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23 May 2012
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How to Get Started Configuring Your Network in Oracle Solaris 11 [26377]
Changes bring a more consistent and integrated experience

With changes in implementation and the names of network interfaces and the commands and methods for administering and configuring them, the Oracle Solaris 11 network architecture is significantly different from previous releases of Oracle Solaris. Andrew Walton's article describes some of the new features for basic Oracle Solaris 11 network configuration and shows how to use them to add a new system to a simple but typical corporate network. His instructions cover both manual and automatic network configuration. Walton recommends that administrators use network configuration profiles to simplify complex configurations and apply them as a single unit of change.
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18 May 2012
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Solaris and IPv6: Is Solaris Compliant? [26311]
UNH Testing Results Indicate Yes

While he concedes the impossibility of knowing the status of all Oracle products, Jim Laurent points out that it is a matter of record that Solaris 10 and 11 have undergone testing by UNH Interoperability IPv6 test facility. The results are posted at theUNH site. UNH has also tested Oracle Linux and found it fully compatible with Red Hat Linux 5 and 6, which have also been tested by UNH, according to Laurent.
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08 Mar 2012
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Cheatsheet for Configuring the Networking in Solaris 11 [25629]
No More Editing Files; Just Use CLI-based Tools

Joerg Moellenkamp shares a cheatsheet for configuring the networking in Solaris 11 in a recent post. In doing so he remarks that improvements in Solaris 11 have made network configuration easier since one need no longer edit files but instead can use CLI-based tools to change file parameters. Further, he writes, the use of SMF makes determining when changes become active clear. Step by step, then, he shows the code involved in configuring networking in the OS, and he shows how it can be done both manually and automatically.
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24 Feb 2012
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InfiniBand Building Blocks [25513]
Understanding the Configuration of Harware and Software in Oracle's Engineered Systems

The InfiniBand technology underlying Oracle's Engineered Systems prompts a post from Neeraj Gupta, who focuses on the configuration inside a rack involving two servers interconnected by InfiniBand leaf switches. He also discusses the IB software, especially Subnet Manager, that the configuration calls for. Gupta illustrates his post with screen shots and code samples.
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17 Feb 2012
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How to Script Oracle Solaris 11 Zones Creation for a Network-In-a-Box Configuration [25444]
Virtualize Entire Network Topologies of Servers, Routers, Switches, and Firewalls

Oracle Solaris 11 provides new networking features for network virtualization, writes Jeff McMeekin in his post on network virtualization, showing how to take server virtualization to the next level by providing the ability to virtualize entire network topologies of servers, routers, switches, and firewalls all running on a single platform and requiring no additional investment in networking hardware. According to McMeekin network virtualization can be used for a variety of purposes, from prototyping, to developing and testing, to service deployment. The author focuses on scripting the creation of Oracle Solaris Zones with an emphasis on network configuration.
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17 Feb 2012
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A Look at the Switches Inside Oracle's Engineered Systems [25452]
Both InfiniBand and Ethernet

The switches typically inside Oracle integrated engineered systems are the subject of a post by Neeraj Gupta, who provides a detailed look at both the InfiniBand switches (Sun Oracle 36-port InfiniBand Switch and Sun Oracle InfiniBand Gateway Switch) and the Cisco Catalyst 4948 Switch. He further discusses the varieties of InfiniBand switches -- spine and leaf switches -- noting the applications each can be put to. Gupta next considers the build out of InfiniBand connectivity and topology and concludes with a brief consideration of overall network design.
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