LDOM disk io improvements in Solaris 11.1 SRU 19

Stefan Hinker wrote an interesting blog entry about recent performance improvements with LDOMs in his article “Improved vDisk Performance for LDoms”: In conclusion, with the new, improved virtual networking and...

Solaris 11.2 announcement - a collection of links and hints (Part 5)

Casper is - as usual - a good information about Solaris: In his blog he is writing about some changes in Solaris 11.2: For example he is writing about the...

Less known Solaris features: synchronous svcadm

Sometimes small options are really useful. When you enable a service, for example the Apache HTTPD, you enter svcadm enable apache22. This command immediately return. There is no direct feedback...

Less known Solaris features: pwait

This is a nifty small tool that i’m using quite often in scripts that stop something and do some tasks afterwards and i don’t want to hassle around with the...

Less known Solaris features: ptime

Long time readers of my blog know that i’m preferring prstat over top at any time. The micro state accounting in prstat gives you a much deeper insight. Using a...

No limits

Yet another interesting blog article written by Casper Dik: In“No limits” he reports about removing certain limits in Solaris 11.2

Solaris 11.2 announcement - a collection of links (Part 4)

Casper gives a nice explanation about the Immutable Global Zone feature talking about the idea and how it behaves. Alan Coppersmith has written down a list of all the changes...

Solaris 11.2 announcement - a collection of links and hints (Part 3)

In this blog entry i want to write about some small features you wouldn’t read about on page 1, but which are really really helpful. Sean Wilcox wrote a nice...

Openstack in Solaris 11.2

There is a nice “Getting started” guide for Openstack support in Solaris 11.2 written by David Comay: “Getting Started with OpenStack on Oracle Solaris 11.2”. It’s part of a large...

Solaris 11.2 announcement - a collection of links (Part 2)

Glenn Faden is writing about Authenticated Rights Profiles. Now you can assign administrative rights to a user, so she or he doesn’t need to assume a role with the role...

Solaris 11.2 announcement - a collection of links (Part 1)

You may ask why Oracle made such a large fuzz around Solaris 11.2 … however a large load of new features found their way into this release. I just want...

We can provide you used days wholesale

Had a lot of used days in the last few days: Day n-8: Eastern … a few days off … bank holiday. What a nice opportunity to get a sinusitis....

Oracle Dojo

Für diejenigen unter meinen Lesern, die häufig auch mit der Datenbankseite von Oracle zu tun haben und der deutschen Sprache mächtig sind: Es gibt eine brauchbare Serie an Kompaktinformationen zu...

Solaris 11.2 announcement webcast

Solaris 11.2 is a major step for Solaris, so you can expect to hear a lot of interesting news in the upcoming announcement webcast. You shouldn’t miss it. The webcast...

Checking VXFS QIO usage

This isn’t something new however given that i saw this problem at a customer just last week, i would like to point to something you have to keep in mind...

Heartbleed info in OTN

The information about Heartbleed in regard of Oracle Products is now available in OTN as well: OpenSSL Security Bug - Heartbleed / CVE-2014-0160.

Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160)

I got some questions regarding Heartbleed and Oracle products from blog readers. In this regard i just want to link to the entry in the Oracle Security Blog: “‘Heartbleed’ (CVE-2014-0160)...

Upcoming Solaris 11.2 announcement

Markus Flierl writes in “Don’t miss the announcement of Solaris 11.2”: It's very hard to find time for writing a blog these days: I've been quite busy working with my...

Creating a zpool configuration out of a bunch of F40/80 cards

In a some customer situation i’m using a number of Oracle Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Cards</code> or F80 PCIe cards to create flash storage areas inside a server. For...

Event announcement: Oracle DB Tuning auf Solaris 11 in München 9.5.2014

Ich habe ja schon vor einigen Tagen geschrieben, das Anfang Mai ein Oracle Business Breakfast zum Thema Oracle DB Tuning auf Solaris 11 in München stattfindet. Es ist nunmehr die...