Archive for December, 2009

Step by step configuration of the XSCF console for the Sun SPARC M3000 server.

December 22, 2009
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I installed the new SPARC M3000 server on the rack and powered it on. The M3000 can only be configured via the serial cable connected to the serial port for XSCF. Any windows computer with hyperterminal should be able to connect to it’s console. Once the XSCF interface has been configured with an IP...
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Strange message when launching the vi editor.

December 21, 2009
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I got this strange error message when launching the vi text editor during the installation of Solaris 10, I don’t know what kind of terminal you are on – all I have is ‘unknown’. The reason for this is becasue the terminal emulation has not been defined in your environment. To configure the terminal...
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Solaris 10 installation fails with disk drive does not have a valid label.

December 17, 2009
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When installing Solaris 10 I received this error. This disk (c1t50060E800429C458d7) cannot be used to install Solaris software. This disk drive does not have a valid label. If you want to use this disk for the install, exit the Solaris Interactive Installation program, use the format(1M) command from the command line to label the...
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How to change the host ID for Solaris 10 global/non-global zones and Solaris 8/9 containters.

December 16, 2009
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In Solaris 10 you cannot change the host ID of the server without doing some major hardware replacement. I will explain a workaround hack to change the hostid for Solaris 10 later in this article. Some applications will not run if you install them on a different server other than the one it was...
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Managing the services in Solaris.

December 15, 2009
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The svcs command will report the status of servics in Solaris. The svcadm command is used for service management such as starting, stopping and restoring services. To display all services with their state information, use the svcs command with the -a option. root@server1 # svcs -a STATE STIME FMRI legacy_run 14:33:14 lrc:/etc/rcS_d/S29wrsmcfg legacy_run 14:33:21...
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How to configure a new network interface in Solaris 10.

December 14, 2009
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When configuring a new network interface in Solaris 10, the first thing you want to do is to list all available interfaces. During installation of Soalris 10 the drivers for the NICs will be automatically loaded, provided the NIC is on the hardware compatibility list. The dladm command with the show-link option will list...
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Step by step instructions on how to create a Solaris 10 container.

December 14, 2009
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Here is a step by step instructions on how I created a Solaris 10 container. I took advantage of the Solaris ZFS file system because of it’s inherient benifits such as quotas, compression, snapshots, shared storage of zone pool and zone cloning. The first thing you need to do is to identify the free...
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How to enable fiber channel multipathing on Solaris 10 server

December 3, 2009
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The Solaric FC and Storage Multipathing software is integrated with the Solaris 10 operating system. There is no need to separately install the software package during or after the Solaris 10 OS installation. In Solaris 10, fabric-connected devices are configured and made available to the host automatically during install and boot time. If your...
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Configure DNS client on Soalris 10 server to resolve telnet login delay

December 3, 2009
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I just installed and configure a new Sun SPARC Enterprise M3000 server. It seems that when I telnet to the sever from a remote computer it takes a while to connect and get a login prompt. Once I am able to login in, speed is not an issue. After some research I figured out...
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