Solaris Authentication Login with Active Directory

In most office environments users will have a Windows workstation on their desktop; most locations do not have users’ log into a Unix/Linux desktop as their primary work environment. In […]

BIND 9.6.1-P3 on Solaris 10

The version of BIND that comes with the most recent release of Solaris 10 is 9.3.6-P1. This document is meant to provide a step-by-step procedure to compile and install a […]

Mirror boot drive on T5120 with onboard RAID controller.

These are the procedures used create a mirrored boot drive using the onboard RAID controller on a T5120.  The same procedure can be used with any Sun system that comes […]

Jumpstart of Solaris VM on VMWare ESX hangs

Problem Description: I have a Jumpstart infrastructure set up that has had no problems installing Solaris natively on my servers. However, when I attempt to do so within a virtual […]

Solaris SVM: Mirroring Boot Drive

This was written as a quick reference guide for setting up a mirrored (RAID 1) boot device. I used a Sun Fire V240 system for this article. The same principles […]

Sun ILOM and Active Directory

This article explains how to configure the ILOM (Integratred Lights Out Manager) of a Sun Microsystems server to authenticate against a Windows Active Directory user account. To use AD accounts […]

Creating Solaris Zones

Solaris provides an effective and simple method of creating virtual Solaris hosts- Solaris Zones. This article provides the procedures to create and run Solaris Zones under a Solaris 10 environment. […]

Creating a Jumpstart Server

This is meant to provide a step-by-step walk-through on how to build a simple JumpStart server. For more details on further capabilities of JumpStart and other advanced installation topics please […]
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Oracle Linux 6: Set up unattended network installation (Kickstart/PXE)

Published on May 1st, 2014no comments
Introduction Enabling client systems to boot from network can be a massive time saver. This article describes the steps necessary to create an Oracle Linux 6 installation server, which uses […]
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Solaris 10 Live Upgrade lucreate: Root slice device is not a block device

Published on April 25th, 2014no comments
Problem Sometimes when running lucreate on Solaris 10, you might see an error like this: ERROR: Root slice device </dev/dsk/c1t0d0s0> for BE <s10u11_JAN14CPU> is not a block device: . Solution […]
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Recovering a Deleted Volume on Sun/Oracle 2500 or 6000 Storage

Published on July 11th, 2013no comments
Introduction Often, no amount of fault tolerance can protect from human error. On the Sun/Oracle 2000 and 6000 series storage arrays, it is possible to recover an accidentally deleted volume. […]
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AIX: LUN Was Accidentally Removed and Re-Mapped But Still in Missing State

Published on October 23rd, 2012no comments
Within AIX, if a LUN is accidentally removed and then re-mapped the OS will still have the disk labeled as stale or missing. This is fairly simple to fix, but […]
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Configuring Solaris 10 as a TFTP Server

Published on September 21st, 2012no comments
TFTP or Trivial File Transfer Protocol is a file transfer protocol designed and used for it’s simplicity. In Solaris it has two primary uses: transferring information during Jumpstart and updating system firmware. Solaris 10 comes with […]
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Solaris 11 IPS Repository

Published on August 16th, 2012no comments
By removing the need for an Internet connection for packaging operations, a Solaris 11 Local Image Packing Systems (IPS) Repository offers two major advantages: speed and security. A local IPS Repository […]
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Linux SFTP Server with CIFS and Kerberos

Published on July 30th, 2012no comments
This is a configuration example for an SFTP server implemented for a customer with the specific requirements listed below. IMPORTANT NOTES:  This configuration has been tested on CentOS 6.1., due […]
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Solaris 11: Manual vs Automatic Networking Basics

Published on May 18th, 2012no comments
There are two different network configuration modes/profiles in Solaris 11, Automatic and Manual.  This Network Configuration Profile (NCP) is determined during installation.  For Manual mode, the ipadm and dladm commands […]
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Mounting ISO Images in Solaris vs. AIX

Published on June 1st, 2011no comments
The reason for this document was because all I could find through Google for mounting an ISO image on AIX was the following document.  Using this method takes about an […]
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Modify a Solaris Jumpstart Miniroot for Fun and Profit

Published on May 25th, 2011no comments
I use the following basic procedure to create a Jumpstart boot image that I can use for various system maintenance purposes.  The boot image is used solely to boot across […]
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