Here is the one-stop resource page, with an install-less compatibility check tool and a live-cd check tool. Want a second opinion, here is a review.Read more "Solaris Hardware Compatibility"
A colleague shared this howto that he found on Google. I was able to look up and found a source of this howto. This looks a bit more complete than other ones that I saw.Read more "Howto change hostname in Solaris"
I followed this howto to reconfigure a NIS client machine.Read more "This is how I configure NIS client"
I have been getting several Sun Cluster inquiries from people recently. So, here is a quick intro with links to lots of resources: Sun Cluster is Sun’s clustering technology that can bring high availability to your applications or you can extend it to fit your high availability needs.. Since it’s free to download, you can […]Read more "Sun Cluster"
A person asked me this question today, here is my response base on the notes that I had for Solaris system administration certification. Yes. The notes are still handy. 😉 To rlogin/rcp/rsh to a machine without enter a password, you should have $HOME/.rhosts file defined on the target machine if you are trying to login […]Read more "How to rlogin/rcp/rsh to a machine without enter a password?"
Rather than following my long howto, I’ve written a script to automate much of the work. You still need to follow the manual hand edits stated in step 5 of the howto. For debug build, follow the instructions stated in this howto. Below are the environment variable file and build script file that I used […]Read more "Build script for R / HDF5 on Solaris 10 x64 32bit"
I used psnup (in psutils package) from blastwave.org to print multiple pages per sheet on Solaris. Here is the command I used to print: psnup -d -2 original.ps converted.ps lp -dprinter_name converted.ps -d option adds a line around the border of a page. -2 option specifies 2 pages per sheet. If you want, here are […]Read more "How to print multiple pages per sheet on Solaris"
Here is a cpustat command that Amjad K. shared for tracking L1/L2 cache hit/miss on Solaris x86 Opteron. A special thanks to Amjad for this tip. Here is the command: %cpustat -c IC_itlb_L1_miss_L2_miss 1 5 %cpustat -c IC_itlb_L1_miss_L2_hit,IC_itlb_L1_miss_L2_miss If you are interested to track other events for Opteron, see the following listing. A special thanks […]Read more "How to track L1/L2 cache hit/miss on Solaris x86 Opteron"
Thanks to Tom D. for pointing me this blog entry on ZFS tuning. The trick documented in this blog entry can be very useful for people who use ZFS on direct-attached storage arrays.Read more "More ZFS tuning"
Here is a few tips that I gave to another person today: * Do not add a new fs that masks existing system folder. For example, do not add a new dir at /usr/bin. Doing so will cause the masking of /usr/bin with another empty directory you might specify. This means that Solaris can’t find […]Read more "A few notes about configuring a zone"