Please consider the tag [OpenIndiana] instead of [OpenSolaris] since OpenSolaris is no longer an active project. OpenSolaris was an open source computer operating system based on Solaris created by Sun Microsystems. After the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle decided to discontinue open ...

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alternative for setsc comand

I have solaris machine ( from uname -a 5.10 Generic_142900-15 sun4v sparc SUNW,Netra-T2000 ) the command (setsc sc_powerondelay true) should be performed only from sc prompt my question what is the ...
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scalable storage solution using ZFS: OSOL / Nexenta?

some one commented that ZFS is not a distibuted file system and thus more suitable for storage from a box than a cluster. is it possible to start small as NAS with Nexenta / opensolaris and scale up ...
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Are there any PCIe SSD cards compatable with OpenIndianna (OpenSolaris) and/or FreeNAS (freebsd) 8+?

Has anyone had any success at all with any PCIx SSD cards around the 200GB+ mark under FreeNAS 8 or OpenIndiana? Specifically either of these platforms because of ZFS support for which we'd be using ...
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Nexenta After the Death of OpenSolaris

We are thinking of evaluating Nexenta for a Tier 2 storage solution. It looks great, but I have doubts over its future after the demise of OpenSolaris. I know that Nexenta uses an OpenSolaris kernel ...
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In solaris, how monitor & auto-respond to critical events

I have a website that randomly fail. Is running in open solaris on joyent. I have a monitoring service that alert me when the site is down, but, I want a way to put a "insider" tool that tell me why ...
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OpenIndiana - ZFS Storage

I am somewhat comfortable with Linux / opensolaris command line options but not very good. I am trying to build a Storage based on ZFS, the specs are: Dell 670 Machine with 4 Hard Drives (SATA and ...
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mounting VMDK images on opensolaris

I know that VMware ships a vmware-mount utility with its server 2 packages on Linux that allow you to mount a VMDK outside a vm and treat it as a normal filesystem mounted on the given mountpoint. Is ...
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Booting Nexenta root mirror results in GRUB error “Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0xbf”

I have a Nexenta system that's been running fine for the last few years. Recently one of the system disks failed --- the syspool was part of a ZFS mirror. If I configure the system's BIOS to boot ...
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Debug Nexenta/OpenSolaris core files?

I have a Sun x4540 that was recently converted to NexentaStor Enterprise Edition from an earlier OpenSolaris. The system disks were wiped and the zpools were exported and reimported. I'm hosting ...
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Nexenta/OpenSolaris filer kernel panic/crash

I've an x4540 Sun storage server running NexentaStor Enterprise. It's serving NFS over 10GbE CX4 for several VMWare vSphere hosts. There are 30 virtual machines running. For the past few weeks, I've ...
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Nexenta can not read the pool label/ error 5 on import root pool

I have a home Nexenta Store CE server and after shutting it down to move it it will not boot up anymore. It turns on and detects all 7 drives ( 6 data drives plus 1 smaller OS drive) then it gives me ...
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booting problem on Solaris

I am not able to connect to my server via network and plug console cable via A Lom port and keep getting this message and can't do anything. since I am not able to go ok> prompt. I am logged thorough ...
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What are the major practical differences between OpenSolaris and Linux?

I currently use CentOS for on my server, and I've been trying to figure out the practical differences between Linux and OpernSolaris. I'm not a linux master, I merely know my way around the system and ...
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How to add swap to ZFS disk?

I installed Solaris 10 05/09 on a machine and I used whatever the default swap space setting when I built the box. Now I need to increase the swap space and I can't add a swap file, like was possible ...
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apt-get on solaris

I am looking a file to download from the Internet. On Debian it can be installed using aptitude install librrd-dev or yum install librrd-dev on Ubuntu. I am looking the same file for Solaris but I ...
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OpenSolaris livecd, NForce NIC driver, and NTFS USB mounting

I'm attempting to install OpenSolaris 2009.06 on my server. Before I do I would like to test that everything works and am running in to problems. It has an Abit AN-M2 motherboard with an NForce ...
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writing to opensolaris ramdisk over NFS

