Friday Apr 10, 2009

Firmware Flash Utility for SAS Expanders

Sun provides a Firmware Flash Utility for updating the expander firmware on SPARC and X64 based platforms. This unbundled product requires the Solaris 10 10/08 OS or later. Here are installation instructions from a Sun engineer on the BigAdmin wiki.

Tuesday Jan 13, 2009

Upgrading to the Solaris 10 10/08 OS for SPARC Platforms and ZFS Boot

This community-submitted article was written by members of the OpenSolaris community. The authors show how to upgrade from the Solaris 10 5/08 release to Solaris 10 10/08 (for SPARC platforms) using Solaris Live Upgrade. They also explain how to manually create a ZFS root pool, copy the UFS root file system into the ZFS root pool, and activate ZFS mirroring.

Tuesday Nov 25, 2008

New Release: Solaris Operating System for x86 Installation Check Tool 1.5

This updated tool detects whether your x86 system is able to run the Solaris 10 OS. (Updated for the Solaris 10/08 release.) Also available in Chinese and Japanese.

Tuesday Nov 04, 2008

Installation How-To for Solaris 10 10/08 Release

Check out this How-To on Solaris 10 10/08 installation. The Solaris Information Center on BigAdmin has lots of other good info, too.

ZFS Docs Updated for Solaris 10 10/08 Release

Docs.sun.com has been updated for new features in the new Solaris 10 10/08 release, for example:
- Migrating a UFS Root File System to a ZFS Root File System (Solaris Live Upgrade)
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/819-5461/ggpdm?a=view
- Chapter 4 Installing and Booting a ZFS Root File System
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/819-5461/zfsboot-1?a=view

Monday Nov 03, 2008

Documentation for Some New Features in Solaris 10/08 OS

Updated for new features in the Solaris 10 10/08 release: System Administration Guide: Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Solaris Zones http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/817-1592

A new -u option to zoneadm attach updates zone-dependent packages and associated patches within the zone to match those on the new host when migrating a zone. Migration between machine classes, such as between sun4u and sun4v machines, is also enabled using this option.

For systems running the Solaris 10 10/08 release and kernels 137137-07 or later, updated Solaris 8 Containers 1.0.1 and Solaris 9 Containers 1.0.1 products are available.
See: System Administration Guide: Solaris 8 Containers
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-2914

System Administration Guide: Solaris 9 Containers
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-4490

Friday Oct 31, 2008

Free Download of Solaris 10 10/08 Release

You can download the Solaris 10 10/08 OS now. With this update, systems running Solaris 10 can boot from ZFS and use ZFS as their root file system. Check out the videos, such as "What's New with Solaris 10 10/08."

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