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What's New in the Solaris 9 OE 9/02 Update Release
Development Tools and System Performance Enhancements
Several new features in the Solaris 9 Operating Environment
(Solaris OE) update 9/02 include an IP quality-of-service feature, an
updated version of the routing information protocol, packet tunneling and
memory placement optimization.
Introducing the Sun ONE Portal Server 6.0
Web-based Training Course Designed for Netscape Browsers
"Introduction to Sun ONE Portal Server 6.0" is a course that provides
students with background knowledge on the portal technology and product
architecture, emphasizing the differences between Portal 3.0 and 6.0.
The course walks students through the installation and configuration of
the product and instructs them in basic administration tasks. (The
Sun ONE Portal Server was formerly the iPlanet Portal Server.)
Upgrade to Sun ONE Studio 4 update 1, Enterprise Edition for Java and Save
Special Discount Available to Select Customers
There is now a special upgrade discount available on Sun ONE Studio
4, Enterprise Edition for Java, update 1. Users who own Sun ONE
Studio 3.0, Enterprise Edition, a fully licensed Forte Developer
product, the iPlanet Developer Pack (which was recently renamed the
Sun ONE Developer Pack), specific products from
Borland, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle or WebGain, or who have taken any
five-day developer course (classroom only) through Sun Educational
Services, are entitled to a discount on Sun ONE Studio 4 update 1,
Enterprise Edition for Java.
Overview of Sun ONE Message Queue Software Performance Tuning
Performance Aspects Evaluated
Sun ONE Message Queue software, a middleware technology that
provides support for reliable messaging between applications,
implements the Java Message Service (JMS) API technology standard.
Application developers use this technology in their programs to send
messages to other applications. Performance tuning is an iterative
process of both developing an application that uses Sun ONE Message
Queue software and configuring the software system to meet performance
Enter the Sun ONE Starter Kit Sweepstakes
Win a Digital Camera, DVD PalmTheater or a Sun Cobalt Qube 3 Appliance
The Sun ONE Starter Kit Sweepstakes offers entrants the chance to
win one of several prizes, including a Fujifilm Finepix 30i Digital 2
Megapixel Camera, a Panasonic DVD-LV57 Palmtheater or a Sun Cobalt
Qube 3 appliance. Entries must be received prior to March 7,
Solaris Operating Environment 09/02 Release End-of-Software-Support Announcement
Features Removed, Release Notes on Installation Problems and More
The Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE)
end-of-software-support announcements have been updated for the Solaris
9 OE 09/02 release. Features removed from the Solaris 9 OE include
AnswerBook2 Server software, ATOK8 Japanese Input Method,
and the crash Utility.
Sun StorEdge Instant Image 3.0 Software and Oracle8i Databases
Best Practices by Art Licht
Sun Storage Technology Engineer Art Licht outlines some best practices
for the point-in-time (PIT), non-intrusive backup of Oracle8i databases
using Sun StorEdge Instant Image 3.0 software. He also presents a
method for repurposing PIT Oracle8i data for parallel business
Sun, Hitachi, IBM and VERITAS Plan Interoperable Storage Products
Vendors Adopt SNIA Specifications for SAN-based Storage Management
Sun, Hitachi, IBM and VERITAS have jointly committed to supporting the
standards for Storage Area Network (SAN)-based storage management of
the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA). As part of this effort,
the companies are planning to introduce CIM/WBEM-based products in calendar
X-option Arrays for the Sun StorEdge 3900 and 6900 Series
Arrays Offer Easy Way to Expand Capacity
Sun is announcing x-option arrays for the Sun StorEdge 3900 and
6900 series, providing users of these midrange storage systems with an
easy way to add capacity. These x-option array part numbers are in line
with the current factory-built (ATO) array part numbers, which were
announced on January 8, 2002. These x-option array part numbers are as
follows: XTBEA-N2-655 (36GB/10K), XTBEA-N2-1321 (73GB/10K), XTBEA-N2-S655
(36GB/15K), and XTBEA-N2-Q3240 (181GB/7200).
JNI Native Host Bus Adapters for Sun StorEdge 9900 Series
Old Product, New Part Number for Improved Customer Support
Sun is preparing to transition the current XT8 Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)
off its price list in Q2FY03. Replacing the transitioned product are the
same six JNI HBAs with new part numbers and the native JNI driver for DAS
and SAN connectivity with the Sun StorEdge 9900 series. No other Sun
StorEdge products are supported by these HBAs.
