::linkbuf for 17-Apr-2013

This is BIG: Java on ARM Cortex-M3/M4 | Across the Universe (tags: java ARM embedded ) The Boston Marathon Bombing: Keep Calm and Carry On - Bruce Schneier - The...

IDC about T5/M5

Interesting read: Oracle Launches T5 and M5 Servers : A New Generation of Oracle’s SPARC/Solaris Servers


Solaris 11 SRU naming convention

As explained by Gerry Haskins in “Solaris 11 SRU naming convention change” the naming convention for Solaris 11 has been changed. An example: A SRU that would be called “Oracle...

::linkbuf for 13-Apr-2013

A non-mathematical explanation of one way functions | John Graham-Cumming (tags: cryptography )

Less known Solaris features: Defaults for useradd

One of the lesser known features of useradd command is the ability to set defaults for the creation of users, nevertheless is featured prominently on the man page. When you...

::linkbuf for 11-Apr-2013

Massive Solaris Scalability for the T5-8 and M5-32, Part 3 (Steve Sistare's Blog) (tags: T5 M5 SPARC Solaris )

Switching off SSDs and the consequences

Just in case that you are thinking that data-storing dust is more reliable in a failure situation than rotating rust: “Understanding the Robustness of SSDs under Power Fault”. This is...

vNICs on vNets in Oracle VM for SPARC.

A while ago i wrote in “How to get Solaris 11 VNICs in a Virtualbox VM to work - kind of …” about a trick to get vNICs to work...

Solaris 11 and OpenLDAP

A nice explanation how to use OpenLDAP as a name service directory and enabling the administration of the content of the directory (in order to make useradd -S ldap work)...

::linkbuf for 09-Apr-2013

Oracle takes apparent step toward standardizing on a single chip design - Computerworld (tags: M5 T5 SPARC )

Scalability of Solaris on large T5 and M5 systems

SPARC T5 and M5 had also a large impact on the work of the solaris development. Steven Sistare just started a series of article explaining the steps how to scale...

::linkbuf for 07-Apr-2013

Cary Millsap: NoSQL and Oracle, Sex and Marriage (tags: oracle database nosql )

X.509 for SSH

Hai-May Chao created a nice tutorial on the task how to use certificates for SSH authentication: “How to Set Up X.509 Support for SunSSH on Oracle Solaris 11”

::linkbuf for 05-Apr-2013

Oracle VM Templates now available on SPARC platforms (Oracle's Virtualization Blog) (tags: SPARC Solaris )

And no ... zfs scrub isn't a hidden fsck

I’ve got quite a number of tweets and mails with the question “But is zfs scrub” not something like fsck. And the answer is “Well … no”. It's zpool scrub,...

::linkbuf for 02-Apr-2013

cluepon.net/ras/gizmodo About the Spamhaus/Cyberbunker DDoS Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Solaris 11 Evaluation (tags: redhat solaris ) Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Solaris Porting Guide (tags: redhat solaris )...

Nice article helping with the provisioning of Solaris 11

Kristina Tripp and Isaac Rozenfeld wrote a nice article about the steps needed to enable an existing Solaris 10 jumpstart server to install Solaris 11 automatically as well: How to...

::linkbuf for 01-Apr-2013

ZFS forensics scrollback script - Siwiki (tags: Script ZFS Solaris ) Netz-Phänomen: Nehmt es als Erfrischung! | Digital | ZEIT ONLINE (tags: shitstorms )

No, ZFS still doesn't need a fsck. Really!

Friday was a day that i called once 10k day. More 10.000 visitors to my blog in one day. Saturday was similar. This surge was create by an link on...