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Java Technology
How to Calculate Total Memory Footprint When Running Multiple Java Processes
Avoids the Mistake of Counting Shared Memory More Than Once

Steve Bohne has some tips on memory usage of multiple Java processes on Windows in his blog, where he provides code for using to determine the total resident memory footprint. The key, he writes is to sum up the Task Manager Mem Usage numbers for all java[w].exe images and then (and this is the essential part) subtract out all shared memory that's counted more than once using the vadump.exe tool.

Project phoneME Software
How to Create an Advanced Implementation
The phoneME project is designed to encourage using the Java ME platform for mobile handset development by reducing implementation variation, increasing the rate of innovation and enabling new devices to leverage the power of the Java ME platform. There is Feature software and Advanced software. Learn about two Java technology contests, one using phoneME.
Free Whitepaper: Trigence Capsules Extend Solaris 10 Containers
Run Older Solaris Applications Peak Performance in a Solaris 10 Container or Zone
With Trigence AE application virtualization technology, you can now run older Solaris applications at peak performance in Solaris 10 OS. Download the free white paper "Trigence Capsules Extend Solaris 10 Containers" today.
What's New in the Sun Cluster 3.2 Software: Release Notes
New Sun Cluster CLI, New Data Service Configuration Wizards, Integration with Solaris 10 SMF
There's been a lot of talk about Sun Cluster 3.2 software so we went to the source, the release notes, to bring you what's new in 3.2 for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). Read up on the new CLI, easier set up of Oracle RAC within Sun Cluster configurations, new data service configuration wizards and more.
Sun Releases Expanded Solaris OS 11/06 Media Kit
Features Many New Software Products
Sun has released an expanded Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) 11/06 media kit with software that offers a complete enterprise-class solution that includes, in a single kit, media for the 11/06 OS as well as for N1 Management Software and Solaris Cluster, including the new releases of Sun Cluster software.
Sun StorageTek 3510 FC Array Working with Clustering, Migrating Databases
Outstanding Price/Performance

When migrating to a clustered environment, businesses often look to upgrade their storage systems to complete the transformation. Data-centric service company Etagon offers Sun StorageTek solutions to integrate into its customers' IT environments. They also work with Sun partner CDW and created a test environment.

Sears Canada Implements Sun StorageTek Virtual Solutions
Improves Sales and Service Levels, Recaptures Floor Space
Sears Canada has implemented the Sun StorageTek Virtualization Solution enabling consolidation of storage media and devices, more efficient use of backup resources and elimination of costly overruns of backup windows. Batch processing windows have been reduced by up to 83 percent; cartridge media consumption by 75 percent. The company has also saved 9,600 CPU hours per year as a result of the implementation.
Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 107 Issues 3, 4 and 5; Volume 108 Issue 1

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with a list of the most popular articles for the last 4 issues. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 108 Issue 1, were

Top Ten Articles for Vol 108 Issue 1

  • Daylight Savings Time Information for the Solaris Operating System [17628]
  • Register Your Solaris 10 Systems Before February 28, 2007 for Gift [17623]
  • Inaugural Solaris University Challenge Winners Announced [17640]
  • Sun Analyst Summit 2007 Held on Tuesday February 6 [17642]
  • DTrace Course Teaches How to Diagnose Application and System Problems [17608]
  • Enter Your Video in the Java Mobile Application Video Contest [17625]
  • OpenDocument Format Plug-in Application to be Available [17641]
  • Ruby on Rails How-to Article: Build a Simple Web Application [17594]
  • Wireless Service Provider Serves Customers with Sun and Greenplum Data Warehouse Appliance [17639]
  • Get a 60-Day Free Trial of the Sun Fire X2100 M2 Server [17597]
    Determine if the Sun Fire CoolThreads Servers Suit Your Workload with the CoolThreads Selection Tool
    Test for Sun Fire T1000 or Sun Fire T2000 Servers

    If you need to determine if your workload would be best run on a Sun Fire T1000 or Sun Fire T2000 CoolThreads servers, use the "cooltst" a selection tool to screen workloads that are candidates for migration to Sun Fire T2000/T1000 servers.

    Considering the Built-in Utilities ipmitool and ipmievd as Remote Monitoring Tools
    Helps Automate the Sys Admin's Management Tasks
    In his Sun BluePrints Online Sun BluePrints paper "Remote Monitoring of Sun x64 Systems using ipmitool and ipmievd" Eric Markwardt discusses the various means available to sys admins for maintaining numerous managed servers. While he concedes the value (and notes the cost) of several off-the-shelf solutions, he also recommends the use of the open source tools ipmitool and ipmievd to interface with the ILOM, query hardware-related status of local and remote servers, and automatically aggregate events into a centralized log file.
    JDK for Solaris Developer's Guide Lists Enhancements to Java SE 5
    Compatibility with Previous Releases Covered

    The new section of the Solaris Developer Center features documentation for Solaris developers working with the Java Development Kit (JDK). The "JDK for Solaris Developer's Guide" introduces new features and enhancements in the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 5 (Java SE, formerly called J2SE), for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).

    Get Data Protection Without Expensive Commercial Solutions: New O'Reilly Book
    Backup & Recovery for UNIX, Linux, Windows and Mac OS X
    The first edition of the O'Reilly book "Backup & Recovery" by W. Curtis Preston contains revised material from the author's previous book on UNIX backup and recovery. This book covers solutions for UNIX, Linux, Windows and Mac OS X systems.
    Telnet Vulnerability in Solaris 10 and 11 OS
    Disable Telnet on Solaris Systems
    Sun Alert ID 102802 reports a security vulnerability in in.telnetd(1M) daemon shipped with Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) may allow a local or remote unprivileged user who is able to connect to a host using the telnet(1) service to gain unauthorized access to that host.
    Security Vulnerability in Solaris 10 ICMP Handling
    May Allow a System Panic and Result in Denial of Service (DoS)

    Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) is prone to an unspecified remote denial of service vulnerability that resides in the ICMP handling process, according to a SunSolve report (Sun Alert ID: 102697). Only systems that are configured to receive ICMP ping(1M) requests are affected.

    Gupta of Sun Labs Talks About Security
    OpenSSL, EEC and Encryption
    Dr. Vipul Gupta, Sun distinguished engineer, Sun Labs, talked with Jack Germain of TechNewsWorld about security issues such as the importance of encryption, security standards, and more.
    Sun Leaves No Doubt on Commitment to ECC Cryptography
    Seeks to Keep Pace with Industry Needs for Speed and Security
    Sun has confirmed its commitment to elliptic curve cryptography to foster interoperability across multiple platforms, including the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Windows and Linux. The effort is being spearheaded by Sun Labs, Certicom, Microsoft and Red Hat under the ECC Interoperability Forum umbrella. Completion of this undertaking will help ensure that ECC products from these vendors will integrate seamlessly, providing end-to-end security for customers.
    Open Source Tools to Encrypt Data
    Protecting Data from Theft and Companies from Bad Reputations

    Interested in finding out what open source tools will encrypt data? Kerry Thompson, a UNIX and open systems admin, evaluates a few in his article "Backup Encryption" in a recent issue of Sys Admin magazine. Thompson covers OpenSSL, GPG and Amanda.

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