New Hivemind - Powermanagement

I was asked in a comment, if Solaris supports power management with the processor in the HP N36L microserver. The answer is yes. Best way to check this is via...

Garden

Deduping your redundancies

Robin Harris of Storagemojo pointed to an interesting article about about deduplication and it’s impact to the resiliency of your data against data corruption on ACM Queue. The problem in...

Result of the "How long do you wait before Solaris 11 gets on your prod systems?"

At approx. 16:20 the poll had the following outcome:

Vortrag "Deduplication" auf der Froson

Gestern habe ich die Mitteilung bekommen, das mein Vortrag “Deduplication” auf der Froscon 2011 angenommen worden ist. Die Froscon findet dieses Jahr am 20./21. August 2011 an Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg statt....

Solaris 10/11x hardware compatibility list

The Solaris 10/11 Express Hardware compatibility list has a new home: It’s now part of the OTN and available at http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/hcl/index.html

More technology is not always the solution

If it weren’t about the AF447 disaster, some comments of readers in some of the forums were actually funny. Especially those ones writing that Air France just had to install...

SNIA releases testing spec for SSD

In customer projects, i’m talking more and more frequently about solid state disks and their performance. From this point the release of a testing specification for SSD performance is really...

Darren Moffat about encrypted swap and /var/tmp

Darren Moffat explained in his blog how to encrypt swap and /var/tmp in Solaris 11 Express.

Ryanair? Never ever again ... or: The story of a trip to London

Ryanair? I will never ever put a foot in one of their aircrafts. Even when I have to book an private jet instead … I will never ever put a...

ZFS Dedup Internals

Questions about deduplication are quite frequent. Not about the basic function, but about some implications of the implementation. Over the time i wrote a cheat sheet for myself to answer...

Recommended: "DTrace" by Brendan Gregg and Jim Mauro

I didn’t just wrote a long article about Exadata on the easter weekend (which is a four day “vacation” in Germany: Good friday is a day off as well as...

Parasitic Hadoop for backups

A while ago, i thought about about parasitic hadoop in order to use unused resources on systems not loaded. An hadoop node installed on machines used for different things and...

Hörempfehlung: Thomas D. - Lektionen in Demut 11.0

Anfang dieses Jahrhunderts kam eine CD auf den Markt, die für persönlich sehr wichtig war, obwohl ich Künstler und dessen Musik eigentlich nicht so sehr mag. Aber ich erinnere mich...

Stefan Schneider about the Solaris 11 Compatibility Checker

Just got a mail from Stefan Schneider, the developer of the compatibility toolkit, describing what the compatibility tester is really for: Being the project owner of the tool: Oracle takes...

Prof. Lesch über Kernenergie

Die Abschlussbemerkung ab 10:25 ist wirklich gut. Das musste wirklich mal gesagt werden.

Fehlannahmen

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Image Packaging System in the Spotlight of the OTN

There is an interesting page at the Oracle Technology Network summarizing the information about the new packaging of Solaris 11 Express and Solaris 11: “Oracle Solaris 11 Express Package Management...

Godwins Gesetz

Schön zu sehen, das Godwins Gesetz auch für Diskussionen in der realen Welt gilt. Georg Enoch Robert Prosper Philipp Franz Karl Theodor Maria Heinrich Johannes Luitpold Hartmann Gundeloh Freiherr von...

Nur so einen Satz mal als Frage in den Raum gestellt ...

Wenn Herr Guttenberg als Verteidigungsminister so toll war, wie man ihn jetzt mancherorts beschreibt, um der Bevölkerung zu erklaeren, das es falsch war, das ihn die boese Opposition zusammen mit...