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Service Solutions from Sun
Consulting, Training and Support

As part of your team, Sun will work with you in a variety of ways to build and maintain a flexible, open systems architecture that lets you optimize the benefits of your systems environment through the following programs: Sun Services, Sun Professional Services program, Sun Educational Services, Sun Support Services and Sun Remote Services.

    Lease or Purchase? Questions to Consider
    Sun Microsystems Finance Options

    Sun Microsystems Finance offers a variety of financing options to meet your needs, such as equipment leasing and/or purchasing. Points to consider when deciding to lease or purchase include evaluating if your needs are long term or short term.

      Sun's Strategy in Grid Computing
      By Cindee Mock

      Grid computing is a hot technology for enabling Web Services, and when implemented optimally, can lead to a lower total cost of ownership by significantly increasing the utilization of existing resources. Sun has developed a straightforward strategy to help customers launch compute grids quickly and inexpensively. Through the Grid Engine Project, Sun makes available the Sun Grid Engine software source code, documentation and binaries as a free download.

      Java Technology
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      MIDP Canvas Repainting Tech Tip
      by Eric Giguere

      Software developer Eric Giguere provides tips for the canvas painting feature. He covers how to control when the drawing appears, calling the code from the canvas' paint method and dealing with animation.

      Developing Multilingual Wireless Java Applications
      by Qusay H. Mahmoud

      Qusay H. Mahmoud's article "Developing Multilingual Wireless Java Applications" focuses on an internationalization technique available to wireless developers. It demonstrates how to create new devices for the Java 2 Platform, Mobile Edition (J2ME) Wireless Toolkit, allowing you to customize the device emulator for your locale. Mahmoud's technical tip shows you how to create a new device so you can display text in multiple natural languages.

      Java Media Framework API and Capturing Images from Webcams
      Sun Technology Evangelist Simon Ritter

      Sun Technology Evangelist Simon Ritter discusses Java Media Framework API combined with the Java 2D API and servlet APIs to deliver pictures from a Webcam to a Web browser in his two EvangCentral tech articles. The first article is titled, Image Capture From Webcams using the Java Media Framework API, and the second is the Java Technology Powered Network Webcam. Each has code samples.

      Events
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      Accelerate Java Technology Development with Sun ONE and ColdFusion MX
      September Seminars in Austin and Kansas City

      Macromedia ColdFusion MX for Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) combines the rapid server scripting environment of ColdFusion MX with the reliability and scalability of the Sun ONE platform. There are two upcoming seminars designed to provide a complete overview of how to use ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE to accelerate Java technology development initiatives, beginning with how ColdFusion and Java technology work together.

      Servers
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      Server Administration Learning Path
      Courses

      The server management courseware in the Server Administration Learning Path provides enterprise server administrators with skills in server management through Sun Management Center software, Solaris Resource Manager software, Solaris Bandwidth Manager software, Sun Grid Engine software and Planning for an Internet Data Center.

      Sun Certified Engineer for the Sun ONE Directory Server
      Certification Information

      The Sun Certified Engineer for Sun ONE Directory Server 5.x (formerly iPlanet Directory Server) is recommended for professionals who design, deploy, configure, administer and troubleshoot the Sun ONE Directory Server 5.x for enterprise-level solutions with up to 5-10 million users.

      Storage
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      Sun StorEdge Resource Management Suite Software
      Best Practices White Paper

      The white paper "Storage Management Best Practices with Sun StorEdge Resource Management Suite" provides a list of storage management practices and describes how Sun StorEdge Resource Management Suite software can play a role in these practices.

        Sun StorEdge Availability Suite 3.1 L10N Software
        Documentation Translation

        Sun StorEdge Availability Suite 3.1 L10N software was made available on August 15, 2002, and includes documentation in five languages -- Japanese, Korean, French, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. Sun StorEdge Availability Suite software 3.1 L10N creates more language options for customers by expanding the opportunities for the solution to be understood and used more easily beyond Sun's English-speaking markets.

        Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Additional Software Support
        And SVP High Reliability Support Kit

        There are several software enhancements and a new hardware option now available for the Sun StorEdge 9980, 9970, 9960 and 9910 systems. These include Sun StorEdge 9900 ShadowImage Extension -- Logical Volume Divider (LVD), Sun StorEdge 9900 LDEV Guard software, Sun StorEdge 9900 Priority Access software (formerly Sun StorEdge Priority Port Control software) and Sun StorEdge 9900 SVP High Reliability Kit.

        Sun StorEdge Configuration Service Software 1.0 for Sun StorEdge T3 Arrays
        Eases Configuration and Reduces Error

        Sun StorEdge Configuration Service software 1.0 for the Sun StorEdge T3 array is a new addition to the Sun StorEdge software family leveraging the Storage ONE architecture. Sun StorEdge Configuration Service software delivers business value to customers by providing them with a centralized, Web-based management platform which simplifies storage and IT operations. It discovers, monitors and configures the Sun StorEdge T3 array from a single management console.

