Less known Solaris Features: SamFS - Part 9: Conclusion

Okay, this was a rather long tutorial and i didn´t even talked about the configuration of tape devices. As i told you before: Only the toes in the atlantic ocean....

Less known Solaris Features: SamFS - Part 8: Usecases and future directions

Okay, after all this configuration. How can you use it? Well, the most obivous usage of SamFS is Archiving. And many customers use it for exactly this task: Archiving audio,...

Less Known Solaris features: SamFS - Part 7: Working with SamFS

Now we´ve configured a file system and we set up the archiver for it. Now let´s use it. Looking up SamFS specific metadata At first let´s create a test file....

Less Known Solaris features: SamFS - Part 6: Configuring disk archiving

Okay, we will use the simplest case of archiving. It´s disk archiving. In this configuration SamFS doesn´t use a tape drive for storing data, it simply uses filesystems, or to...

Less Known Solaris features: SamFS - Part 5: Configuring a SamFS filesystem

Okay, now we can configure our first filesystem with SamFS. Prerequisites Before we can configure SamFS, i want to describe the prerequisites for this task: We need some harddisks for...

Less Known Solaris features: SamFS - Part 4: Installation of the packages

It´s quite easy to install SamFS. It´s just installing two packages and answering some questions. Obtaining the binaries At first, you have to download the iso image with the binaries...

Less known Solaris Features: SamFS - Part 3: The jargon of SamFS

As usual, this technology has it´s own jargon. Thus i will start to define the most important words at first. The circle of live Before defining the jargon, it´s important...

Less known Solaris Features: SamFS - Part 2: The theory of Hierarchical Storage Management

I think, i should start with the theory of Hierarchical Storage Management(HSM). The technology of managing data and their position on different media isn´t really a widespread feature for most...

Less known Solaris Features: SamFS - Part 1: Introduction

Okay, this is tutorial isn´t really about feature of Solaris itself. But the feature of this tutorial it´s deeply coupled with Solaris. Thus you can view it as an optional...

links for 2008-03-24

Replacing Wire With Laser, Sun Tries to Speed Up Data - New York Times (tags: Sun technology)

links for 2008-03-23

Imitating A Scanner Darkly | Illustrator Techniques (tags: illustrator tutorial photoshop design howto art) INTERNATIONAL EARTH ROTATION AND REFERENCE SYSTEMS SERVICE - Bulletin C The bulletin for announcing leap seconds...

Less known Solaris Features: fuser

You know the problem. You try to unmount a filesystem, but all you get is a “Device Busy”. How do you find the process blocking the unmount? fuser fusers enables...

No Country for Old Men

Es gibt ein gutes Kriterium, um die Herkunft eines Films zu bestimmen. Sind am Ende alle tot, dann war es ein japanischer Film. Ist der Held gebrochen, viele von den...

Ja und?

Hmm … nun gibt zwei Bischöfe, die sich darüber beschweren, das zu Ostern “Stirb Langsam” gezeigt wird und das dieses Programm nicht zum Fest passen wuerde.. Aber mal ernsthaft gefragt:...

The datacenter of tomorrow

(this is a translation of this article: Das Rechenzentrum von Morgen) There was an article in about an presentation of two colleagues: GUUG-Fachgespräch: Wie Sun die RZ-Architektur von morgen sieht...

Less known Solaris Features: iSCSI

I wrote about iSCSI quite often in the last time. But how can you use it in Solaris. I wrote a short introduction about the usage of the iSCSI implementation...

Less known Solaris Features: iSCSI - Part 5: Conclusion

Okay, this was a quick introduction to the actual implementation of iSCSI on Solaris. The future will bring changes to the implementation of the iSCSI target feature but new possibilities...

Less known Solaris Features: iSCSI - Part 4: Alternative backing stores

Albeit it´s very easy to use iSCSI in conjunction with ZFS emulated volumes it doesn´t have to be this way. You can use different kinds of backing store for iSCSI...

Less known Solaris Features: iSCSI - Part 3: Bidirectional authenticated iSCSI

Okay, but we are in a public network. How can we protect the target against a user not allowed to use it? iSCSI supports a CHAP based authentication. It´s the...

Less known Solaris Features: iSCSI - Part 2: Basic iSCSI

At first I will show you, how to do a really simple iSCSI configuration. This is without any authentication. Thus everybody can connect to the iSCSI targets on the system....