Read Performance

Thanks to Bernd Schemmer for another new tech tip on the BigAdmin wiki: "Using a SVM submirror on a ramdisk to increase read performance". The author describes how to use a ramdisk as a third submirror for an SVM mirror to improve the read performance of the mirror. (Intended as a proof of concept.)

Monday Jul 28, 2008

Mirroring root With SVM in the Solaris 9 or 10 OS

A community-submitted tech tip in the BigAdmin wiki gives steps for mirroring root using Solaris Volume Manager.

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