        Transition of Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Software V. 2.0 and 2.1
        And Introduction of Sun StorEdge 9900 HiCommand Device Manager Software Version 2.1

        Sun is transitioning the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand software versions 2.0 and 2.1 with the introduction of Sun StorEdge 9900 HiCommand Device Manager software version 2.1. Sun is also transitioning select Sun StorEdge 9900 Dynamic Link Manager Software Parts. Sun StorEdge HiCommand 9900 Device Manager 2.1 was designed to significantly increase the productivity of storage administrators by as much as 10 to 20 times over levels achieved with previous versions of Sun StorEdge 9900 HiCommand software.

        Sun StorEdge Availability Suite Software
        License Price Reduction

        Sun has reduced the price of the Sun StorEdge Availability Suite 1 TB License (including the Educational 1 TB License) by approximately 60 percent. The repricing is dictated by competitive conditions in the host-based replication market. Sun's solution enables customers to install the suite onto many servers, as opposed to multiple server-license requirements.

        Successful Storage Consolidation at FIZ Karlsruhe
        Providing Scientific and Technical Databases

        Fachinformationszentrum (FIZ) Karlsruhe has consolidated its storage onto two Sun StorEdge 9960 systems, which provide storage for databases that are accessed by many Sun Fire servers and Sun Enterprise servers, as well as an IBM mainframe computer. The Sun StorEdge 9960 systems replaced IBM ESS (Shark) storage and made new direct-attach Sun storage unnecessary. In the new storage solution's first four months of production use, it has delivered 100 percent continuous availability and substantially improved ease of manageability.

        Developer
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        Sun Linux 5.0 Operating System -- Developer Overview
        FAQs

        The Sun Linux 5.0 operating system is a unique, fully supported Linux distribution on the Sun LX50 server platform. "Sun Linux 5.0 -- Developer Overview" is a document providing answers to frequently asked questions about the Sun Linux 5.0 Operating System and is available on the Solaris Developer Connection Web site.

        Sun ONE Middleware Professional Development Path
        Sun ONE Application Server 6.0 Developer Certification

        The Sun Certified Developer for Sun ONE Application Server 6.0 provides the foundation for delivering enterprise-class application services and Web Services. Sun Certified Developer for Sun ONE Application Server 6.0 is for architects and developers who are using Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technology to develop, deploy and run applications on Sun ONE Application Server 6.0.

        Cache OCI Calls to Improve Oracle Performance
        On the Solaris Operating Environment

        Nagendra Nagarajayya's technical article covers performance benefits that result from making use of the Oracle Call Interface (OCI). The article also includes a workaround that caches contents in memory.

        "Customizing JumpStart Framework for Installation and Recovery"
        Sun BluePrints OnLine

        The August 2002 edition of Sun BluePrints OnLine features a chapter from the book by John S. Howard and Alex Noordergraaf entitled "JumpStart Technology: Effective Use in the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE)."This chapter provides techniques to augment a CD ROM-based installation with the services and behaviors provided by a JumpStart server.

        Sysadmin
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        Solaris 9 Operating Environmnent, Part I Certification Exam
        And Free Web-based Course on New Features in Solaris 9 OE

        Training and resources for learning about the Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) include a free, Web-based course, part I of the certification exam for Sys Admins and the Sun Certification Summit to be held in Colorado in November.

        Linux System Administration Courses
        Focus on System and Network Administration

        Linux System Administration courses available through the Sun Web Learning Center service provide a thorough introduction to Linux core technologies with a focus on system and network administration issues. Offerings include both the Linux Administration Bundle and the Red Hat Bundle.

        Solaris PC NetLink 2.0 Software
        Reduces Costs and Supports Multiple Users

        Don DeVitt's contribution to the August 2002 edition of Sun BluePrints OnLine focuses on best practices that help data center managers meet cost reduction goals in support of multiple users accessing servers through PC clients. DeVitt also discusses new features in Solaris PC NetLink 2.0 software that improve performance and add new options for consolidating Windows NT servers, including the file and print functionality of Windows NT 4.0 domains.

        "Sun's Quality, Engineering and Deployment (QED) Test Train Model"
        Sun BluePrint OnLine Program Article by George Wood

        The 18-page white paper "Sun's Quality, Engineering, and Deployment (QED) Test Train Model," by George Wood explains the why and how of Sun's integration and interoperability testing process. Wood covers integration and interoperability versus functional testing, TPC-C testing, VERITAS test suite and Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) software testing.

        Security Vulnerability in the Network Services Library
        Sun Alert Program Notification, ID number 46122

        A local or remote user may be able to gain unauthorized root privileges due to a type overflow vulnerability in the xdr_array(3NSL) function, which is part of the network services library, libnsl(3LIB), on Solaris Operating Environment (SPARC Platform Edition): 2.5.1, 2.6, 7, 8 and 9 as well as Solaris OE (Intel Platform Edition): 2.5.1, 2.6, 7 and 8. A workaround is available.

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