Dicussion: Lost Sysadmin Access After Upgrade to Solaris 11
A sysadmin lost access to several sysadmin functions after an upgrade from Oracle Solaris 11 Express to Solaris 11. Turns out the reason was the removal of the "Primary Administrator" role between Solaris 11 Express and Solaris 11 because it was too powerful. Good discussion about this change, plus pointers to resources that provide additional background.
posted Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:11:54 +0000
OTN Live: Preparing for Oracle Solaris 11 Installation
Dave miner explains the business-, sysadmin-, and architecture-related reasons for the big change in the way Oracle Solaris 11 software will be installed and managed.
posted Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:27:20 +0000
OTN Live: Tips for Developing Faster Applications with Oracle Solaris 11 Express
George Drapeau, who manages a group of engineers whose sole mission is to help customers develop better, faster applications for Oracle Solaris, shares some tips and tricks for improving your applications. How ZFS and Zones create the perfect developer sandbox. What's the best way for a developer to use DTrace. How Crossbow's network bandwidth controls can improve an application's performance. Benefits of developing on Oracle Solaris 11 Express now, such as the cryptographic framework. To coin a clasic phrase, a "really good show."
How To: Getting Started with Oracle Solaris 11 Express
Brian Leonard explains how to install a full desktop environment of Solaris 11 Express in standalone or multi-boot mode with the new interactive installer. Also explains the diff between regular users, root, and sudo (http://xkcd.com/149/). Plus SMF, networking, and more.
posted Thu, 11 Aug 2011 20:45:06 +0000
Best Way to Update Software in Oracle Solaris 11 Containers
A deeper dive into the topic of software updates, exploring the process of updating an Oracle Solaris 11 Express system configured with zones. This topic is especially pertinent since zones in this release differ somewhat from those in Oracle Solaris 10, as does the software upgrade process for zoned systems. Third in a series by Ginny Henningsen.
posted Tue, 02 Aug 2011 22:37:31 +0000
OTN Demo: Fast Reboot vs Standard Boot on x86 Systems
Demonstration of new fast reboot process for x86 hardware running Oracle Solaris 11 Express, and how it compares to standard reboot process.
posted Fri, 22 Jul 2011 17:04:32 +0000
Blog: Example of Oracle Solaris Load Balancer
Brian Leonard provides an example of how to use Oracle Solaris Integrated Load Balancer to balance Apache Tomcat traffic between two Solaris zones.
posted Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:15:36 +0000
Discussion: How to Disable ipv6 in Oracle Solaris 11 Express
How to use ipadm to persistently disable ipv6 in Solaris 11 Express. From the OTN forums.
posted Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:12:15 +0000
Blog: Running Firefox From a Zone (The Observatory)
Brian Leonard explains how to use Solaris virtual networking to keep the restrictions of a VPN connection limited to a Solaris zone so the bandwidth and access to local services of your entire home system is not affected.
posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 17:56:22 +0000
OTN Live: Oracle Solaris Studio and Oracle Solaris 11 Express
Don Kretch and Vijay Tatkar discuss new features in Solaris Studio and the capabilities of Solaris 11 Express, including optimizations for the Oracle stack and both SPARC and x86 hardware.
posted Fri, 10 Jun 2011 17:04:13 +0000