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Tech Article: Should You Consolidate Your Servers Onto Oracle SuperCluster?
Should you consolidate your existing servers onto SuperCluster? Thierry Manfé and friends help you decide, then show you the best way to do it: using the P2V migration process and Oracle Solaris Zones. A great resource if you're a sysadmin, architect, or IT manager who needs to decide whether P2V migration is the right approach for server consolidation.
posted Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:15:19 +0000
Docs: Summary of Changes in ILOM 3.1
Page 2 in this documentation summarizes the changes in ILOM (Integrated Lights Out Manager) 3.1 over 3.0, with links to the details. A handy-dandy reference from our kind doc folks.
posted Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:16:14 +0000
Best Practices for Securely Deploying the SPARC SuperCluster T4
Survivability. Defense in depth. Least privilege. Accountability. The design principles behind the deep and layered security controls of the SPARC SuperCluster. This guide by Glenn Brunette, Ramesh Nagappan, and Joel Weise describes the principles and capabilities of the platform, and provides architectural, deployment, and operational recommendations for taking best advantage of them.
posted Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:45:44 +0000
Blog: What's up with LDoms: Part 2 - Creating a Simple Guest Domain
In his second blog about the technology previously known as LDOMS, Stefan Hinker describes how to create a simple guest domain with Oracle VM Server for SPARC.
posted Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:33:33 +0000
Blog: What's up with LDoms: Part 1 - Introduction & Basic Concepts (SPARC, Solaris, Performance und der ganze Rest)
Oracle VM Server has come a long way since it was introduced as LDOMS (Logical Domains). Stefan Hinker's first of several blogs explains how the technology works and how to make best use of the features it has today.
posted Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:21:51 +0000
How the SPARC T4 Processor Optimizes Throughput Capacity: A Case Study
Processors waste a lot of cycles waiting for other components to get back to them with data or further instructions. Sometimes hundreds of cycles. Caching and pre-fetching help, but can't always be used. The SPARC T4 processor finds a way around these limitations. Ruud Van Der Pas explains how, and demonstrates the results with benchmarks.
posted Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:22:48 +0000
Video Interview: Oracle Optimized Solutions and the Sysadmin
Marshall Choy, Director of Optimized Solutions at Oracle was once a sysadmin. And a Solaris engineer. He explains what optimized solutions are, how they are developed and tested, how they handle patching, and how these vertically integrated systems impact the job and duties of a sysadmin.
posted Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:24:36 +0000
OTN's Hardware Compatibility List for Oracle Solaris 11
OTN's HCL now lists all the systems, components, and desktops that run Oracle Solaris 11. To list your system or hardware component, run HCTS 5.2 and follow the submission process (select "Submit Hardware")
posted Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:54:38 +0000
Book: The System Developer's Edge
A gold mine of useful information for system developers gathered from blogs, wikis, documentation, newsgroups, and other community channels. Covers native language issues, performance monitoring and improvement, specific features of the SPARC and x86 processors, and tools available to the Solaris developer.
posted Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:23:26 +0000
How to Create a Robust Platform for SAS Grid Computing with ...
You can combine the Sun Blade 6000 modular system with the ZFS Storage Appliance through a variety of networking configurations and wind up with a flexible, cost-effective platform for grid computing. The ZFS Storage Appliance eliminates the usual shared filesystem bottleneck in grid systems, and the Sun Blade system lends itself to horizontal scaling while being easy to manage. Covers the platform architecture, testing, optimization, and expected performance.
posted Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:23:45 +0000

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