Wednesday Mar 17, 2010

A Gentle Note to Annoying Spammers

First, something useful...we have published two new tech tips submitted by the community (affectionately known as "Commie Tech Tips"):

Tech Tip #1: Upgrading NetApp DFM to Run on Solaris 10

If you're running NetApp's DataFabric Manager (DFM) 3.2R1, you probably know that in spite of having a version number almost as cool as a Porsche's, it does not run on Solaris 10.


If you'd like to run NetApp's DFM on Solaris 10, you'll need version 3.7.1. (Not as cool as a Porsche.) This article by Balasubramanian C explains how to upgrade from version 3.2R1 to 3.71, using Live Upgrade.

Photo courtesy of www.porsche.com

(That's the Porsche 918 Spyder Concept, by the way.)

Tech Tip #2: How to Avoid Patch Problems When Moving a Local Zone

This tech tip by Victor Feng describes how to avoid problems with incompatible patch levels when moving a local zone from one host to another.

More info about Solaris zones and containers in BigAdmin's Zones and Containers hub.

A Gentle Note to Annoying Spammers

You know who you are.

Do you really think that BigAdmin is interested in posting your ads for cheap drugs, the latest gossip about Tiger Woods, and steroids to grow different parts of my anatomy?

Do your homework, you marketing genius, you.

If you're too lazy to do your homework, then go ahead and continue to fill in those BigAdmin forms with all your drivel. You know how many mouse clicks it takes me to delete all that stuff you just filled in? Two: one to delete, and one to confirm.

And I enjoy it. I actually look forward to that moment in my day when I can stop what I'm doing, turn on Tchaikovski's 1812 Overture, and enjoy the music. I put my feet up, close my eyes, and when that glorious finale arrives, I happily plink away at the Delete button.

You? You just suck.

- Rick

Monday Jan 25, 2010

Jesse James Does Not Care About BigAdmin's Upgrade Hub


When I dialed up Jesse James with the news that BigAdmin's Upgrade Resources for System Administrators hub had just been upgraded, he said...


"Whatever, man. Quit calling me."


Well, whatareyagonnado? Not everybody can be a cheerful sysadmin, ya know?

But Ginny Henningsen can! She took what Karen Perkins started with, added some of her own experience and that of her friends, nipped a little here, cut a little there, tossed in a super graphic, and came up with a very nice version of the hub.

Solaris 10 Upgrade Resources for Sysadmins

The new hub has six sections, just like the single-action revolver used by Jesse's outlaw namesake:

We think our new hub is purtier than Sandra Bullock. Check it out and tell us what you think. Then call Jesse.

















- Rick

Thursday Dec 18, 2008

Continue Getting Support for Solaris 8 With Vintage Patch Service

You can continue to run your business or favorite applications on the Solaris 8 OS, even though it will enter End of Service Life (EOSL) Phase 2 on April 1, 2009. EOSL Phase 2 means that all Solaris customers will continue to receive telephone support and access to patches developed before April 1, 2009, but they will not receive patches developed on April 1, 2009 or after. Even security patches. However, for those of you who want to continue running Solaris 8, Sun provides options -- see here for more info.
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