Monday Feb 25, 2013

How to: Build a private virtual network with Zones in Solaris 11

Interesting article which shows step by step how to build a "lab in a box" with Solaris 11 zones and private virtual networks.

The article shows to build a configuration like the following:

Private virtual network with zones

Wednesday Dec 19, 2012

Oracle Solaris Remote Lab (OSRL) Fact Sheet

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Thursday Jul 30, 2009

Web Stack 1.5 is available

As you might already know, a bundle of Web development oriented tools is available (part of the GlassFish portfolio), called the Web Stack. I have already talked about it here and also here. I will therefore not go much into the details and benefits of using this bundle.

This is thus a quick note to say that the new release (Web Stack1.5) is now available. You can get it here:

Web Stack 1.5 ships with the most recent evolutions of the open source releases including latest releases of Apache web server, MySQL 5.1 and more:

Fully relocatable Update Center ips(5) image distribution
Apache HTTP Server 2.2.11
lighttpd 1.4.21
memcached 1.2.5
MySQL 5.0.67 and 5.1
PHP 5.2.9
Python 2.6
Ruby 1.8.7
Squid 2.7.STABLE5
Tomcat 6.0.18
GlassFish v2.1
Sun Continuous Integration Server 1.312

But it also comes with some brand new pieces such ads the "Web Stack Enterprise Manager" and the " Sun Continuous Integration Server " based on the Hudson open source project. I'm quite eager to test those, so as soon as I've played around with it I will come with a more technical oriented post.

WebStackEnerpriseManager Screenshot

Meanwhile, for more information you can go to the following web site:
And for more technical documentation:

Thursday Apr 16, 2009

Performance Testing and Sizing: Endeavors Application Jukebox on Solaris 10

We here at Web and more love to see great work receive recognition.  Especially the great work of our friends!  With that said, Sun’s own Bruce Chapman, an ISV engineer, currently has some of his work featured on the website of a Sun ISV partner, Endeavors Technologies.

Endeavors Technologies pride themselves on being pioneers and leaders in application virtualization and application streaming technologies.  Among the latest news featured on their site is a link titled, “Bruce Chapman puts Application Jukebox Solaris through its paces.”  The detailed report focuses on Endeavors Application Jukebox performance and scalability on Solaris 10.  Click here for the complete report and be sure to keep up the great wok Bruce!

Java - Where we're heading with James Gosling

In March we ran a developer update in London which focused on Sun's Java Technology, JavaFX, NetBeans IDE, GlassFish, OpenSolaris and Sun Studio. The keynote presentation was given by James Gosling - "The Father of Java" which talked about Java - Where we're heading....

In addition to James there were presentations from Simon Ritter on JavaFX and an update on Java SE 7, as well as Steve Elliott talking about Java EE and the server side

So if you want to hear the views of the Father of Java, or get more detail on JavaFX, Java EE or Java SE you can look at all the videos of the presentations here. You can also get details of the current JavaFX Coding Challenge.

Monday Mar 16, 2009

MySQL Query Cache Sizing

From Web and more, a new week and new insights!  Check out this especially well written entry from Dave Lutz’s blog focused on MySQL query cache sizing.  The entry's in-depth content draws upon an actual customer usage experience and addresses various issues related to the query cache like ideal sizing and migration.

As highlighted in his blog, Dave utilizes multiple technical tools like the DTraceToolkit and the query cache section of the MySQL documentation library, all of which are available to ISVs using MySQL.  For other technical resources tailored to an ISV audience, check out the resources page of the Sun Partner Advantage Web Community.

Monday Feb 02, 2009

Java Enterprise Edition 5

Developers today increasingly recognize the need for distributed, transactional, and portable applications that leverage the speed, security, and reliability of server-side technology.

Java Enterprise Edition 5 is a platform that provides developers a powerful set of APIs aimed at reducing development time, reducing application complexity, and improving application performance.

This rich tutorial document serves as a guide to developing enterprise applications for the Java Platform and touches numerous areas including Web services, the Web Tier, and includes case studies.

You can download the document here.

Thursday Jan 29, 2009

Optimizing MySQL Database Application Performance with DTrace

In today’s increasingly web based business environment, new services and applications are emerging daily.  In that spirit it’s becoming increasingly important for enterprises to harness efficient and flexible environments that can scale and adapt, deploy new services quickly, and keep valuable information secure.

The complete SAMP (Solaris™ Operating System (OS), Apache, MySQL™ database, Perl) application stack grouped with high-performance servers and storage (Open Storage anyone?) positions organizations to create environments that are capable of supporting rapidly evolving and highly trafficked Web sites.

In that spirit, check out a new Sun BluePrints™ white paper that illustrates the benefits in taking advantage of Solaris Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) probes to help simplify MySQL database application tuning.

Wednesday Jan 28, 2009

Sun’s IPSO Alliance is declared one of “Best Inventions” by Time magazine

Sun is a founding member of the Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance that was declared as one of Time magazine’s "Best Inventions of 2008"!!

What is the IPSO Alliance?

It is a group of high-tech companies, both vendors and users who endorse the use of existing Internet Protocol (IP) protocols for connecting 'smart' objects and delivering information to and from those objects. The aim of the Alliance is to create a better understanding of IP and include understanding the industries and markets where IP-based Smart Objects can have an effective role in growth and organizing services.

Read more about the IPSO Alliance.

What are “Smart Objects?

To quote…“Smart Objects are (any) objects in the physical world that - typically with the help of embedded devices - transmit information about their condition or environment (e.g., temperature, light, motion, health status) to locations where the information can be analyzed, correlated with other data and acted upon. Applications range from automated and energy-efficient homes and office buildings, factory equipment maintenance and asset tracking to hospital patient monitoring and safety and compliance assurance.”

Essentially a smart object can include any device/ anything that is network addressable.

See here for a complete record of Best Inventions! Some of the listings are really interesting...And imaginative!

Monday Jan 05, 2009

NetBeans and Drupal Enhanced Support

To start the New Year some of my colleagues have just completed additional work enhancing the Netbeans support for Drupal. For more information on the enhancements take a look at Sujit Nair's blog. This is a great example of some of the work that a range of people in Sun's ISV-E engineering organisation are doing with Drupal and the Drupal Community. Another good source of information is the work done by Eric Reid. So, if you are interested in learning  more about  how you can exploit the work that we have been doing with Drupal these are two good places to start.

Drupal is only one of an extensive range of open source technologies and communities that Sun is working with to help deliver value. These are clearly in addition to the huge range of open source activities that Sun is undertaking directly. To get a sense of some of the other areas that we are focusing on in the Web infrastructure and solutions area, take a look at our new ISV Community site which contains resources that are directly relevant to ISVs.

If you have questions which you want to direct to our ISV focused commercial and technical resources why not raise those using the Web Community forum which we have started as part of the community activity?




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