Monday Jan 25, 2010

Sun's Sysadmin-Related Documentation, or Where Are the Docs?

This blog entry is in response to feedback at the BigAdmin BoF at LISA 09 Conference. We heard that it was getting difficult to figure out where Sun docs were, so we put together a quick summary of all the Sun sysadmin-related docs we could find, whether they were on docs.sun.com, wikis, or elsewhere.

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.

Tuesday Jul 07, 2009

Community Tech Tip: Adding Live CD Distribution to Existing Solaris Installation

Here is another community tech tip on the BigAdmin wiki from Bernd Schemmer. He describes techniques to install MilaX on a hard disk in parallel to an existing Solaris installation.

Wednesday Jun 17, 2009

Community Tech Tip: Using the MilaX Live CD for Failsafe Booting

Bernd Schemmer posted this wiki page showing how to create a failsafe image from the MilaX Live CD from which the Solaris OS can boot.

Monday Mar 09, 2009

OpenSolaris: How to Install the OS, How to Get Sound, How to Play MP3 Files

Here are pointers to some good information about the OpenSolaris OS.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2008

OpenSolaris System Administration Guide on wikis.sun.com

The Guide has been moved from the Genunix site to wikis.sun.com. New information is scheduled for the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release, for NWAM, changes to the print service, changes to the boot service, automatic ZFS snapshot service, and so on.

Wednesday Sep 03, 2008

Happy Birthday Redesign for BigAdmin Wiki

The BigAdmin Wiki is one year old. Use it when you want to post content immediately, or comment on other sys admin content.  You'll earn the same number of BigAdmin Bucks as when you submit to the BigAdmin web site. Redeem your Bucks for our USB memory stick and other good stuff.

Monday Feb 11, 2008

Wiki: Installing a Microsoft Windows Guest on xVM

This wiki page from a reader provides information about installing a Windows guest on xVM.

Thursday Feb 07, 2008

BigAdmin Wiki: ZFS Shortcuts for Noobs

More advice from the BigAdmin community on using ZFS in the Solaris 10 OS. This wiki page is for ZFS newbies and provides basic information on getting started.

Thursday Jan 24, 2008

How to Get BigAdmin Bucks From the BigAdmin Wiki

Some of you have been checking out the BigAdmin wiki and posting your own content. This blog shows how to make sure you get your BigAdmin goodies after you post content to the wiki.

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