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30 Nov 2010
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Where'd BigAdmin and the Docs Go? [23706]
OTN Presentation Draws a Map: It's Far From Over for BigAdmin Content

In two video downloads (30:32 and 21:14) Rick Ramsey of OTN and Documentation Architect Janice Critchlow explain in considerable detail for the benefit of sysadmins and the developer community where the documentation once located on BigAdmin can now be found. The presentation was originally done at LISA10.
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28 Jan 2010
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What's New on BigAdmin [22796]
As of January 21st, 2010

Installing SugarCRM With MySQL Database on Sun Unified Storage Systems

This guide shows how to set up a Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System as a repository for a database using the SugarCRM application (an open source customer relationship management product). This scenario uses a Sun Fire X4540 server configured with Ubuntu 8.1.0, MySQL 5.1.30 Community Server Edition, and SugarCRM Community Edition.

System Administrator Documentation for Sun Products

BigAdmin's new hub can help you find sysadmin docs on docs.sun.com and other Sun web sites. This resource center was a response to feedback at the LISA 09 Conference. For more information, see the BigAdmin blog entry, "Where'd the Docs Go?"

http://sun.com/bigadmin
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21 Jan 2010
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What's New on BigAdmin [22773]
As of January 21st, 2010

Updated: Solaris Cluster Hub on BigAdmin

This collection of information and resources for Sun's high-availability and clustering solutions is aimed at system planners, integrators, and administrators who use Solaris Cluster (also known as Sun Cluster).

Installing Alfresco With MySQL on Sun Storage 7110 Unified Storage System

This implementation guide shows how to set up a Sun Unified Storage System as a data store for a MySQL database used by the open source Alfresco content management system. The scenario can use NFS or iSCSI protocols.
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16 Jan 2010
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What's New on BigAdmin [22750]
As of January 7th, 2010

Best Practices for Moving to the Solaris 10 Operating System

This Sun BluePrints article describes technologies and approaches for upgrading to the Solaris 10 OS -- from a simple system upgrade to a consolidation strategy using built-in virtualization technology. The paper discusses the upgrade options available, issues to consider, planning the upgrade, and strategies for implementation.

Deploying Oracle's PeopleSoft Campus Solutions on Sun Unified Storage Systems

Here is an implementation guide for using Sun Open Storage Systems with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions from Oracle, a suite of software designed for higher education institutions. This scenario uses the Solaris 10 5/08 OS (64-bit), Oracle Database 10g Release 2, and Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems (release 2008.Q4).
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09 Jan 2010
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What's New on BigAdmin [22730]
As of January 7th, 2010

Deploying Oracle 10g or 11gR1 ASM Using iSCSI on Sun Unified Storage Systems

This quick-start guide provides an overview of configuring the volumes in a Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System. First the volumes are exported as iSCSI targets, and then those iSCSI LUNs are configured at the database server for use with Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM).

Patching With Solaris Live Upgrade: Process Flow Chart

A new diagram provides the steps for using Solaris Live Upgrade to patch a system. Other resources for patching have also been added recently to the BigAdmin Patching Center.
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31 Dec 2009
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What's New on BigAdmin [22710]
As of December 31st, 2009

Community Article: Plex Mirroring for Business Continuity With Veritas Volume Manager and the Solaris 10 OS

This community-submitted article shows how to configure a business continuity setup for a small IT environment using Veritas Storage Foundation version 4.1 (VxVM) from Symantec and the Solaris OS. The author used vxmake to create the individual elements such as subdisks and plexes. This article can provide an idea of how to handle the virtual entities of Veritas Volume Manager.

Community Tech Tip: How to Leave Scripts Running When You Log Off

A BigAdmin user posted this on our community wiki. The tech tip highlights the usefulness of the trap command for trapping the SIGTERM, 1, signal to enable scripts to keep running after the user who started the process logs off. It also shows the usefulness of trapping the SIGTERM, 15, signal and running commands just before a script exits.

http://sun.com/bigadmin
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