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Java Technology Live Chat: Enterprise JavaBeans 2.1
Aug. 26. 11:00 A.M. PDT/6:00 P.M. GMT

An upcoming Java technology live chat focuses on Enterprise JavaBeans 2.1 (EJB) technology. This latest chat in the series that lets you engage experts on a variety of hot topics in the Java programming language is titled, "Enterprise JavaBeans 2.1" and will focus on the EJB Specification v2.1.

Integrate 2003
September 9-10, Boston, Massachusetts

Integrate 2003 aims to teach attendees about corporate asset strategies, measuring the ROI of IT integration projects and working with system integration problems as budgets diminish. IT executives, managers and decision makers are all invited to attend. Integrate 2003 will be held September 9-10, in Boston. Sun's chief technical officer, Greg Papadopoulos, will present a keynote speech.

An Executive Overview on the Mission-critical IT Infrastructure
Building a Resilient DataCenter: Online Event on September 24

Sun's Clark Masters, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Systems Products, will participate in a discussion titled "An Executive Overview on the Mission-critical IT Infrastructure" with Giga Information Group's Richard Fichera. The discussion will be on September 24, and will focus on how you can affect change in the data center.

Servers
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Sun Fire 4800 Server Six-month Promotion
Price and Configuration Changes

Sun is releasing six new models for the Sun Fire 4800 server on a six-month promotional basis. The new packages aim to simplify Sun's configuration strategy in the mid-range space and are intended to provide existing Sun Fire 4800 server customers with improved price/performance and lower total cost of ownership.

    Sun Alert ID 56000: Frame Manager Service LED
    False Alarm

    Sun recently released Sun Alert ID: 56000 warning users of Sun Fire 3800 servers, Sun Fire 4800 servers, Sun Fire 4810 servers and Sun Fire 6800 servers of a potential Frame Manager Service LED fault. The LED may indicate an error has occurred when no fault actually exists within the frame.

    SunSpectrum Instant Upgrade Part Numbers for Sun Fire 6800 Servers
    For Additional Support of Sun Systems

    Sun has released new SunSpectrum Instant Upgrade (SIU) part numbers for the Sun Fire 6800 server. This new offering benefits customers who need additional support for their Sun systems due to the need for additional services not offered by Sun's standard warranty coverage or the mission critical nature of the customer's IT environment.

      Storage
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      JNI FibreStar HBAs Now Available for Sun StorEdge Open SAN Environments
      2 Gb PCI-X Single and Dual Port Fibre Channel HBAs Fully Compatible with PCI-X Standard

      JNI Corporation's FibreStar HBAs have completed rigorous compatibility and integration testing at Sun Microsystems. These host bus adapters (HBAs) are now on Sun's pricelist and are available for use in all Sun PCI servers operating in Sun StorEdge Open SAN environments. JNI is offering a competitive brief outlining the advantage of JNI HBAs for Sun Open SANs.

      Audi AG Finds Success with Sun SAM-FS
      Storage and Archive Manager File System

      As a manufacturer of high-tech automobiles Audi AG recently needed a fast, scalable data management solution to handle the approximately six terabytes of data the company generates every day. In order to keep their HSM storage system running in the face of capacity bottlenecks, Audi chose Sun SAM-FS (Storage and Archive Manager File System).

      Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI Array Handles the Toughest Environments
      Optimized for Sun's Low-cost Computing Servers

      Demanding workplace environments require an easy-to-use, simple-to-manage, highly flexible storage array platform. The versatile Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI array is a low-profile, ultra-condensed, modular storage array designed for the diverse needs of fast-growing environments. It includes many enterprise-class features and functions such as remote management service.

      Sysadmin
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      Comparison of Linux and Solaris Operating System
      Best Practices for Advanced System Administrators

      The Sun BluePrints OnLine document (August 2003) by regional system support engineer John Cecere of Sun Services provides a quick overview of the Linux operating system and compares and contrasts it with the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). Topics include the software, hardware, kernel, networking and the system components.

      Introductory Course on Crash Dump Analysis and the SunOS Kernel
      Identify and Resolve Basic Solaris Operating System Problems

      The Introduction to Crash Dump Analysis and the SunOS Kernel course provides students with essential skills to diagnose and resolve system problems, beginning with whether a system problem is due to hardware or software. This course (number ST-375) focuses on identifying and resolving basic Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) problems successfully.

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