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Using zonestat to Monitor Solaris Zones | Oracle Community
This article gives a short overview of the monitoring tool zonestat, which can be used to monitor the zones in Solaris 11, and discusses the monitoring of CPU resources and memory resources of native Solaris zones.
posted Tue, 22 Sep 2015 21:49:59 +0000
Managing the Lifecycle of Oracle Linux Systems Using Spacewalk | Oracle Community
This article describes how administrators can use Spacewalk to manage the lifecycle of Oracle Linux systems. It explains core concepts and common best practices for a Spacewalk deployment. The article also highlights how Spacewalk can perform initial Oracle Linux provisioning with Kickstart and then automate subsequent software maintenance operations through system lifecycles such as Development, Test, Acceptance, and Production (DTAP).
posted Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:49:54 +0000
How to Minimize the Size of Your Oracle Solaris... | Oracle Community
This article describes the minimal recommended local Image Packaging System (IPS) package repository for Oracle Solaris operating system packages.
posted Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:53:07 +0000
Part 8 - Mirroring the ZFS Root Pool | Oracle Community
Part 8 of a series that describes the key features of ZFS in Oracle Solaris 11.1 and provides step-by-step procedures explaining how to use them. This article focuses on how to mirror the ZFS root pool to minimize the risk of data loss.
posted Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:25:22 +0000
Five Steps for Installing Oracle Database 12c o... | Oracle Community
If you install Oracle Database 12c in a non-global Oracle Solaris 11 zone, you get database isolation, simplified resource control, and the ability to reduce licensing costs. Ginny Henningsen and Glynn Foster provide step-by-step instructions.
posted Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:37:37 +0000
Blog: Top 10 Systems Articles of 2014
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posted Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:28:01 +0000
Tech Article: How to Share a ZFS Filesystem Using SMB Protocol
How to share a ZFS file system using Microsoft's Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, and configure its access controls. Part 7 of a series on ZFS by Oracle ACE Alexandre Borges.
posted Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:49:57 +0000
Tech Article: How Error Messages in Network Packets Revealed the Root Cause of Slow Screen Refreshes
Application users reporting screen refresh times exceeding 20 seconds. Michael Cuppett describes the steps he followed to identify the cause using the error messages provided by the network packets.
posted Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:35:12 +0000
Understanding the Effects of the Changed Default C++ Template Compilation Model
Learn how the change in the Oracle Solaris Studio default template compilation model affects your code.
posted Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:31:23 +0000
Tech Article: Building and Deploying Nagios on Oracle Solaris 11
How to use the Image Packaging System and Service Management Facility features of Oracle Solaris 11 to install Nagios on any Oracle Solaris 11 system by running a single command.
posted Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:58:20 +0000

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