Technical Articles for System Administrators

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Playing with ZFS Snapshots
Alexandre creates a ZFS pool, loads it with files, takes a snapshot, verifies that the snapshot worked, removes files from the pool, and finally reverts back to the snapshot file. Then he shows you how to work with snapshot streams. Great way to do backups.
posted Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:02:03 +0000
Tech Article: Using DataLink Multipathing to Add High Availability to Your Network
How to combine virtual NICs from different physical NICS into a DLMP aggregation assigned to a zone, and configure the aggregation to provide failover for the zone, using Oracle Solaris 11.
posted Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:54:24 +0000
Tech Article: Delegating a ZFS Dataset to a Non-Global Zone
Adding a dataset to a non-global zone does not give the non-global zone's administrator control over the dataset's properties. They are retained by the global zone's administrator. Delegating a dataset, however, does give the non-global zone's administrator control over the dataset's properties. Alexandre explains how.
posted Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:29:00 +0000
Playing with ZFS Shadow Migration
If you need to migrate data from a server running Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 to one running Oracle Solaris 11.1, use Shadow Migration. It's easy, and allows you to migrate shared ZFS, UFS, or VxFS (Symantec) file systems through NFS or even through a local file system. Alexandre shows how.
posted Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:30:12 +0000
Tech Article: Playing with Swap Space in ZFS Volumes in Oracle Solaris 11
Alexandre walks through several commands and the insight they provide into a system's swap space, and explains how to use them to increase or decrease it.
posted Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:46:00 +0000
Tech Article: Getting started with OpenStack on Oracle Solaris 11.2
Installing the OpenStack packages manually or from the Unified Archive, booting your first Nova instance, adding images, and more.
posted Thu, 15 May 2014 22:03:56 +0000
How to Test the Failover Capabilities of OCFS2
Setting up an OCFS2 file system in Oracle VM VirtualBox enables you to test failover capabilities and whether an application is suitable for running in a virtualized environment. This article describes how to set up such an environment.
posted Wed, 14 May 2014 17:26:46 +0000
Building a Cloud-Based Data Center with Oracle Solaris 11 - Part 1
Factors to consider when building a cloud, the cloud capabilities offered by Oracle Solaris 11, and the structure of Oracle Solaris Remote Lab, an Oracle implementation of an Oracle Solaris 11 cloud. This is the first in a series of articles that show how to build a cloud with Oracle Solaris 11.
posted Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:50:51 +0000
Hands-On Lab: Oracle Solaris for IBM AIX Users
Walks an AIX sysadmin through the basic administration of Oracle Solaris 11 and how it compares to IBM AIX Enterprise in areas including installation, software packaging, file systems, user management, services, networking, and virtualization. Even makes helps you navigate your way through documentation, man pages, and online how-to articles.
posted Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:37:13 +0000
Lab: Deploying the Oracle Solaris Integrated Load Balancer in 60 Minutes
The Integrated Load Balancer in Oracle Solaris 11 intercepts incoming requests and redirects them to back-end servers based on your load-balancing rules. This lab was created to show system administrators and application architects how to deploy and manage a load balancing system.
posted Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:42:57 +0000

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