Solaris serviceability and nifty tools

Simple Solaris Installation

OpenSolaris was already out
before I joined Sun so I had a chance to play with Solaris Express Community release for couple of months and actually look into the source code online thanks to Chandan's OpenGrok. Still, with all these goodies it required fair amount of exploration before I figured things out. Being a BSD person some of them were not surprising, whereas some of them slowed me down substantialy.

I don't remember now the origin of the thought to summarize the installation steps and basic steps after installation to make the system more useable, this is not important. Anyway, the slides containing all of this information (and more) were made.

The slides were originaly meant for CZOSUG Bootcamp where people brought their laptops and installed Solaris on them. I have created the slides together with Jan Pechanec . After watching both external people and new-hires struggle with basic steps after completing Solaris installation I think they could be used also to ease those post-install how-do-I-set-this steps.

They are not perfect, could contain errors (please do report them) but here you go:

Also, do not forget to look at recently founded Immigrants community at opensolaris.org which contains other goodies such as links to Ben Rockwood's Accelerated introduction to Solaris. Also do not forget to subscribe to the Immigrants mailing list.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Iwan Friday, November 17, 2006
    Tx for the reply. I managed to download it. Glanced thru it. I think I can benefit from this! I'm the lead of Singapore OpenSolaris user group, and our home is www.singanix.org. tx!
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