Less Known Solaris features: Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit - Part 8: Preparing the first installation

Now you have to copy your Solaris install media. Obviously you need the Solaris files before you can install them to a system via network. You can do this on...

Less Known Solaris features: Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit - Part 7: Installing the JET Server

After gathering all parts for the installation, we can install the first part of our new JET server. Preparation of the system A jumpstart server doesn´t have to be a...

Less Known Solaris features: Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit - Part 6: Prerequisites

Okay, before working with the Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit we have to prepare some stuff. We need systems, a network (as fast as possible to reduce installation time, but even 10...

Less Known Solaris features: Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit - Part 5: The toolkit

Now we get to the tool that will be the centerpoint of the whole tutorial: The Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit. This tool was started as an internal tool by some project...

Less Known Solaris features: Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit - Part 4: Jumpstart FLASH

Sometimes you don´t to do a new install of a system. You just want to clone a system. For example think about a webserver farm. Let´s assume you have thirty...

Less Known Solaris features: Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit - Part 3: Files controlling the installation

I will not describe the exact process of native Jumpstart in it´s multitude of configuration files you have to modify, as the Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit will do this job for...

Less Known Solaris features: Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit - Part 2: Basic Jumpstart

One basic problem of automated installation is the provisioning of the operating system on the bare metal. Without OS any further configuration is obviously without any relevance. Since several releases...

Less Known Solaris features: Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit - Part 1: Introduction

As I wrote at several occassions in my tutorials, Solaris was designed with the enterprise customer in mind. It´s quite common, that a company has dozens of servers and you...

The Caffeine Test

The problem: I´ve just had three cups of East Frisian tea …

Springer migriert in Richtung Apple

Der Axel-Springer-Verlag laesst in einer Pressemitteilung verlauten: "Apple steht für Kreativität, Innovation, Ästhetik und Kompetenz und ist damit der ideale Partner für Axel Springer", sagte Dr. Mathias Döpfner, Vorstandsvorsitzender der...

787 problems

I don´t think, that i will fly with the 787 anytime soon … even in case, this baby will fly next year. There are new delays in the programs. As...

A nice toy: Wordle

A nice toy to create word clouds from websites. For this example i used my blog:

links for 2008-07-03

Platform Independent FMA for sun4v: July 2008 update (tags: FMA solaris sun) Count von Count - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia essential knowledge (tags: sesamestreet muppets) List of Sesame Street characters...

IBM acquires PSI

There was a small company called Plattform Solution. This company developed a Mainframe clone based on Itanium procs. And big IBM sued the small PSI. This could be a story...

Intel finally admits it ...

The free lunch of the ever increasing per-core performance will come to an end. Ars Technica writes in Intel: an expensive many-core future is ahead of us: Intel has bad...

Adam Leventhal about flash storage

Adam Leventhal wrote an excellent article about the advantages of flash based storage and how ZFS circumvents some of the disadvantages (like write latency). Really a must read: Communications of...

Are blades always the densest way to deploy servers?

Many people think about blades as the best way to put many small servers in a small amount of space. Often this is the case, but not in every case....

Half a Terabyte in a X4600M2

When i started to work at Sun in 2001, Sun introduced the SunFire 15000. A beast with with up to 574 Gigabytes of RAM. A system with a size of...

The market share of Apple notebooks

I have a personal test for the market share of the Mac OS X plattform. I like to sit in the first wagon of the train. To get into the...

Trailer for 007: A quantum of solace

At last a first trailer for the next Bond: