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11 Jun 2007
Stretched Clusters: Eliminating the Need for Disaster Recovery
Benefits of WAN-based Clusters

A white paper by John Vossler, a UNIX and Linux infrastructure consultant, presents a case study of designing two sites for a cluster to prevent loss of function of the cluster in case of a disaster. The paper outlines selecting a co-location hosting company with sites in different cities, setting up the Ethernet and SAN network connections, and how the Sun hardware and Cisco switches were set up and connected.
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12 Jun 2007
ZFS Rated as "Far Superior"
InfoWorld Test Center Review

Paul Venezia posted a review of the Solaris ZFS on the InfoWorld Test Center in which he stated that after he started working with ZFS, "one thing became clear: the file system of the next 10 years will either be ZFS or something extremely similar. The fluidity, the malleability, and the scalability of ZFS far surpass anything available now on any platform."
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11 Jun 2007
Demonstration of Sun's Systems Management Technologies
See N1 System , Solaris Containers, Sun Connection and More at Work

Sun demonstrated its systems management technologies during the 2007 JavaOne Conference held last month in San Francisco. In his blog, Steve Stelting with Sun described this demonstration that illustrated remote administration with groups of servers that performed infrastructure, test and production jobs.
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11 Jun 2007
Solaris Container Manager 3.6.1 Enhancements
Offers Updates to Zone Management, Alarm Function and Search Feature

Solaris Container Manager 3.6.1 software provides zone management enhancements, such as zone rename, move, clone and migration, which are further enhanced when using Solaris 10 11/06 Operating System (Solaris OS). This software release also includes alarm functionality enhancements and search feature.
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12 Jun 2007
Solaris 10 ZFS Administration Course
From Creating a Storage Pool to Emulated Volumes and More

If you read Paul Venezia's InfoWorld review of Solaris ZFS (article [18234]) and want to learn how to use the file system, this course will fill that need. Course number VC-SA-229-S10 "Solaris 10 ZFS Administration" shows you how to set up, configure, administer and manage this file system.
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11 Jun 2007
How to Format USB Disks in Solaris Operating System
Brief Tip

Sun blogger Eric Shobe posted a how-to article on his site that explains how to format USB disks in the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).
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