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Partners
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Schwartz Looking to Boost Channel Resources
New and Unconventional Strategies Part of Sun's Growth Plans
Sun CEO and President Jonathan Schwartz is looking to boost the company's partnering efforts. He identified IT vendors and hosted service providers as rich sources for Sun product sales and increasingly important players in the channel.
Sun's Identity Management and SAP GRC Integrated Solution
Provides Automated, Cross App/Platform Solution for Continuous Compliance
The Sun Java System Identity Management Suite is being teamed with SAP's Virsa Access Enforcer to help businesses maintain automated continuous compliance with both external government regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley, and internal corporate security policies.
Solaris 10 OS on x64 Platforms to Support SAP Business Solutions
Includes mySAP Business Suite and SAP NetWeaver Platform
Support for mySAP Business Suite applications and the SAP NetWeaver platform will be extended for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) to run on the x64 platform. The complete SAP business solutions applications stack will run on the Solaris 10 OS on the x64 platform.
Sun and Orange Combining Resources in Java ME Development
To Help Streamline Application Delivery of Mobile Devices

Sun and mobile communications company Orange will be combining their resources in Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) application development to deliver a Best Practice Design Guidelines document intended to help developers and the community create applications that require fewer versions to run on more handsets.

Bell Canada Selects Sun-Nominum Solution
For Quick Deployment of New IP Services for Customers

Communications provider Bell Canada has selected a joint Sun-Nominum solution to build a next-generation services infrastructure that is designed to give the company unmatched Domain Name System (DNS) performance and resiliency - ultimately providing a foundation for quick deployment of new IP services to customers.

Sun Named as SOA Partner for AdminServer
Will Offer Insurers Policy Administration System Based on Standards

Sun has been selected as a service-oriented architecture partner for insurance system provider AdminServer. Computer Business Review reported that the AdminServer suite is seeking to be certified on the Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite (Java CAPS) and run on the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) as part of this partnership.

Software
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Sun Management Center 3.6.1 Available for Download
Solaris 10 Local Zone Just One of this Update's Newest Features
Sun Weblogger Meik Langwald is disseminating information on the latest Sun Management Center download, version 3.6.1, that comes with bug fixes, enhancements and new features. Langwald points out his favorites and offers readers links to other resources relevant to this product and its update.
"Minimizing Memory Usage for Creating Application Subprocesses"
For Solaris OS Applications

Greg Nakhimovsky's Sun Developer Network article explains how a Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) application with large memory requirements can effectively create a subprocess without unduly running out of memory or creating a deadlock.

Key Features of OpenSolaris
DTrace and Zones Resources

Learn more about the features of OpenSolaris from resources by Brendan Gregg. Some of the features covered include Basic Audit Reporting Tool (BART), the DTrace analysis tool, gcc, kernel, Kstat, zones and more.

StarOffice 8 Deemed "Smart Choice" by Smart Computing
A Worthy Competitor in the Enterprise Marketplace

Sun's StarOffice 8 was awarded Smart Computing's "Smart Choice" for offering the enterprise marketplace a worthy competitor to Microsoft's Office Suite. In a recent article, Smart Computing profiled alternative office suites, including StarOffice 8, that offer budget-minded home and small-office computer users a wide range of features at a modest price.

Add Your System or Components to Solaris OS Hardware Compatibility List
Submitters of Qualifying Hardware May Receive Wardrobe Prizes
The Solaris OS Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) contains systems and peripherals which are compatible with the UNIX operating system. Currently, there are 545 x64/x86 systems and 636 components listed. Any user or hardware vendor can submit items they have tested to the HCL, and now under a special Sun promotion, receive multiple wardrobe prizes once a component or system has been approved.
Servers
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CoolThreads Try and Buy Application Resources
User Finds Savings in Scalability, Power Consumption, Consolidation
The sub-headline on Sun's CoolThreads Try-and-Buy Application Resources must have caught the eye of Thomas Rampelberg and Jason J.W. Williams, director of development and COO/CTO, respectively, of DigiTar: "5X the Performance using 1/5 Pin 1/4 the Space." No wonder Rampelberg and Williams read on. Little wonder, too, that they adopted the Sun Fire T2000 server at DigiTar.
SPEC Explores Energy Metrics for Servers
First Standards Report Expected in Early 2007
The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) has formed the SPEC Power-Performance Committee, which is charged with developing standard methods and metrics for comparing energy use by server-class computers. The non-profit SPEC includes among its members such businesses as AMD, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, IBM and Sun Microsystems.
Four GB DDR1/400 DIMMS for the Sun Fire V40z
Enables Maximum Memory Configurations Up to 64 GB

The Sun Fire V40z server now has a 4GB DDR1/400 DIMM available for upgrades of the system. This new DIMM can provide maximum memory configurations of up to 64 GB. General availability date for this component is May 29, 2006.

Sun Extends Last Order Date of non-ROHS Netra 440 1.6 GHz Systems
Gives Users Additional Month to Transition to RoHS-Compliant System

Sun has announced a second last-order-date extension for the Netra 440 non-RoHS 1.6 GHz system, previously extended to June 1, 2006. The new last order date is now June 30, 2006, allowing customers further time to transition to the Netra 440 RoHS system.

Top10
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Top Ten Articles for Last 4 Issues
Vol 99 Issue 1, 2, 3 and 4

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 each of the last three issues. The Web version of this article lists the top 10 articles for each of the last four issues. The top articles for the three most recent issues were:

  • 99.4: Sun Desktop Manager 1.0 Installation & Configuration Guide [16394]
  • 99.3: Guide to Managing Solaris ZFS in Solaris 10 Containers [16355]
  • 99.2: Sun Fire T2000 Server's Database Performance [16372]
  • 99.1: Updates Announced for Solaris OS [16302]
    Sysadmin
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    Solaris ZFS Administration Guide
    A How-to for Setting Up, Managing Solaris Zettabyte File Systems
    Users seeking to set up and manage Solaris ZFS will find all the help they need in the new "Solaris ZFS Administration Guide." The guide, which is intended for users experienced in using the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) or another UNIX version, provides information for both SPARC and x86-based systems.
    CoolThreads Selection Tool
    Assessing Applications as Candidates for Migration

    The CoolThreads Selection Tool (cooltst) is a predictive tool that assesses the impact of certain processes on the Sun Fire T2000 and Sun Fire T1000 servers, warning of instances when migrating a system's workload may be inadvisable. Robert Lane and Zenon Fortuna discuss cooltst in their Sun BigAdmin article "CoolThreads Selection Tool."

    Resource Web Page on System Administration Documentation
    Links to Sun Documentation and Information
    The OpenSolaris Web site is hosting a web page of hotlinked System Administration Documentation, which may be handy to have bookmarked. The following is a list of the topics found on that page and a link directly to this resource site.
    Testing the Sun Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture
    Measuring Reliability, Scalability and Versatility in HLR Applications

    Neeraj Gupta discusses the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA), a new series of specifications targeted at requirements for the next generation of carrier grade communications equipment, in his paper "Enabling High Performance HLR Solutions." The author demonstrates how ATCA solutions provide a high performance platform that addresses some of the key issues faced by Home Location Register (HLR) operators.

    Sun Desktop Manager Tutorial
    Step-by-step Guide to Set Up

    Willem van Schaik's tutorial demonstrates how to set up a simple Sun Desktop Manager configuration based on the Sun Java Enterprise System Directory Server, version 5.2. The pdf and an example LDIF file are both downloadable from the Sun BigAdmin Web site.

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