Posts Tagged ‘ Solaris ’

Solaris 10 10/09 (update 8), unattended Jumpstarts, sysidcfg locations and Linux NFS v3 server

20 January 2010
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At a previous job, we had a combined Solaris Jumpstart and RedHat Kickstart server to install new systems.  Now that I’ve moved on from that position, I decided I needed to reproduce that functionality — with a few differences: Support for Solaris x86 from the beginning FreeBSD support Using DVD iso for the install source…

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IPsec, Solaris 10 and non-global zones

9 December 2009
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I have been working on joining a data-center-only VPN to be able to talk to another data-center-only VPN other by creating a IPsec tunnel between a server in each data center.  I chose to use the Sun Fire V490s that are also my Solaris 10 zone servers, since they are the most common system I…

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Solaris package repository

2 December 2009
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A Solaris package repository is similar to a yum repository: a place to get Solaris SVR4 packages in datastream format.  It is mostly a straightforward process to setup a repository, but I have found a few gotchas. All these examples are based on the server at repo.tusk.tufts.edu.  The basic file structure and package naming conventions…

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xsysstats and rpc.rstatd

29 August 2009
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xsysstats and rpc.rstatd

What is xsysstats? xsysstats is a rpc.rstatd client which graphically displays near real time performance statistics of the running unix kernel. The following statistics are available: cpu packets ipackets (packets in) opackets (packets out) pagei (page in) pageo (page out) apagei (average page in per second) apageo (average page out per second) swap swapi (swap…

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