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22 May 2009
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As of May 22nd, 2009

Resources for the Solaris OS and OpenSolaris on HP Servers

Are you running the Solaris OS or the OpenSolaris OS on HP hardware? We've gathered resources from sun.com and hp.com here to help you. (One example is the HP Operating System Services support page, which describes service solutions that support the Solaris 10 OS on x64 platforms on HP ProLiant servers.)

What Is BigAdmin, and How Do I Use It?

BigAdmin is a community-driven repository of resources specifically for system administrators. Find out about all the web applications, Sun technical information, and updates that BigAdmin offers.
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15 May 2009
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What's New on BigAdmin [21858]
As of May14th, 2009

Deploying Oracle Real Application Clusters on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

Find out how to configure the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System for Oracle RAC infrastructure deployment, using the Solaris OS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This new article comes from Sun Systems Engineers Sridhar Ranganathan and Jeffrey Wright.

Deploying Oracle ASM Using iSCSI on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

Here's another quick start guide for Sun open storage systems (AKA "Amber Road"). Sun engineers explain how to configure storage volumes for export as iSCSI targets, and then how to configure those iSCSI logical unit numbers (LUNs) at the database server for use with Automatic Storage Management (ASM).
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08 May 2009
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What's New on BigAdmin [21823]
As of May 7th, 2009

Virus Scanning on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System With Trend Micro InterScan Web Security Suite

This paper describes the installation of the Trend Micro InterScan Web Security Suite (IWSS) for use as a virus scan engine for a Sun Storage 7210 Unified Storage System, in conjunction with the VSCAN service. Content on storage volumes can be protected against malware threats using the VSCAN service if the content is published using the CIFS or NFS Version 4 protocol.

Pentaho Business Intelligence and MySQL on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

The Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System can be used to share NFS and iSCSI file systems with Pentaho Business Intelligence and MySQL database servers deployed on Sun SPARC and x86 servers running the Solaris 10 OS. (Pentaho BI suite is an open source BI product that provides reporting, data analysis, dashboards, data mining capabilities, and data integration.)
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02 May 2009
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As of April 29th, 2009

Sun Engineer Enda O'Connor has contributed a series of three articles for the Solaris Patching hub on BigAdmin:

Analyzing a patchadd or patchrm Failure in the Solaris OS

Gather and analyze information to determine why a patchadd or patchrm session failed on systems that run the Solaris OS for SPARC or x86 platforms.

How to Split a Root Mirrored With Solaris Volume Manager Prior to Updating Software

Here is the correct way to split a Solaris Volume Manager mirror prior to updating the software through upgrades or software updates (patches).

How to Remove a Solaris Patch While Booted From a Network or CD-ROM

Find out how to run patchrm from a network or CD-ROM against a non-live system that is mounted from such media, or how to mount file systems under the mount point after the system is booted from the media.
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23 Apr 2009
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What's New on BigAdmin [21757]
As of April 23rd, 2009

A Planning Guide for Moving to LDAP as Naming Service in the Solaris OS

Moving from Network Information Service (NIS) or NIS+ to Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)? Read this first. Topics include DIT design and implementation of a hybrid DIT.

Sun Ray Peripherals/Third Party Component List

The entire list of devices compatible with Sun Ray clients is now available on the Hardware Compatibility List. Tables display the compatible peripherals and third-party components, including smart card, printing, monitor, and USB devices.
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17 Apr 2009
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What's New on BigAdmin [21701]
As of April 16th, 2009

OpenSolaris 2008.11 Device Drivers Now on BigAdmin

Device and Third-party Device Driver Reference Lists are available for the Solaris and OpenSolaris Operating Systems. Hardware lists include both device drivers that have been tested, and those not certified by the Sun Hardware Certification Test Suite. The x86 device support lists include PCI ID, driver, type, and vendor, categorized by OS release.

Sun Storage J4400 Array as Disk Storage With Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL Database

Thomas Hanvey (Sun Microsystems) and Paddy Sreenivasan (Zmanda) show how to quickly configure and deploy ZRM for MySQL. In this scenario, ZRM is running on a Sun Fire X4200 M2 server with the Solaris 10 8/07 OS. For more information on using Zmanda with Sun gear, see the BigAdmin blog (http://blogs.sun.com/bigadmin/entry/using_sun_storage_j4400_array).
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