Wednesday May 15, 2013

Build native Hadoop Libraries for Oracle Solaris 11

Need to make Hadoop fly on Solaris?

Here's the article which teaches you to build the native libraries to expedite operations.

Tuesday Apr 16, 2013

IBM releases Websphere 8.0 on Solaris 11 (SPARC)

IBM released Websphere 8.0 on Oracle Solaris 11 for SPARC. See IBM Product Compatibility Report

Monday Mar 25, 2013

Build Solaris Clouds with Oracle Storage Library for SAP Virtualization for Solaris

Oracle released the first version of the SAP Storage Library for SAP Virtualization Version 1.0 . The virtualization library is available for the Solaris SPARC and x64 platform. The documentation explains how to build SAP virtualization landscape with the ZFS storage appliance and other SAN devices.

Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

The first day in the OSRL (Oracle Solaris Remote Lab)

Today was my first day in the OSRL. The OSRL is the Oracle Solaris Remote Lab; the lab for OPN Solaris partners. Here is how it went:[Read More]

Wednesday Mar 06, 2013

SAP releases Master Data Management (MDM) 7.1 on Solaris 11 (SPARC)

SAP released MDM 7.1 on Oracle Solaris 11 for SPARC. See SAP software requirements (SAP customer authentication is required). 

Monday Feb 25, 2013

IFS Applications 8 is available on Solaris 11

IFS supports IFS Applications 8 on Solaris 11. 

IBM releases Websphere MQ 7.0, 7.01 on Solaris 11 (SPARC, x64)

IBM released Websphere MQ V7.0, 7.0.1 on Oracle Solaris 11 for SPARC and x64. See IBM software requirements for SPARC and x64

Wednesday Dec 19, 2012

Oracle Solaris Remote Lab (OSRL) Fact Sheet

The Oracle Solaris Remote Lab allows independent software vendors (ISVs) to test and qualify their applications in a self service Solaris cloud.

ISVs who are Oracle Partner Network Gold members with a specialization in the Solaris knowledge zone can apply for free access in OPN.

The lab offers the following features to it's users:

  • Lifetime of project: 45 days (extensions granted on demand) 
  • Up to 5 virtual machines in a private network 
  • Virtual Machine technology: Solaris zones 
  • Resources per VM
    • processor support: SPARC or x86 
    • OS version: OracleSolaris 11.0
    • 4GB physical memory 
    • 4GB swap space 
    • 10GB local filesystem storage 
    • 10GB network filesystem (NFS) mounted on all virtual machines
  • Networking configuration
    • The only external network routes are to Partner's other Virtual Machines 
    • No network routing to the Internet 
    • The SMB (CIFS) sharing protocol is not available between Virtual Machines 
  • Device Access 
    • Applications that assume the existence of /devices will not run in a Virtual Machine 
    • Applications that use eeprom to modify SPARC eeprom setting will not run in a Virtual Machine
  • The following utilities do not work properly in Virtual Machines: 
    • add_drv, disks, prtconf, prtdiag, rem_dev
  • Access technology: Secure Global Desktop, file up and download
  • root access within VM
  • Available VM templates (both processor architectures)
    • Oracle Database 11g Release 2 ( for Solaris with Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g
    • Weblogic 12c 
    • SAMP: Apache http server, PHP, MySQL, phpadmin
    • on all templates and images: Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3 for application development 

More resources:

Thursday Nov 22, 2012

OPN Developer Services for Solaris Developers

Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who develop applications for Solaris 11 can exploit a number of interesting services as long as they are OPN Members with a Gold (or above) status and a Solaris Knowledge specialization:

  • Free access to a Solaris development cloud with preconfigured Solaris developer zones through the
  • Free access to patches and support information through MOS for Oracle Solaris, Oracle Solaris Studio, Oracle Solaris Cluster including updates for development systems 
  • Free email developer support for all questions around Oracle Solaris, Oracle Solaris Studio, Oracle Solaris Cluster and Oracle technologies integrating with Solaris 11


Micro Focus supports Enterprise Developer 2.1 on Solaris 11 (SPARC)

Micro Focus supports Enterprise Developer 2.1 and Enterprise Developer for z/Enterprise on Solaris 11 (SPARC). Use the Microfocus Support Ressources to learn more about the Solaris 11 support.

Monday Nov 05, 2012

IBM releases Informix 11.70FC6 on Solaris 11 (SPARC, x86)

IBM supports Informix Server 11.70FC6 on Solaris 11 (SPARC, x86). Check the IBM Support Portal page for more details.

Friday Oct 19, 2012

IBM releases ILOG CPLEX 12.4 on Solaris 11 (SPARC)

IBM released ILOG CPLEX Studio 12.4

on Solaris 11 (SPARC). 

[Read More]

Application tuning, sizing, monitoring, porting on Solaris 11


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