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Tales from the bike saddle: Relatively time efficient

I’m a much better cyclist than a runner. However i often thought that spending calories by running is much more effcient than cycling. Thus i did the math to...

Tiered storage with ZFS

This is another blog entry in regard of ZFS and about what you have to keep in mind about it, when working with ZFS. It’s nothing really astonishing, you jus...

vmstat without history

Historic values are sometimes quite useful to have an overview what’s happened in the past on your system, but quite often it’s only something you have to re...

Authorizations for Zone Console access - Part 3

Okay, there is one remaining obvious question. What if you have an admin that is responsible for all the systems and you want to give her access to all the z...

Authorizations for Zone Console access - Part 2

As i wrote yesterday, there is an alternate way to configure zone console access. Let’s assume we want to give the user junior the authorization to access th...

Authorizations for Zone Console access - Part 1

When you wanted to access the zone console on Solaris system as a normal user in the past, you needed an authorization. You may remember from a very old c0t0...

Increasing ZFS pool sizes

I had this discussion with a number of customers in the past, because it’s one of the not so obvious consequences of the inner workings of ZFS, of how ZFS al...