Wednesday Jan 06, 2010

Blog on the Solaris Cluster 3.2 11/09 Release

The Sun Cluster Oasis Blog from Sun Availability Engineering has the latest information on Solaris Cluster and its uses for business continuity, disaster recovery, and application high availability. Read about the latest release, Solaris Cluster 3.2 11/09.

Tuesday Jan 05, 2010

Using IBM DB2 Database With Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array

A Sun BluePrints article shows how to use the Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array with IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Microsoft Windows to accelerate on-line transaction processing (OLTP) and improve data warehouse performance. (Registration required.)

Monday Jan 04, 2010

Deploying Oracle's PeopleSoft Campus Solutions on Sun's Unified Storage Systems

Here is an implementation guide for using Sun Open Storage Systems with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, which is a suite of software designed for higher education institutions. This scenario uses the Solaris 10 5/08 OS, Oracle Database 10g Release 2, and Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System (release 2008.Q4).

Thursday Dec 31, 2009

Re-Blog: Sun's Promise of Compatibility

Malcolm Kavalsky blogs about one of the advantages of using Sun's operating systems and compilers, namely, the promise of backward compatibility for native (C/C++) applications and libraries.

p.s. Happy New Year to us all!

Tuesday Dec 29, 2009

Installing SugarCRM on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems

Here's a sweet deal: Learn how to install SugarCRM with MySQL on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems. This scenario uses a Sun Fire X4540 server configured with Ubuntu 8.1.0, MySQL 5.1.30 Community Server Edition, and the open source SugarCRM Community Edition.

Monday Dec 28, 2009

Using the MilaX Live CD for Failsafe Booting on SPARC Machines

This BigAdmin community tech tip describes how to convert the MilaX Live CD to a failsafe image for a Solaris installation on SPARC machines.

Thursday Dec 24, 2009

Share Your Wisdom, Find Fame, and Get Free Stuff

Submit your technical articles, tech tips, or scripts and get your content published on Or you can just submit a link to someone else's web site or resource that you think is useful. Either way, you can earn BigAdmin Bucks to use toward free gifts. (BigSanta has USB sticks and all-in-one tools with bottle openers for New Year's champagne, etc.)

And by the way, Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous 2010! (The BigAdmin team and Sun staff in the U.S. will be off for the holidays and back at work January 4th.)

Wednesday Dec 23, 2009

EOL of Certification Exams for Solaris 9 OS

Sun is discontinuing sales of all Solaris 9 Certification exams and practice exams. The last day to purchase exams is January 31, 2010, and the last day to take the exams is March 31, 2010.

Tuesday Dec 22, 2009

Taking Advantage of Wire-Speed Cryptography

A Sun BluePrints article shows how to off-load application security functions that include cryptographic operations in conjunction with Oracle WebLogic Server and Java Platform, Enterprise Edition application environments. (Registration required.)

Monday Dec 21, 2009

Updated: Analyzing a Patching Failure in the Solaris OS

Enda O'Connor has updated the patchanalysis_gather script for the BigAdmin article Analyzing a patchadd or patchrm Failure in the Solaris OS. The updated script runs a pkgchk on both global zone and non-global zone binaries, and it searches for leftover lock files.

Friday Dec 18, 2009

Log File Monitor Script on BigAdmin Community Wiki

Ross Moffat posted the Log File Monitor Script on the BigAdmin community wiki. Here is a script that can be used to monitor a log file and run a command (or perform a number of actions if the script itself is modified) when a certain pattern is matched a set number of times.

Thursday Dec 17, 2009

VirtualBox Appliance Image for the Solaris 10 10/09 OS

The new VirtualBox image allows quicker, easier installation of the Solaris 10 10/09 OS. The image is only 1.5 GB, in Open Virtual Format (OVF), for the x86 platform. Learn more at the exoteric blog.

Wednesday Dec 16, 2009

MySQL University: Upcoming Events

Find out about upcoming events at MySQL University. This educational online program for engineers and developers is free and open to anyone.

Tuesday Dec 15, 2009

Deploy Oracle 10g or 11gR1 ASM Using iSCSI on Sun Unified Storage Systems

Here is a quick start guide for configuring the volumes in a Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System (2009.Q3) to be exported as iSCSI targets, then configuring those iSCSI LUNs at the database server for use with Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM).

Friday Dec 11, 2009

Using Oracle RAC With Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems

This quick start guide shows how to configure Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems (release 2009.Q3) to deploy Oracle Real Application Clusters 10g or 11g infrastructure.


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