Sun StorEdge D240 Media Tray Servertop-to-Rackmount Conversion Kit
Rackmount Existing Servertop Media Trays
Sun has announced the availability of the Sun StorEdge D240 media
tray servertop-to-rackmount conversion rail kit. The kit allows
rackmounting of existing servertop media tray configurations and is
supported on the following Sun Fire servers: 280R, 3800, 4800, 4810
Education and Research
Training Options from Sun Educational Services
Sun Employs Multiple Training, Education Strategies for Users
With more than 250 authorized training centers in more than 60
countries, Sun Educational Services meets the training needs of nearly
half a million students each year. IDC named Sun one of the top five
worldwide IT education and training providers in 2001.
Grid Computing Community of Interest
Explore Cluster Computing and HPTC
The Grid Computing Community of Interest, available on the Sun Web
site, offers those interested in grid computing a useful focus for
exploration of the High Performance Technical Computing (HPTC)
architecture and its trends. View white papers, news and profiles of
organizations that use grids to deliver computing power and high data
flow to multiple departments, projects and business partners.
Sun Solutions Power the National Education Association's Web Project
Sun Open Net Enviornment Platform Enables Teachers to Collaborate on Net
Sun has contributed Sun hardware and Sun Open Net Environment
(Sun ONE) technology valued at
more than $250,000 to the National Education Association (NEA), which
will be used to power and manage the NEA's content management system
project. The contribution comprises four Sun Fire V880 servers, a
Sun Blade 100 workstation, Solaris PC Netlink software, the Solaris
8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and VERITAS Volume Manager.
"Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, Second Edition"
By Danny Goodman
A favorite of Web content developers since its first release, "Dynamic
HTML: The Definitive Reference, Second Edition" by Danny Goodman
contains all the knowledge needed to create sensible single- and
cross-platform Web applications. The new edition has been updated to
cover the latest specifications, including HTML 4.01, XHTML, CSS Level
browsers--Internet Explorer 6 (Windows), Internet Explorer 5.1
(Macintosh), Netscape Navigator 6 and 7, and Mozilla 1.0.
O'Reilly Book on Mozilla Development Framework
Creating Cross-Platform Applications
"Creating Applications with Mozilla," a new O'Reilly release, introduces
application developers to the Mozilla cross-platform development
framework. The guide includes step-by-step instruction and examples of
existing applications, information on modular development and
application packaging, as well discussions of advanced topics such as
UI enhancement, localization and remote distribution.
"Java 3D Programming" by Daniel Selman
Covering Design, Geometry Creation and More
The Java 3D API renders interactive 3-D graphics using the Java
programming language. Daniel Selman's book "Java 3D Programming"
helps programmers decide whether the Java 3D API is the right API to use.
It also covers user interface design, geometry creation, scene manipulation
and final optimizations.
"Beginning Java 2 SDK 1.4 Edition"
by Ivor Horton
Author Ivor Horton covers everything the beginning programmer needs to
know to program with the Java programming language and the 1.4
Java Development Kit (JDK) in his book "Beginning Java 2 SDK
1.4 Edition." The book guides you through building an example
application called Sketcher, a simple drawing tool.
What's New in Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition v 1.4.1?
Bug Fixes, Java Virtual Machine, Java Plug-in
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE), Version
1.4.1, builds on the cross-platform support and robust security model
of Java technology with new features and functionality, enhanced
performance and scalability and improved reliability and
serviceability. Version 1.4.1 advances rich client application
development and provides the foundation for standards-based,
interoperable Web Services.
Java Web Start 1.2 Software
What's New, Different and Improved
John Zukowski explores release 1.4.1 of
the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE), which includes
and supports a new version of Java Web Start software, release
1.2. He cites as improvements the one-click download feature for Microsoft Windows users,
the customizable splash icons and the additional encoding support possible
with the new release.
The Java HotSpot Virtual Machine, v 1.4.1
Technical White Paper
Both client and server versions of Java HotSpot virtual machine
v1.4.1 feature a number of improvements that enable developers to
create more demanding applications in less time. Java HotSpot
technology provides the foundation for the Java 2 Platform, Standard
Edition (J2SE ) version 1.4.1 software, which is available for
Microsoft Windows, Linux and the Solaris Operating Environment
(Solaris OE), as well as other platforms through Java technology
Understanding Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition Application Models
By Eric Giguere
The application model defines how an application is managed and how
management responsibilities are divided between the application and the
underlying system. The Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME)
currently supports the traditional, the applet, the midlet and the xlet
application models. Eric Giguere describes each of them.