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 Oct 28, 2009

Patching the Solaris OS Using Sun Ops Center 2.5

This article on BigAdmin describes methods to patch the Solaris OS using Sun Ops Center 2.5. Sun documentation experts explain how to use system catalogs, baseline analysis reports, black lists and white lists, and more.

Wednesday Oct 21, 2009

Hardware Compatibility List for Virtualization Platforms

The new Virtualization HCL on BigAdmin lists virtualization platforms (such as VMware and Sun VirtualBox) that are compatible with the OpenSolaris OS and the Solaris OS. For details, see the BigAdmin blog entry, "Are you bored with the BigAdmin HCL?"

Monday Sep 28, 2009

Solaris OS Demos and Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld

Check out the Solaris demos and sessions at Oracle OpenWorld. Among the demos is Advanced Data Services for Oracle Applications, with Solaris. The sessions include Solaris Virtualization for Application Consolidation as well as Managing Physical and Virtual Sun Systems with Ops Center.

Friday Sep 04, 2009

Backup and Recovery Snapshots for VMware ESX Server With Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

This implementation guide shows methods for performing array-based backup and recovery operations for VMware ESX Server and VMware vSphere virtual machine environments. The procedures use the snapshot, clone, rollback, and replication features of the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System.

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.

Thursday Aug 27, 2009

Immutable Service Containers: Addressing Security in a World of Changing Deployment

Glenn Brunette, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Security Architect, is working on a project that attempts to solve some of the bigger problems around the security of virtualized environments using Immutable Service Containers (ISCs)--an architectural deployment pattern for highly secure service delivery. Listen to this edition of Innovating@Sun in which Hal Stern, VP Global Systems Engineering, and Brunette discuss ISCs.

Tuesday Aug 25, 2009

Provisioning MySQL Enterprise Server Using Sun Ops Center

A new case study shows how to use Sun xVM Ops Center v2.0 to provision a user application to the target servers in a data center. A Sun engineer gives an example of provisioning MySQL Enterprise Server to managed servers and configuring the database replication environment.

Thursday Jul 16, 2009

Deploying the AMP Stack in Virtualized Environments: A Step Towards Cloud Computing

This Sun BluePrints article describes AMP deployment using the virtualization features built into the Solaris OS. Examples include ZFS to reduce virtual server deployment times and Project Crossbow technology to set up a virtual network that manages traffic for the multiple AMP stacks running on the physical system.

Tuesday Mar 24, 2009

Managing Solaris Containers Using Sun Ops Center

This article from the docs.sun.com group describes the management of Solaris Containers using Sun Ops Center 2.0, with a focus on global and non-global zones. Topics include discovering, patching, and monitoring zones, as well as provisioning an OS with zones.

Friday Mar 20, 2009

Video: Use Sun xVM Virtualbox to Run 64-bit Guest OS on 32-bit Host

How can you run a 64-bit guest operating system on a 32-bit host platform? This video episode of The Fat Bloke's Shorts explains how. Take a look.

Thursday Mar 19, 2009

Virtualizing Desktops With Sun Ray Software and VMWare View Manager

This Sun BluePrints article describes a reference implementation for desktop virtualization deployments that combines Sun Ray software and thin clients with VMware View Manager. The goal is to provide access to resilient and secure desktop environments. (Registration or login required)

Monday Jan 26, 2009

Using Sun Systems to Build a Virtual and Dynamic Infrastructure

This Sun BluePrints document describes a proof-of-concept exercise that deployed a virtual and dynamic datacenter infrastructure using the Sun Blade 6000 modular system, Logical Domains, and the Scalent V/OE software, with clients running Windows, Linux, and Solaris operating systems. 

Monday Oct 13, 2008

Best Practices for Logical Domains I/O and Network Availability

This Sun BluePrints article maps I/O best practices from the physical world to the virtual world supported by Logical Domains. For example, the author explains how to use multiple network connections to a server when the connections -- and the server itself -- are virtual.

Thursday Sep 11, 2008

OpenSSO & Single Sign-On Presentation plus Q&A in Second Life

Meet with Daniel Raskin, Senior Product Line Manager, as Mr. Winky, the
IdentiCat, and Jamie Nelson, an experienced OpenSSO engineer and expert
in Second Life. Join us as Mr. Winky, the IdentiCat, digs his claws into
OpenSSO innovation and how it pushes access management, federation and
secure web services capabilities to a new level. Learn how to solve
challenges around internal access management, extranet authentication,
federation and securing Web services with a single, open source solution. 

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