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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OpenIndiana installation hangs with unsupported PCIe card in

I'm trying to install OpenIndiana (taken from http://dlc.openindiana.org/isos/151a8/oi-dev-151a8-live-x86.iso or server version http://dlc.openindiana.org/isos/151a8/oi-dev-151a8-text-x86.iso) on a ...
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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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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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Where can I find introductory documentation for ZFS?

I recently installed OpenIndiana because of an interest in ZFS. I like the feature-list of ZFS, but I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how to configure it. All of the documentation I ...
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Is it possible to remove the lock of consoles in Solaris?

I installed Solaris 11 with just consoles. Just like with Linux, you can switch between consoles using the Alt-F1 to Alt-F6 key combos. Great. Only, each time you do so, it asks you for your password. ...
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OpenSolaris.. Um, is it becoming unmaintained?

http://hub.opensolaris.org/bin/view/Main/downloads I see a download for 2009.06 and a dev download for 2010.03. (current month is 2010-12) Could this mean that since the Oracle acquisition of Sun.. ...
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Solaris pcfs error on unknown device

I'm trying to make sense of this error I see in my "dmesg" log. When I type dmesg to look at the kernel messages I see errors like this: NOTICE: pcfs: alternate FAT #1 (start LBA 341a) corrupted at ...
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Nexenta - unknown trap type 8 in user mode

I'm trying to install NexentaStor 3.1.4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS KVM on AMD64 platform. During the install I encounter the following exception : "unknown trap type 8 in user mode" Can anyone point me ...
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How to create OpenSolaris self bundle volume on EC2

I'm using OpenSolaris 2008.11 on EC2. I want to create self bundle . in ubuntu sudo ec2-bundle-vol -d /mnt -k $EC2_PRIVATE_KEY -c $EC2_CERT --fstab /etc/fstab --user $AWS_ACCUNT_ID -r i386 but ...
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How to remove the OpenSolaris ZFS dump device

The ZFS dump device is used only for debugging problems. In this case, I have decided the risk vs reward is such that I should delete the dump device to make room for other storage. I am able to ...
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OpenSolaris: Remove user from a group from command line

How can I remove a user from a group from the command line in OpenSolaris (2008.11)? I know I can define a user's primary group and a add a user to a group with: usermod -g primarygroup user usermod ...
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Removing snapshots created by lucreate

I patched my Solaris 10 system recently and as part of the lucreate process (creating the BE on the same zpool), a snapshot was created for one my zones. The problem I'm running into is every night ...
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solaris how identified which nfs client are mounting a share

We have a solaris nfs server and we have a share that was shared to everyone, now i would like to know which clients are mounting this share, on linux i can use showmount -a nfsserver, but on solaris ...
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Configuring LACP between OpenIndiana (Solaris) and a Cisco C3560

I am running OpenIndiana (oi_151a8) and have two NICs aggregated using LACP connected to a Cisco WS-C3560G-48TS. Both the server and the switch show the aggregate link as up. But while link layer ...
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How to restart snmpd on Opensolaris after changing snmpd.conf?

I need to restart snmpd after updating /etc/snmp/conf/snmpd.conf, so it recognizes the changes. I'm using Net-SNMP 5.4.2 on Opensolaris 10. I've tried these two: snmpd restart kill -9 pid The ...
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OpenIndiana (illumos): vmxnet3 interface lost on reboot

I want my VMware vmxnet3 interface to be brought up with DHCP on boot. I can manually configure the NIC with: # ifconfig vmxnet3s0 plumb # ipadm create-addr -T dhcp vmxnet3s0/v4dhcp But after ...
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Why am I getting slow and jumpy ZFS write performance?