I want to read and write to a ramdisk on OpenSolaris for performance testing purposes. The tests would be aimed at network transmission and I want to rule out disk performance. I set up the ramdisk on ...
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ESXi / OpenSolaris / ZFS / Linux

I've been using my Opensolaris BOX for while, with 6 internals drives under ZFS. More recently I've been playing with ESXi and i've got to say this platform is amazing; therefor my plan is to buy a ...
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IPsec tunnels between Linux and Solaris

I have a Solaris machine sitting out in the ether somewhere that I would like to make part of my network via IPsec. I have this working between Solaris machines but not between Solaris and Linux. I ...
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What is the package manager under OpenSolaris 5.11?

I'm on an OpenSolaris 5.11 server and when I asked about Django, technical support offered to use pkgin as a package manager. [root@gpx8nnaa ~]# uname -a SunOS gpx8nnaa.joyent.us 5.11 snv_89 i86pc ...
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What driver for M1015 for Solaris 11 Express

For Solaris 11 Express, what driver is supposed to be used? The M1015 is essentially a LSI 9240-8i From http://www.lsi.com/products/storagecomponents/Pages/MegaRAIDSAS9240-8i.aspx The only driver ...
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Getting ZFS per dataset IO statistics (or NFS per export IO statistics)

Where do I find statistics about how IO is divided between zfs datasets? (zpool iostat only tells me how much IO a pool is experiencing.) All the relevant datasets are used through NFS, so I'd be ...
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Opensolaris, ZFS shares

I've recently updated to OpenSolaris 2010.05 from 2009.06. Its currently set up to share one of the the ZFS zpools to the other machines on my network. However, only a single account is able to access ...
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Understanding iotop (DTT) output in Solaris

When running DTT iotop on a write heavy Solaris 10 server, which runs multiple zones with MySQL daemons installed, I get the following output: UID PID PPID CMD DEVICE MAJ MIN D ...
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Move opensolaris zone to other disk

We have some opensolaris zones running on ISCSI disks. The ISCSI server has performance issues so we need to move to another storage solution. For now we want to move to local disk. Is there a way to ...
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F_WRLCK calls take long time on NFS

I have NFS shared among 30 cluster nodes. The nodes are Debian 5 and 6. The NFS server is OpenSolaris 2009. We have good hardware and a 20Gbit Infiniband network. On the cluster nodes, fs operations ...
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Solaris/OpenSolaris FMA and memory false positives

We have +500 servers built with Supermicro motherboards and Kingston memory and we usually see the following alerts: # fmdump -v TIME UUID SUNW-MSG-ID ...
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ZFS on OpenSolaris or FreeBSD

I have no real experience with ZFS, and very limited experience with Solaris & FreeBSD. After reading numerous articles about ZFS, I'm pretty convinced ZFS is something I want to use for my home ...
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How to de-duplicate data for OpenVZ/LXC on Linux?

I want to setup multiple similar containers and I want to have de-duplication. The only solution I'm thinking of is to use OpenSolaris ZFS and share zfs volume with NFSv4 ro iSCSI target and create ...
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Cannot set a static ip in Solaris(OpenIndiana)

I am running this command: ifconfig e1000g0 192.168.0.1 I have done over 50 variations with unplumbing/plumbing, up/down, netmask, and broadcast. Doesn't matter cause ifconfig e1000g0 always shows ...
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ZFS nfsshare to export RW and RO host?

I have been exporting NFS from OpenSloarins like this (successfully): zfs set sharenfs=root=rw=host1:host2:host3 pool1 I'm acting according the man pages sharefs, share_nfs but the following does ...
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How do I use Dvorak on OpenSolaris's console?

