How-To Guides

Extensive how-to documentation let you quickly make the most of the Solaris 10 OS.


Solaris 10 Installation
How to Quickly Install the Solaris 10 5/09 OS

Instructs users how to install the Solaris 10 OS on a Sun supported x86 system. This guide, complete with screen shots, takes you through the installation process, in simple steps.

Oracle Solaris DTrace
How to use Oracle Solaris DTrace from Oracle Solaris and OpenSolaris System

Helps a new user learn how to use Oracle Solaris DTrace for gathering and using system and application information. Construct scripts to gather useful information about running applications that can be used to improve the performance on Oracle Solaris and OpenSolaris.

Move A Solaris Container
How to Move A Solaris Container

Instructs users, system administrators, and developers who have experience with Solaris 10 on proper use of new features which allow a Solaris 10 Container to be moved from one computer to another. Users are guided step-by-step through the process of moving a Container, with code examples and illustrations.

PostgreSQL
How to configure and run PostgreSQL on Solaris 10

Instructs Solaris system administrators and database professionals in the process of launching and setting up the PostgreSQL database using the Solaris Service Management Facility (SMF), and configuring PostgreSQL to run in a Solaris container.

Solaris 10 Security
Eliminating Web Page Hijacking

Instructs Solaris system administrators and security professionals in the process of securing common Web servers.

Solaris Cluster
How to Install and Configure a Two-Node Cluster

Intended to help a new or experienced Solaris user quickly and easily install and configure Sun Cluster software for two nodes, including the configuration of a quorum device.

How To Configure LDom Guest Domains As Solaris Cluster Nodes

Helps a new or experienced Solaris user quickly and easily install and configure Solaris Cluster software for two nodes that are LDom guest domains.

Solaris Containers
Consolidating Servers and Applications

Instructs users, system admins, and developers on how to consolidate applications onto a single server. Users are guided through the consolidation process, with code examples and illustrations.

Solaris Live Upgrade
Upgrading and Patching with Live Upgrade

Demonstrates the use of this tool for managing change, risk, and system availability on Solaris systems.

Service Management Facility
Easier System Administration

Instructs system administrators unfamiliar with the Solaris 10 OS on how to use the Service Management Facility (SMF) to monitor and manage a Solaris 10 system.

SMF Manifest
How to Create an SMF Manifest

Explains how SMF service manifests are used to create automatic recovery services for any application, and how to develop a service manifest for an application.

ZFS
Managing ZFS in Solaris 10 Containers

Highlights the capabilities of ZFS when coupled with Solaris Containers. After reading this guide, a user will have an understanding of how to delegate a ZFS file system to a container and to manage it from within the container.


Working With ZFS Snapshots

This guide is intended to show a new user the capabilities of the ZFS snapshots feature. It describes the steps necessary to set up a ZFS filesystem and the use of snapshots including how to create them, use them for backup and restore purposes, and how to migrate them between systems. After reading this guide, the user will have a basic understanding of how snapshots can be integrated into system administration procedures.

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