Solaris@Home Part 1: The Basics

In the following few posts, I'd like to share my experiences with setting up a Solaris system at home. Stay tuned for some (hopefully) interesting posts.

Let's start with some basics. Thanks to Wolfgang from Best Systeme GmbH, I enjoy having a network cable going from my apartment down three floors into the basement, my "compute center" at home, the playground for the following projects.

Over time, I accumulated a Sun Cobalt Qube 3 running its original Cobalt Linux with an extra 80GB disk (we'll come to that in a later post), a Linksys NSLU2 running OpenSlug and a 200GB USB harddisk attached to it.

It may have been an interesting project to port Solaris to the NSLU2 or at least the Qube, but I chose to go for an easier route: Server consolidation. Which is a quite popular trend nowadays anyway. The mission: To replace the Qube and the NSLU2 and their disks with a more powerful solution that runs Solaris.

So I moved my W1100z from the lab to my home. It's duty as a demo/test/lab machine has been replaced by an Ultra 20, while the W1100z became a Solaris Nevada guinea pig. Now, it runs Solaris Nevada build 27a and I named it after the famous Chilean comic character Condorito.

The next chapter will feature Condorito and his friends and how they save the environment. Stay tuned!

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Hi Constantin, thank's for the advertisment :-)

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