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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SMF restarting service whenever there's output?

I'm trying to add a custom service to SMF's configuration, which seems successful in that the service starts and there is a log file, but therein lies the problem; the service, on start-up, prints ...
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On Solaris, how do you mount a second zfs system disk for diagnostics?

(Cross posted from Stack Overflow 1) I've got two hard disks in my computer, and have installed Solaris 10u8 on the first and Opensolaris 2010.3 (dev onnv_134) on the second. Both systems uses ZFS ...
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Disable STP in Opensolaris bridge

how can i completely disable STP in a Opensolaris bridge. This bridge is connected to a Cisco Access Port and will disable the uplink port when the first BPDU arrives. bridged[3651]: [ID 581644 ...
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Can I monitor a service's memory/cpu usage on OpenSolaris?

What would be the best way to monitor a service's memory/load on the OpenSolaris platform so that one can send alerts and automate service management (restarts, etc) based on "rules"? On the linux ...
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How do I integrate a OpenSolaris NAS with AD?

I basically want a OpenSolaris NAS (ZFS goodies) but I'd like to integrate it with AD, so that when I create a new user in AD, his roaming profile is created in the NAS. That means all his ACLs have ...
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Are there any advantages to using OpenSolaris over linux other than ZFS?

Are there any advantages to using OpenSolaris, other than ZFS, rather than using a common linux distribution such as CentOS or Ubuntu? I ask because I'm interested in using OpenSolaris on AWS to take ...
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growing a raid z(1/2)

I'm planning on building a fileserver on top of opensolaris, using either a raid z1 or z2. Is it possible to later upgrade a disk at a time and immediately have access to the increased storage? Or ...
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Nexenta/OpenSolaris server reboots endlessly after upgrading NCP 2.0rc2 to NCP 3.0a4

I've got a working NexentaCore Platform 2.0rc2 (OpenSolaris b104) machine, which I'm trying to bring up-to-date using apt-clone upgrade --- NCP 3.0a4 (OpenSolaris b124). The upgrade process appears ...
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ZFS Status Graph

In many of the Sun videos about ZFS I see them using some kind of graphing program to show the read write IO of the disks. ie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGIwg6ye1gE See them red and green bars? ...
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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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Building a jar with MySQL jdbc on solaris

Im building a java application that uses JDBC to connect to MySQL. I have an ant script that compiles my code and then packages it, along with log4j, junit, libshout-java and the mysql jdbc driver ...
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Does (when?) OpenSolaris support ZFS deduplication and l2arc

Deduplication and L2ARC in ZFS would be nice to have. Does OpenSolaris support them? I can't quite figure out which version of Solaris they are in, and how that maps to OpenSolaris. Are they there? ...
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Authenticate with Kerberos to a CIFS share provided by OpenSolaris

I have an OpenSolaris server (running snv_128a) which I have (a) joined to an Active Directory domain and (b) configured to export some filesystems via CIFS: # sharemgr show -vp default nfs=() zfs ...
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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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postfix on OpenSolaris

I would like to run postfix as my MTA using MySQL as backend. Unfortunately the official package repo only offers sendmail, no postfix so I wonder which is the best source for postfix on OpenSolaris. ...
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CentOS or OpenSolaris for Xen dom0?

I would like to play around with Xen with the intention of eventually running a bunch of different services on separate virtual machines (partly just because I can), and have the possibility of trying ...
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I need an OpenSolaris/Solaris book or documentation recommendation, performance/internals related

Can anyone recommend a good book or set of documents specifically about what OpenSolaris or Solaris is doing internally? I was reading this post and saw a comment that said "On Solaris it was/is ...
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ZFS server hardware questions

I'm a photographer by trade and I've yet to find a method I'm happy with for archiving my work. Currently I'm looking at building a NAS server using OpenSolaris, so I can use ZFS. That way I can take ...
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opensolaris VM physical disk conversion to vmdk

I have the following rather unusual demand for which I couldn't find any suggestion everywhere else, so I'm trying here... I have a VmWare virtual machine with opensolaris 06/09. I used a physical ...
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OpenSolaris won't authenticate to OpenLDAP users with md5 passwords

I have an OpenSolaris machine here; I'm using it for the first time because I want to try out ZFS. ZFS itself is working great, but I cannot get opensolaris to authenticate against our openldap ...
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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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Recommend openSolaris file server hardware [closed]

On the SUN communityONE video they show a demo of openSolaris running on pretty beefy hardware, and the test I did in a VM (virtualbox) was definitely a hog resource-wise. My questions are regarding ...
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Permission Hierarchy possible in OpenSolaris + ZFS + ACLs?

I've been doing some research into OpenSolaris and ZFS for use in a NAS. Thus far I have created the following: /tank/projects /tank/storage /tank/developer /tank/sandbox The ...
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zpool upgrade planning (time, I/O usage, etc.)

