Friday Apr 18, 2008
Monday Mar 24, 2008
By ThinGuy on Mar 24, 2008
Monday Mar 10, 2008
By ThinGuy on Mar 10, 2008
Matt works in Sun Fed. Matt works with many three letter agencies. Matt has such high security clearance, the process to get it would probably cause most of us to have a nervous breakdown. What would happen if Matt lost or had his Accutech Gobi8 Sun Ray laptop stolen? Nothing. It's a nice door stop for the person who uses it next.
Thursday Feb 21, 2008
By ThinGuy on Feb 21, 2008
Wednesday Feb 06, 2008
By ThinGuy on Feb 06, 2008
The Sun Ray area in our Menlo Park Campus' Executive Briefing Center got a fresh new look.
Photos courtesy of Ron Shipper, Sun Ray Engineering. More here.
Thursday Jan 10, 2008
By ThinGuy on Jan 10, 2008
Friday Dec 21, 2007
Wednesday Dec 19, 2007
Tuesday Dec 18, 2007
Friday Dec 07, 2007
Thursday Nov 01, 2007
By ThinGuy on Nov 01, 2007
While I didn't achieve my goal of getting Sun Ray1 up on the "OpenSolaris Developer Preview" (aka Project Indiana) I did get it running on VMWare ESX. In fact, I built it on my Mac using VMWare Fusion, then used VMWare Converter to import into ESX.
Not many caveats with Fusion or ESX. But there are a few:
- Choose Solaris 10 64 bit as your OS Type
- Tell VMWare to allocate the whole disk ahead of time. Installs much quicker
- Choose Bridged Networking
- Of course, point your CD-ROM Drive at the in-preview.iso
- DO NOT INSTALL VMWare-Tools. You've been warned. If you do, you will have to ssh into the box and uninstall them.
Once in, you might want to used a fixed IP and other fixed network settings. To do this you are going to have to disable Network Auto-Magic Mode. This is simple to do, from a terminal as root do the following:
# svcadm disable svc:/network/physical:nwam
# svcadm enable svc:/network/physical:default
I didn't have much luck using the Network Settings applet to config everything correctly2, at least how I view it as correctly. In fact the only things I think it got right was /etc/netmasks, /etc/defaultrouter, and /etc/resolv.conf
The following files needed to be changed by hand: /etc/hosts, /etc/hostname.e1000g0, /etc/nsswitch.conf
For /etc/hosts I had to insert the hostname followed by the fixed IP, remove the hostname from the loopback address and add localhost to the loopback line.
For /etc/hostname.e1000g0 I replaced the IP address with the hostname.
For /etc/resolve.conf I had to add dns to the hosts line
That's about it. The installer is super cool, and I really (really!) love the "Live CD".
Updates in the future when I get Sun Ray up on it. (See below)
1 Project Indiana uses Xorg's X Server and does not include Sun's Xsun X Server. Today Sun Ray relies on Xsun. While we have a prototype based on Xorg, pkgadd is broken in Project Indiana and it is impossible to install Sun Ray Server without it. Well maybe not impossible, but extremely painful.
2 I based my network configuration based on the requirements of Sun Ray Servers utadm command. If I didn't make the changes I did, utadm would have failed.
Friday Oct 19, 2007
By ThinGuy on Oct 19, 2007
On the last night of CEC 2007 I hosted a dinner (with the financial OK from my boss) for a few of my Sun Desktop Virtualization co-workers and partners. We had dinner at a great Tapas bar (not topless as some people mistook the verbal invite for) called FireFly\* On Paradise. The no-shows (you know who you are!) missed out on a great evening.
From left to right: Mike Jansen from Dataman.nl (They do SAP training centers using Sun Rays), Lou Springer, John Pither, Paul Shore, Johnathan Mills, Shawn Ferry, Denae (My Wife), Brad Lackey, Art Peck, and Ansco Van Rooyen from Cards Engineering in the Netherlands (They do Sun Ray for the PowerPC platform)
Another group shot
The UK Team in the house! John Pither, Paul Shore, and Johnathan Mills.
Mike Jansen and Lou Springer
Brad Lackey and my wife.
Shawn Ferry and his awesome camera gear
Shawn Ferry again. I like this picture. Much better than the post mojito one with mint on his tooth.
Lou Springer and me.
Ansco and Me
Group shot, Lou flirting with my wife.
And finally one more of me and Ansco with what my wife calls the "Iguana Eye". Happens after the Mojitos kick in.
Thursday Oct 04, 2007
Wednesday Sep 26, 2007
Tuesday Aug 28, 2007
Friday Aug 03, 2007
By ThinGuy on Aug 03, 2007
Thursday Aug 02, 2007
Friday Jul 27, 2007
By ThinGuy on Jul 27, 2007
Remember that post were I said we should do a Sun Ray get together in Virginia? Well it's happening. Besides me, our other featured speakers will be Andy Hall, Brad Lackey and Matt Hatley. Details below. Dress code is extremely casual (i.e. shorts are OK by me). This is a FREE event! If you are coming from out of town the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner is right next door to the Sun Offices. Be sure to ask for the Sun Microsystems Rate, but check if yours is lower (especially if you have AAA or other discounts). Both tracks are exactly the same, just giving folks flexibility to attend.
Desktop Virtualization Days
We are pleased to be offering a two day seminar focusing on the features and benefits of Sun virtual desktop solutions. Topics to be discussed are: Sun Ray Software 4.2 and it's new features, Solaris 10 Trusted Extensions, Secure Global Desktop, and Virtual Desktop Access Kit.
Track one - August 21-22, 2007
Track two - August 23-24, 2007
Sun Microsystems McLean Office
7900 Westpark Dr.
McLean, VA, 22102
Track one - event id# 1644
Track two - event id# 1678
7:30 AM To 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM To 8:30 AM Welcome
8:30 AM To 9:00 AM Introductions and Agenda
9:00 AM To 12:00 PM Sun Ray Software 4 Update 2
12:00 PM To 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM To 3:00 PM Trusted Extensions and Sun Ray
3:00 PM To 5:00 PM Ask the experts
5:00 PM To 7:00 PM Meet the Speakers
7:30 AM To 8:30 AM Check In
8:30 AM To 10:00 AM SGD Overview and demos
10:00 AM To 12:00 PM New Kiosk Deep Dive
12:00 PM To 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM To 3:00 PM VM Technologies
3:00 PM To 5:00 PM Roadmap and Demos
© 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved. For information on Sun's trademarks see http://www.sun.com/suntrademarks.
If your employer requires payment for this event, please contact Linda Lam at email@example.com.
My name is Craig Bender aka ThinGuy. I'm a Principal Software Developer for Oracle's Virtual Desktop Engineering group.
I architect and evangelize the use of Oracle's Desktop technology including Sun Ray, Secure Global Desktop, and Oracle VDI.
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