Thursday Sep 10, 2009

Fastreboot and VirtualBox

I was getting some work done with virtualbox, vnics and
AI.

While VirtualBox does reboot rather fast since it virtualised, but why not faster ? Since the bug with VirtualBox and
OpenSolaris was fixed we should be able. And indeed we are.


By taking out VirtualBox from the blacklist of the boot-config SMF service we can then do Fastreboot within a VirtualBox guest with no issues :)


Let see what platforms are blacklisted.

$ svcprop -p fastreboot_blacklist/platforms boot-config
VirtualBox VMware\\ Virtual\\ Platform MCP55
$

Ok, lets take out VirtualBox.

$ svccfg -s boot-config:default setprop blacklist/platforms = astring: '("VMware Virtual Platform" "MCP55")'
$ svccfg -s boot-config:default refresh

Now VirtualBox can do fast reboot.


Thanks Darren for the trick with '(..)' for handling multiple strings in the property.

Thursday Apr 30, 2009

AI SMF profile

AI services get the SMF treatment.


We just moved to b111a bits on our install server and with the
new installadm tools there came another config change. Instead
of the services living in their own little file off /var/installadm/services,
they now reside as properties of a property group within the
svc:/system/install/server:default SMF service.


Instead of wiping all my already unpacked services I wrote a small
script to populate these SMF properties instead. The script takes a file in /var/installadm/services> and populates the
SMF services as needed.


Lastly all was needed is a svcadm start svc:/system/install/server:default to get
things going.

Wednesday Sep 05, 2007

Compiz on Solaris

Compiz 5.2 on Solaris !

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Wednesday Jun 06, 2007

Nokia 6300 with opensolaris

Getting a nokia 6300 working with solaris

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