For more than 10 years, I've been meaning to try out Solaris, to broaden my system administration experience (most of which is currently with Debian, Ubuntu, and OpenBSD), not least because of the ...
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how to connect two machines together without a switch (opensolaris + linux or solaris or aix or hpux)

I have two machines with same subnets X.Y.Z.1 and X.Y.Z.2 I connect them directly with a crossover cable. I can $ ping X.Y.Z.2 from X.Y.Z.1 and the response is machine 2 is alive but if I do ...
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Tuning NFS client/server stack

I have a CentOS 5 VMWare server connecting to an OpenSolaris 2009.06 machine over NFS that holds the disk images. My virtual machines seem to be bound by slow IO so I'd like to do everything I can to ...
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OpenSolaris: unable to contact repository, connected to internet via proxy

Opensolaris b134: unable to set packages catalog this system is connected to internet via proxy, while this works on browser, how to make console/terminal aware? user1@opensolaris134:~# pkg ...
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Purpose of ipmitool

what is the purpose of ipmitool. You can configure ipmi via the bios and it should be OS independent? I should be able to utlize all of the features of ipmi on a computer even if ipmitool is not ...
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how many disks can saturate a 6GSAS controller ? :LSI 9260-8i

This is my build: LSI 9260-8i: MAX read throughput of 2,875 MB/s, write performance of 1,800 MB/s 24x SAS 10K RPM drives 2x 100GB Dell SSDR (SATA) drives for ZIL and L2ARC All plugged to same ...
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OpenSolaris on EC2: make better use of ephemeral drives?

By default when booting an m1.xlarge EC2 instance of an OpenSolaris image you're given 1.6T of drive space across 4 ephemeral devices. This is auto-configured as follows: ~# zpool status NAME ...
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Setting up vncserver on OpenSolaris zone

I am running OpenSolaris 5.10 and set up a sparse zone(inherits most of bin directories from global zone). I ended up copying many etc and var files from global zone, eventually most of the ...
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Is it “safe” to use OpenSolaris on EC2 for the foreseeable future?

We have a project which needs to take advantage of some ZFS features (snapshots, streaming, etc) but we're a little concerned with the recent events with Oracle and OpenSolaris. Is it "safe" to use ...
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Cached uid on autofs filesystems

We have some issues with homedirs on our NFS server (SUN S7110). When we change the owner of a file it seems the old uid is cached. The ls -l still shows the old uid. On other systems which mount the ...
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Virtualizing OpenSolaris with physical disks

I currently have a OpenSolaris installation with a ~1Tb RaidZ volume made up of 3 500Gb hard drives. This is on commodity hardware (ASUS NVIDIA based board on Intel Core 2). I'm wondering whether ...
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Horror stories with Sun ZFS? [closed]

My companny is considering purchasing two 7320's in a cluster. Anybody have anything good or bad to say about the platform?
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best opensource firewall

We implemented Untangle opensource firewall on our network and interested to know various other firewalls with GUI interface. Can someone suggest which are the best opensource firewall implemented. I ...
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Sendmail in Nexenta core 3.0.1

I'm trying to setup sendmail in Nexenta core 3.0.1 (Solaris based OS). All I want is to be able to send emails from that host - like notifications about failures, cron jobs output etc. Initially ...
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zpool import on a 50TB volume is taking forever: What is it doing?

We have a fiber channel san managed by two OpenSolaris 2009.06 NFS servers. Server 1 is managing 3 small volumes (300GB 15K RPM drives). It's working like a charm. Server 2 is managing 1 large ...
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openiscsi initiator shared ext3 disk

i have an iscsi target disk with only one ext3 partition on opensolaris using comstar i also have two ubuntu instances with openiscsi initators that connect to that disk both instances have this ...
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ntop usage to monitor bandwidth

I'm attempting to monitor the bandwidth usage on our network. I've come across two products that seem to fulfil our needs. MRTG and nTop, however I'm unsure which to use. My work is a small company ...
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Sata Card for OpenSolaris, no raid needed

can anyone recommend a Sata pci or pci-e card that is compatible with OpenSolaris? Raid isn't necessary as aim is to use ZFS. I ended up getting: - Intel sasuc8i (based on LSI 1068) - Dell 5/i SAS ...
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Help finding ZFS .zfs/snapshots directory in OpenSolaris

My home directory in OpenSolaris 0906 is part of the zpool rpool. I can view the pool in zpool list. I can view the file system in zfs list. I can create snapshots. I can use zfs list and see a list ...