Sun Blogs: A Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Reference Deployment

Meena Vyas, Murthy Chintalapati, and Allen Gilliland; November 2008

Introduction

This article is an overview of the Sun Blogs web site's usage statistics, systems architecture, and configuration, and it provides information about the system administrator's experience managing one of the busiest externally facing Web 2.0 site deployments at Sun.

Sun Blogs is a blogging service dedicated to Sun employees worldwide, which is hosted and managed by sun.com engineering and powered by Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 2 running on a pair of Sun Fire T2000 servers with UltraSPARC T2 processors. The site also uses a custom version of the open source blogging server Apache Roller Weblogger Version 4.0.0.12, MySQL database server, and Memcached. The service is integrated with Sun's secure single sign-on identity system backed by a worldwide employee LDAP directory for authentication and authorization.

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Contents

  • Introduction
  • Sun Blogs Statistics
  • System Architecture
  • Sun Blogs Configuration
  • Sun Blogs Site Administrator's Perspective
  • Conclusion
  • About the Authors
  • Appendix

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