Sunday Jun 03, 2007

Demo2: Day 3 Oracle

You know if I did Oracle configs everyday it would be painless but cheez. Got the bad boy installed but it really should go see Jenny Craig. Or I wish the Oracle Lite would run on Solaris x86. Note to self remember Unix is case sensitive. So when you set your ORACLE_SID in the ./.bash_profile make sure it is lower case orcl not ORCL. Things will start up faster and less painful.

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Demo2: Day 3 Start

Well Day 3 of demo rebuild is here. Good start to the morning. Got my cardio in and am tackling Oracle. WIll finish the day with Fatwire and Elluminate. Think I am going to need 6GB of ram the way things are going. The complete stack was consuming 3GB of ram. I expect Oracle to munch on the rest leaving bits and pieces for FW and Ell. Well here is to a good start of the day.

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Saturday Jun 02, 2007

Demo2: Day 2 end

Well it has been one captive day. But I finished up the install with Mail, Calendar, Instant Messaging and Identity Manager. Got the stack installed. Now for the extra points. Fatwire, Elliminate and Oracle. Stay tuned...

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Demo2: Pizza and Registry

You got to love it when a unplanned plan comes together. Pizza arrived at the exact moment that I finished the Directory Console configuration and Service registry install. Now for some food.

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Demo2: Portal Communities and AJAX container

Well at the risk of getting too excited the Portal 7.1u1 install went flawlessly. The private communities look great and the AJAX template installed nicely over the enterprise sample. Now to knock out the directory server console and registry server.

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Demo2: Day 2 - Midday Status

Back to the future. I think I have identified that bad memory was the culprit for the instability of my prior build. After getting Portal 7u1 partially installed the box shutdown. Hmmm. What a pain. Left the install in a half baked situation. Went out and bought 2 x 2 GB sticks of ram to replace the 4 x 1 GB sticks I had earlier. Popped them in the machine and it came right up. Unfortunately the install damage was done and it is just easier to reinstall Solaris at this point, rather then trying to clean up my prior partial install. Some of you are thinking why did you not use a zone ! Well I should have and I could have easily deleted the zone and recreated a new one. Oh well. I am here now.

So the Solaris is now installing now and all is quiet and stable. I will not say that too loud. So I now have a several reqeusts for all you OpenSolaris and Solaris developers out there. Maybe Project Indiana will address some of these RFE's.

1. We should change how focus works during the install. Why not put the cursor or focus on the first field you are going to fill out. There are screens that you must click in the first field before you type. You do not realize until you have type the complete input stream and nothing shows on the screen.

2. Support integrated networking for x86 Solaris better. I had no problems with the integrated network port on Nvidia based chipsets but the Intel chipsets force me to add in a PCI card for network. Hopefully our relationship with Intel will fix this irritation.

3. Set the disk layout interface to put the majority of disk in / not /export. Why we still do this I do not know. I know there are good reasons but I do not have the history. This is becomes fun especially when you install JES (Java Enterprise System) and the JES installer puts all its components in /opt which has no room because you did not change the disk layout during the Solaris install. Minor but irritating.

Well Solaris is jsut about done installing. Time to apply updates change the hosts file, enable ftp and console access. Hey its a demo box. The Portal 7u1.

Demo2: A new begining

Well as my demo box died I am now rebuilding a new one. So the next few blog entries will chronicle my adventures during the rebuild. Goal have the box rebuilt and customized by the demo on Tuesday. So far I have unpacked the box, popped in the CPU, memory, optical and SATA disk. Booted with Solaris 10 and applied the patches. Seems stable. Burnt in overnight. Still running with no smoke :)
Specifications

Shuttle SD39P2
Processor -> Intel Core 2 Duo - 6420 2.13 Ghz
Memory - 3 x 1GB sticks of DDR2 @ 667 Mhz
1 - DVD drive
1 - Seagate 250 GB 7200 RPM SATA drive w/16mb cache
1 - PCI network card.
1 - 8800 GS PCI-Express video card

Next up install Portal, Communications and Identity today. May not make it as it is noon but here we go.

Wednesday May 30, 2007

Craptacular

That is my new word of the week. Craptacular. It seems that is the theme of the week. It all started with an Airtran flight that took 8.5 hours instead of 1.5. At least they are giving us a free flight. Now my demo machine locked up and will not boot. Hmmmm. Well the 6 weeks it worked it really rocked. Need to do an RMA. I think I should lie low this week. Terrible update for the day but things can only get better :)

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Thursday May 24, 2007

JavaCAPS things you may miss...

While working with a customer today, I noticed something that both individuals
missed when working with JavaCAPS. The product allows you to define one or
more environments(Dev, Test, Prod, Other). When creating the deployment
profile in an environment with two definitions. Both failed to select the correct
environment from the drop menu althought they both set up the environments
correctly. So be careful out there.

Tuesday May 22, 2007

Attributes needed for JES + Portal + IDM + Comms user via Identity Manager

Okay here is the object classes needed to provision an user via Identity Manager. This
one always gets me. So just replace or augment your existing object classes in the resource
definition.



top

person

inetUser

organizationalPerson

inetOrgPerson

ipUser

userPresenceProfile

iplanet-am-managed-person

inetMailUser

inetLocalMailRecipient

icscalendaruser

iplanet-am-user-service

inetadmin

sunmobileappmailperson

sunmobileappcalendarperson

sunamauthaccountlockout

sunssoadapterperson

sunportalnetletservice

iplanetpreferences

sunportalportal1pksubscriptionsperson

sunportalportal1desktopperson

sunportalproxyletservice

sunportalgatewayaccessservice

sunmobileappabperson

sunportalnetfileservice

sunIMUser

sunPresenceUser

Monday May 21, 2007

Service Registry Install

One note once you install the registry it will have its own application service instance. Mine was in /var/opt/SUNWsrvc-registry. So if you are doing a JES install and already have app server created you will get a new domain.

Java ES Reporter

Java ES Reporter is a command line utility that performs anonymous product registration in the Java Enterprise System. To disable after installation edit /etc/opt/SUNWmfwk/config/reporter/config.properties. Change "enabled=true" to "enabled=false". The restart cacao via cacaoadm stop/start.

Webconsole and DSEE

Just did the install of JES on Solaris x86. The online docs miss a step that is important. You should check to make sure the web console is running. You can do this by issuing /usr/sbin/smcwebserver start.

Also make sure your url has https:// not http:// in it. You will prolong the greying of your hair.

Widgets for Solaris

Mac has them. Even Vista has them. Now you can have widgets on your Solaris desktop. Glossitope now has a early release of their Java based Widet container. It is available on multiple platforms.

Goto http://www.glossitope.org for more inforamtion.

DTrace and Firefox

John Rice gave a presentation at JavaOne on using Dtrace to instrument Firefox.

Go to John's site at http://blogs.sun.com/jmr/entry/adding_dtrace_probes_to_mozilla
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