Wednesday Nov 03, 2010

FMA

I was about to write a new blog on Solaris' Fault Management Architecture when I realized my friend Bob Netherton has beaten to it by almost 3 years.

We like to tout the benefits of FMA a lot, but it's often hard to demonstrate because you don't want to go around destroying CPUs and memory modules just to see FMA in action. However, by creating a ZFS pool with files as disks, it's quite easy to demonstrate and that's exactly what Bob does in his blog ZFS and FMA - Two great tastes ......

Note, there's also an FMA Demo Kit that you can use to simulate faults to other hardware components, but I haven't played with that myself yet. Other resources I found helpful:

Tuesday Sep 02, 2008

I Love Intel's Commitment to OpenSolaris

One of the things that excites me about using OpenSolaris is the amount of work that Intel is doing to improve the product for their processors. David Stewart, an engineering manager at Intel's Open Source Technology Center, has put together a series of 5 minute vidoes highlighting their work. All are entertaining, informative and worth a watch...

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