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22 Apr 2015
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Oracle Solaris Development Initiative [42107]
By Mike Mulkey

Mike Mulkey blogs, "ISV developers take note, this is even better than FREE beer!

The majority of Oracle's top enterprise customers run their most mission-critical applications on Oracle Solaris today. Solaris is the vehicle by which Oracle customers leverage the power of the SPARC microprocessor - - delivering world-record performance, maximum scalability, and continuous reliable service.

There are 113 examples of this on the Oracle customer & partner success portal. Take a look!..."
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16 Apr 2015
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Solaris Swift All In One [41994]
Set up a Swift storage service on single standalone Solaris OS useful for development

Jim Kremer writes, "I'm going to talk about my favorite Swift which is an object store that is part of OpenStack.

What I'll show is how I set up a Swift storage service on single standalone Solaris OS useful for development. There is already OpenStack Swift documentation that shows how to do this for many OSes but Solaris documentation is missing. The Swift instance will store all of its data in a single ZFS filesystem. Redundancy is assumed to be supplied by the ZFS filesystem so this example only requires one copy for all Swift data objects.

One advantage of storing data on ZFS is that you will get all the ZFS features including compression, encryption, snapshots and clones..."
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31 Mar 2015
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Locality Group Observability on Solaris [41670]
Modern multi-socket servers exhibit NUMA characteristics

Giri Mandalika writes, "Modern multi-socket servers exhibit NUMA characteristics that may hurt application performance if ignored. On a NUMA system (Non-uniform Memory Access), all memory is shared between/among processors. Each processor has access to its own memory - local memory - as well as memory that is local to another processor -- remote memory. However the memory access time (latency) depends on the memory location relative to the processor. A processor can access its local memory faster than the remote memory, and these varying memory latencies play a big role in application performance..."
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26 Mar 2015
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The "New to Solaris Development Forum" Has Moved [41553]
Now under the Application Development in C, C++, and Fortran space

Rick Ramsey reports that, "The New to Solaris Development Forum brought over from Sun Microsystems is still pretty active. It used to live in the Oracle Solaris space, but we just moved it under the Application Development in C, C++, and Fortran space.

We did this for two reasons:

  • To create a dedicated space for systems developers.
  • To reflect the fact Oracle Solaris Studio is an IDE for Oracle Linux as well as Oracle Solaris applications.

If you haven't been on the Forums in a while, you might not know about the changes we've made to them. Quite a few, actually..."
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10 Mar 2015
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Maintaining Configuration Files in Solaris 11.2 [41314]
By Jeff Victor

Jeff Victor writes, "Have you used Solaris 11 and wondered how to maintain customized system configuration files? In the past, and on other Unix/Linux systems, maintaining these configuration files was fraught with peril: extra bolt-on tools are needed to track changes, verify that inappropriate changes were not made, and fix them when something broke them.

A combination of features added to Solaris 10 and 11 address those problems. This blog entry describes the current state of related features, and demonstrates the method that was designed and implemented to automatically deploy and track changes to configuration files, verify consistency, and fix configuration files that 'broke.' Further, these new features are tightly integrated with the Solaris Service Management Facility introduced in Solaris 10 and the packaging system introduced in Solaris 11..."
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06 Mar 2015
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5 Steps for Installing Oracle Database 12c on Oracle Solaris 11 [41198]
By Rick Ramsey

Rick writes, "You can install and run Oracle Database 12c on different platforms, but if you install it on an Oracle Solaris 11 zone, you can take advantage of these capabilities:

  • Isolation
  • Independently Managed and Autonomous Environments
  • Distinctive Identity
  • Easy Database Instance Migration
  • Hard Partitioning

Ginny Henningsen and Glynn Foster from the Oracle Solaris product management team wrote down the simplest instructions for installing Oracle Database 12c in an Oracle Solaris 11 non-global zone, including how to implement hard partitioning.

Tech Article: 5 Steps to Installing Oracle Database 12c on Oracle Solaris 11 by Ginny Henningsen and Glynn Foster
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