Solaris Essentials - One Day Class from Oracle University

Recently, I put together a one-day, video-on-demand class with the folks in Solaris Engineering and Oracle University that I wanted to let folks know about. This class, called Oracle Solaris Essentials for Experienced Administrators, is targeted toward folks who have not had a lot of experience with Solaris 11, but who are comfortable administering some other system - Solaris 10, various Linux systems, AIX, etc.  There are ten video segments that cover a day in the life of...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | Solaris | Read More

Configuring multiple IP interfaces in a System Configuration Profile

Here's something that I missed when it came out in a Solaris 11 update and just found this week.  You can configure multiple network interfaces in the System Configuration profile for either an AI installed system or for a zone. I always thought that when I used an AI system configuration profile to configure network interfaces, I was limited to configuring only the first address, but that's not the case.  You can actually configure multiple interfaces in the profile.  The big...

Monday, January 30, 2017 | Solaris | Read More

OpenStack Juno - Flat Networking and Fixed IP Addresses

OpenStack Juno was recently released as a part of Solaris 11.3 Beta. There have been a number of very good blogs around the new capabilities of OpenStack Juno and how they relate to Solaris 11.  Networking within OpenStack is one of the areas where a number of people struggle, since it can get pretty complicated pretty quickly.  I always rely on the blogs that Girish has done as my source of truth for OpenStack networking in Solaris. OpenStack Neutron has thus far delivered...

Sunday, July 19, 2015 | OpenStack | Read More

Oracle Solaris and OpenStack Workshops

This is the summer of Oracle Solaris 11.2 and OpenStack workshops.  I'm on the road covering some, along with by team mates, Pavel Anni and Bob Netherton. The Solaris workshops are full-day, hands-on workshops that will give you not only an introduction into Solaris 11, but a view into the new features and capabilities in Solaris 11.2.  Primarily, these will use Pavel Anni's fantastic hands-on lab and Virtualbox. OpenStack workshops are a shorter, 2-3 hour event that will...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Solaris | Read More

Ops Center 12c - Update - Provisioning Solaris on x86 Using a Card-Based NIC

Last week, I posted a blog describing how to use Ops Center to provision Solaris over the network via a NIC on a card rather than the built-in NIC.  Really, that was all about how to install Solaris on a SPARC system.  This week, we'll look at how to do the same thing for an x86-based server. Really, the overall process is exactly the same, at least for Solaris 11, with only minor updates. We will focus on Solaris 11 for this blog.  Once I verify that the same approach works...

Monday, October 22, 2012 | Ops Center | Read More

Ops Center 12c - Provisioning Solaris Using a Card-Based NIC

It's been a long time since last I added something here, but having some conversations this last week, I got inspired to update things. I've been spending a lot of time with Ops Center for managing and installing systems these days.  So, I suspect a number of my upcoming posts will be in that area. Today, I want to look at how to provision Solaris using Ops Center when your network is not connected to one of the built-in NICs.  We'll talk about how this can work for both...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | Ops Center | Read More

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