I recently upgraded our SXCE svn_72 box to OpenSolaris 2009.06 (snv_111b). It wants to me to upgrade my zpool to the latest version now. We need to plan upfront for things like zpool scrub because of ...
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OpenSolaris user permissions and problems

I'm trying to achieve the following in OpenSolaris to setup permissions on the ZFS volumes (shared using CIFS). There are some users who should belong to the sysusers group, they have access to ...
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Application compatability across different flavours of Solaris

Does anyone have an answer for the following? Can an app supported for Solaris Sparc be reasonably expected to work on Solaris x86?Can an app supported for Solaris 10 be reasonably expected to work ...
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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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ZFS hard drive configuration

I'm just wondering whether its wise to add 4x500Gb and 2x750 into the same ZFS pool? Or should we only add the same size hdd's to the pool? Any documentation would be really handy or guidelines on ...
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Webadmin or GUI for ZFS in OpenSolaris

How do you enable the ZFS Webadmin or GUI in OpenSolaris? It seems possible, but not as a directly available package. Has anyone got it working with just OpenSolaris packages, or do I have to take ...
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ZFS Raid-Z confusion

I've now settled on OpenSolaris and using ZFS for the speed and loveliness of it all in comparison to LVM+XFS. But now I'm left with a dilema about how to configure the intital disk layout. As I'm ...
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OpenSolaris ZFS barebones for NAS

I've been tasked to suggest a NAS replacement for our aging fileserver at work, its currently running Linux with XFS (using LVM). We're a very small company of 5 folks, so we're using commodity ...
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OpenSolaris iSCSI target - slow read

We have a new NAS with 6xSAS in RAID10, testing OpenSolaris 2009.6 on it. A local read/write speed is amazing, about 700/350MB/sec. The network is temporary set up a s a single 1Gbit link, without ...
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Is there a way to make a browse-able automount directory without mounting the subdirectories?

Question: Is there a way to make a browse-able automount directory without mounting the subdirectories? Background: I am looking at moving from statically mounted NFS shares, to dynamically mounted ...
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Running scripts before service start on OpenSolaris

I have a media server running on OpenSolaris that is using Coherence to serve the media to the network. Sometimes I am having trouble on startup as the Coherence service fails to start because the ...
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ZFS: Mirror vs. RAID-Z

I'm planning on building a file server using OpenSolaris and ZFS that will provide two primary services - be an iSCSI target for XenServer virtual machines & be a general home file server. The ...
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open solaris dns issue

I have just installed Open Solaris on a sunfire x4170. dig and nslookup seem to work and i can open web pages through firefox if I use the ip address, but I can't seem to open pages in firefox i.e. ...
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Solaris 10 5/09 can't find SATA disk

We need to run standard Solaris 10 on a few development servers (Dell 530s) because we can't get a commercial application running on OpenSolaris (we're still trying). However, we are finding that ...
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install of opensolaris 2009.06 desktop on VirtualBox

My OpenSolaris Live CD worked fine in VirtualBox and from there I did a standard install. Now when it boots it comes up with: WARNING: cpu0: failed to update microcode from version 0x0 to 0xcb SunOS ...
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OpenSolaris 2009.06 Vmware Tools

I have been trying to get vmware-tools installed in my Vmware Fusion OpenSolaris 2009.06 guest OS for some time now at no avail. My experiences are the same as this thread on the VMware forums, and I ...
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How do I fix Open Solaris's terminal

OK so I fully admit that I am new to administrating Open Solaris but I had been a user of it back in Solaris 8 days. Since I wanted to build a ZFS NAS server I figured that Open Solaris would be be a ...
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What is the best way to configure a new ZFS server with lots of storage?

Assume the following drive setup (with ZFS): Controller 1 Drive1 Drive4 Drive7 Drive10 Controller 2 Drive2 Drive5 Drive8 Drive11 Controller 3 Drive3 Drive6 Drive9 ...
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Can OpenSolaris be used as a Solaris 11 preview for new projects?

I am currently developing a Java EE Application which will presumably run on the Glassfish v2.1 Application Server and PostgreSQL 8.4. As we are currently extremely short in manpower (just me), I am ...
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Install pfksh on OpenSolaris

I have an OpenSolaris system and some korn shell scripts that have a #!/bin/pfksh at the top. However, I don't have pfksh in either /bin/ or /usr/bin directories. How should I go about installing ...
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Solaris/OpenSolaris resources

What are some good Solaris/OpenSolaris resources? Please list them whether they are online/offline or free/for payment.
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Mounting a CIFS share through vfstab in OpenSolaris

I'm trying to set up a CIFS share that will mount automatically on my OpenSolaris server. It seems like it would be simple enough, but there's something wrong in my syntax that's preventing it from ...
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Ethernet Device Name in OpenSolaris

In Linux, I usually refer Ethernet devices as ethN. What is OpenSolaris standard naming for Ethernet devices?
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Permanent SSH Connection via Bash Script?

I have two OpenSolaris servers. The remote server has a MySQL database. MySQL is configured with skip-networking; so, I can't access that database from the first server by simply using the hostname ...
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OpenSolaris/x86 responding sluggishly - frequent freezing

The system starts up fine, and for about 5 minutes (est.) things are fine. Then the system starts to get very sluggish ("choppy"): the mouse will freeze for two or three seconds, then release for ...
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Setting up DHCP in OpenSolaris

I have searched but am unable to find the specific packages that are needed to set up DHCP in OpenSolaris (I am using 2008.11). Are they included in the default installation? Or, we have to use pkg ...
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Website where one could find list of certified notebooks for OpenSolaris?

Is there website where one could find list of certified notebooks for OpenSolaris 2009.06?