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Performance Analysis of Oracle Traffic Director or Web Server

Performance Analysis of Oracle Traffic Director or Oracle iPlanet Web Server using Oracle Sun Solaris Studio Performance Analyzer and DTrace scripts. In this blog I will show how to use the Sun Studio Collector and Performance Analyzer and DTrace script to measure the performance. 1. Using Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2 Performance Analyzer with Oracle Traffic Director or Oracle iPlanet Web Server Thanx to Basant for teaching me collector and analyzer and thanx to Julien for his...

Thursday, November 14, 2013 | Read More

Configuring Server Name Indication (SNI) in Oracle Traffic Director 11.1.1.6 and 11.1.1.7

What is SNI ? It is explained very well in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Name_Indication If your SSL server needs certificate(s) for different domains, you can choose one of the different options : Use multiple certificates using SNI feature (configure server to return different certificates for different domains) - recommended Use a single certificate with SubjectAltName Extension (one hostname in CN and other hostnames in SubjectAltName extension in the certificate) Use...

Friday, October 11, 2013 | Read More

Configuring Oracle iPlanet WebServer / Oracle Traffic Director to use crypto accelerators on T4-1 servers

Configuring Oracle iPlanet Web Server / Oracle Traffic Director to use crypto accelerators on T4-1 servers Jyri had written a technical article on Configuring Solaris Cryptographic Framework and Sun Java System Web Server 7 on Systems With UltraSPARC T1 Processors. I tried to find out what has changed since then in T4. I have used a T4-1 SPARC system with Solaris 10. Results slightly vary for Solaris 11.  For Solaris 11, the T4 optimization was implemented inlibsoftcrypto.so whi...

Thursday, November 8, 2012 | Read More

Interesting articles and blogs on SPARC T4

Interesting articles and blogs on SPARC T4 processor I have consolidated all the interesting information I could get on SPARC T4 processor and its hardware cryptographic capabilities.  Hope its useful. 1. Advantages of SPARC T4 processor Most important points in this T4 announcement are : "The SPARC T4 processor was designed from the ground up for high speed security and has a cryptographic stream processing unit (SPU) integrateddirectly into each processor core. These...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | Read More

How to export ECC key and Cert from NSS DB and import into JKS keystore and Oracle Wallet

How to export ECC key and Cert from NSS DB and import into JKS keystore and Oracle Wallet In this blog I will write about how to extract a cert and key from NSS Db and import it to a JKS Keystore and then import that JKS Keystore into Oracle Wallet. 1. Set Java Home I pointed it to JRE 1.6.0_22 $ export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jre1.6.0_22/ 2. Create a self signed ECC cert in NSS DB I created NSS DB with self signed ECC certificate. If you already have NSS Db with ECC cert (and key)...

Monday, July 2, 2012 | Read More

Using tshark to debug SSL connections

Jyri had explained in his blog how to use ssldump to debug SSL connections. We can also use tshark. On my Linux server, tshark is installed in /usr/sbin/tshark. Support team guys need these steps for finding out what is happening. First try to reproduce the problem in a test environment with self-signed certificate and follow the steps given in this blog. I started Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0 instance on IP lets say 11.111.111.111 and port 15000. Exporting Private Key from NSS...

Friday, March 2, 2012 | Read More
 

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