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24 Jan 2013
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Improvements in Image Packaging System for Oracle Solaris 11 a Welcome Change [29487]
Tightly Integrated, Single-tier Packaging/ Patching Architecture Eases Administrative Tasks

The Image Packaging System (IPS) for Oracle Solaris 11 is a single tier packaging architecture that replaces the previous SVR4-based dual tier packaging and patching architecture. Gerry Haskins sees it as a stellar element of the OS, leveraging ZFS Root (/), Boot Environments, SMF, Zones, and other Solaris technologies. Monthly consolidated bug fix Support Repository Updates (SRUs) now provide a regular predictable cadence of bug fix release baselines, greatly simplifying patch management. In his overview of the IPS Haskins identifies a number of the more common Solaris 11 / IPS issues that he, as a novice user, has encountered in since the release.
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17 Jan 2013
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A Procedure for Migrating Zones on Shared Storage [29380]
Jeff Victor Advises Against Use in Production Environments

Zones on Shared Storage (ZOSS) enables users to store Oracle Solaris Zones on shared storage, Jeff Victor posts, so that users can perform quick and easy migration of a zone from one system to another. He offers the caution that the ability to use ZOSS to store a zone on a local disk is very useful for a lab environment, but not so useful for production, advising his readers not to regularly move disk drives among computers. Victor presents the nine steps in his migration procedure and includes the commands and outputs for each of them.
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11 Jan 2013
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Report on the Status of the Solaris 11.1 FIPS 140-2 Evaluation Process [29268]
Darren Moffatt Advises the Outcome will be Some Time in Coming

Darren Moffatt posts an outline of the FIPS 140-2 evaluation process for Solaris 11.1. He notes that Solaris 11.1 has just recently been granted CAVP certificates by NIST, which is the first formal step in getting a FIPS 140-2 certification. He adds that it will be some months yet before the results of the CMVP (FIPS 140-2) evaluation will be available, however, because of the multiple certificates for each algorithm to cover the cases of SPARC and x86 both with and without hardware acceleration from the CPU. His post includes links to references pertaining to the several aspects of the evaluation process.
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11 Jan 2013
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Upgrading an Oracle Solaris 11 Repository with 11.1 Packages [29269]
Two Options: pkgrecv or Downloading Repository Image File

It takes 12 steps in the procedure Rick Ramsey outlines to upgrade an Oracle Solaris 11 Repository with 11.1 Packages. His instructions assume users already have a local Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 IPS package repository that they want to update by adding Oracle Solaris 11.1 packages. He provides two options: using the pkgrecv command or downloading a repository image file and tailors the procedure to accommodate both. Reader Tim Foster registers a preference for using pkgrecv because, he writes, it requires much less work than downloading the repository and performing the necessary manual steps.
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04 Jan 2013
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Accelerate Oracle DB Startup and Shutdown with Solaris 11 vmtasks [29182]
Solaris 11.1 Feature Benefits all Applications Requiring Fast Access to Shared Memory

Solaris 11.1 includes a number of new features, one of which, vmtasks, evoked the most interest from the Solaris user group to which Orgad Kimchi presented a review of the new release and provides a link to the slide deck. vmtasks, Kimchi reported, accelerates such shared memory operations as creation locking and destruction, thereby optimizing system uptime because Oracle DB startup and shutdown are much faster. According to Kimchi every application requiring fast access to shared memory can benefit from this feature.
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04 Jan 2013
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Accelerate Oracle DB Startup and Shutdown with Solaris 11 vmtasks [29182]
Solaris 11.1 Feature Benefits all Applications Requiring Fast Access to Shared Memory

Solaris 11.1 includes a number of new features, one of which, vmtasks, evoked the most interest from the Solaris user group to which Orgad Kimchi presented a review of the new release and provides a link to the slide deck. vmtasks, Kimchi reported, accelerates such shared memory operations as creation locking and destruction, thereby optimizing system uptime because Oracle DB startup and shutdown are much faster. According to Kimchi every application requiring fast access to shared memory can benefit from this feature.
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