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31 Mar 2014 How to install solaris 10 branded zone on solaris 11 [35610]
UNIX Arena by Lingeswaran R

"Oracle Solaris 10 allows you to create a Solaris 9 and Solaris 8 as branded zone on SPARC environment and not supported on x86. But oracle Solaris 11 allows you to create Solaris 10 as a branded zone on both SPARC and X86 environments. For your information Solaris 9 and Solaris 8 branded zones are not supported on Solaris 11. So customers are forced to use Oracle Solaris 10 as branded zone or Oracle Solaris 11 now a days. Here we will see how to install oracle Solaris 10 as branded zone on Solaris 11 x86 environment..."
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12 Mar 2014 Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c Release 2 [35290]
Powerful and robust infrastructure management software.

Since March 10th, Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c Release 2 (12.2.0.0.0) is available to download here. This release offers many feature, stability, and enhancement improvements that will benefit our users. Here are some highlights of what is new and improved:

  • Virtualization
  • Engineered Systems
  • Core Features

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05 Mar 2014 SPARC T5-2 Delivers World Record 2-Socket SPECvirt_sc2010 Benchmark [35182]
two-chip SPECvirt_sc2010 result of 4270 @ 264 VMs

Oracle's SPARC T5-2 server delivered a world record two-chip SPECvirt_sc2010 result of 4270 @ 264 VMs, establishing performance superiority in virtualized environments of the SPARC T5 processors with Oracle Solaris 11, which includes as standard virtualization products Oracle VM for SPARC and Oracle Solaris Zones.

The SPARC T5-2 server has 2.3x better performance than an HP BL620c G7 blade server (with two Westmere EX processors) which used VMware ESX 4.1 U1 virtualization software (best SPECvirt_sc2010 result on two-chip servers using VMware software).

The SPARC T5-2 server has 1.6x better performance than an IBM Flex System x240 server (with two Sandy Bridge processors) which used Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVM).

This is the first SPECvirt_sc2010 result using Oracle production level software: Oracle Solaris 11.1, Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.6, Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition, Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7 and Oracle Java Development Kit 7 (JDK). The only exception for the Dovecot mail server.
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21 Feb 2014 Virtual Sysadmin Day and Hands On Labs [34974]
By Chris Kawalek

Chris writes, "If you missed Virtual Sysadmin Day last month, it is available in replay mode. It's not quite the same as the real-time environment where you could ask questions, but you do get recorded versions of the presentations that were given to give you some extra context for working through the Hands On Labs. Also, if you are in EMEA friendly time zones, there is a second live Virtual Sysadmin Day coming up on March 18. You can register here.
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30 Dec 2013 How to Control the Zone's Network Bandwidth on Solaris 11 [34210]
Blog by Lingeswaran R

Lingeswaran blogs, "Oracle has made a lot of changes in Solaris 11's network architecture compare to Solaris 10. Solaris 11's network virtualization and network resource control to the OS is absolutely brilliant. The biggest problem with Oracle Solaris 10 is that we have forced to use shared IP type for local zones , since exclusive IP type required a dedicated NIC's for each zone. In shared IP model, you can't be able to separate the network traffic of local zones.For an example if there is an issue with one local zone ,then you have to run snoop command from global zone to capture the network traffic. But in Solaris 11, you can able to run snoop command from local zone itself.

So you no need to capture the unnecessary traffic of global and other local zones..."
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