I have a 10-disk RAIDZ in Solaris 11.1. Its connected by 8G fibre. I have created a ZVOL, made it available with COMSTAR and mounted it on another machine connected by fibre. When I benchmark it ...
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Install p5i package on opensolaris 5.11 snv_110

I inherited an opensolaris server and we need to install a nice new network card (pci id 8086,10fb). The ixgbe package recently added support for this card; so I wanted to upgrade to the following. ...
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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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ZFS rpool full, cant do anything

I have a huge problem, my rpool is full, so when i boot, i have tons of "no space on device" in my shell. No way to log, ssh server is down. So i decided to boot with opensolaris Live cd and mount ...
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OpenIndiana Static IP

I've installed OpenIndiana 151a7 twice now. Configured a static ip using the following instructions: svcadm disable svc:/network/physical:nwam svcadm enable svc:/network/physical:default cp ...
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Why is MySQL unable to open hosts.allow/hosts.deny?

I have a storage server running Nexenta (OpenSolaris kernel, Ubuntu userspace) with MySQL on top of a ZFS storage array, using innodb_file_per_table and ulimit -n set to 8K. mysqltuner.pl confirms ...
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OpenSolaris: What is the Dump device for?

What is the purpose of rpool/dump? Is is useful or necessary? When is it a good idea to re-size it? When is it a good idea to disable and remove it?
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Disable the console beep/bell under Illumos / Solaris?

When I login to the console of my Solaris box any command that would normally generate a bell (tab completion with more than one result, pressing an arrow key one too many times, etc) causes the ...
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How to change controller numbering/enumeration in Solaris 10?

After moving a Solaris 10 server to a new machine, the rpool disk is now c1t0d0. We have some third party applications hard coded for c0t0d0. How can I change the controller enumeration on this ...
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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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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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Zpool disk failure - Where am I at?

After checking the status of one of my zpools today, I was faced with the following: root@server: zpool status -v myPool pool: myPool state: ONLINE status: One or more devices has experienced an ...
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ZFS - destroying deduplicated zvol or data set stalls the server. How to recover?

I'm using Nexentastor on a secondary storage server running on an HP ProLiant DL180 G6 with 12 Midline (7200 RPM) SAS drives. The system has an E5620 CPU and 8GB RAM. There is no ZIL or L2ARC device. ...
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Live migration with xVM without SAN

I have two physical servers that I'd like to setup for virtualization. I'd like to set them up in such a way so that the following goals are met: Allows live migration of guest OSes from one server ...
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Why is SMF manifest losing configuration data when exported on SmartOS?

I'm running a server process under SMF (Server Management Facility) on Joyent's Base64 1.8.1 SmartOS image. For those not aqauinted with SmartOS, it is a cloud-based distribution of IllumOS with KVM. ...
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OpenSolaris changing primary user group

How to change primary user group of a user? Preferably without losing the current primary group altogether as the user is part of 'staff' ie. admin. I suppose I could create another admin user and ...
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Potential problems running MongoDB on OpenSolaris & ZFS?

I've been using MongoDB on CentOS with ext4 for a few months now with no problems. I'm potentially going to be moving to Joyentcloud, and their SmartOS is based off of OpenSolaris and uses ZFS. I'm ...
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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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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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ZFS with L2ARC (SSD) slower for random seeks than without L2ARC

I am currently testing ZFS (Opensolaris 2009.06) in an older fileserver to evaluate its use for our needs. Our current setup is as follows: Dual core (2,4 GHz) with 4 GB RAM 3x SATA controller with ...
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Trigger ZFS dedup one-off scan/rededup

I have a ZFS filesystems which has been running for some time and I recently had the opportunity to upgrade it (finally!) to the latest ZFS version. Our data doesn't scream dedup but I firmly believe ...
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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: 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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How can I rate limit/packet shape/traffic shape on Solaris

I have an TCP server application running on a Nexenta NCP 3 box. I would like to limit how much outgoing bandwidth it can use. Is it possible in Solaris to rate limit an application like I can in ...
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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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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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How to upgrade a ZFS RAID-Z array to larger disks on OpenSolaris?

I'm planning on installing OpenSolaris on my home server (right now it has Linux) and I would like to know how to prepare for upgrading the server to have larger hard drives in the future. Now the ...
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Reset ACLs in NFS4/ZFS network share

How can I reset the ACLs on a ZFS file system on OpenIndiana that is exported via NFS4 and replace it with inherited permissions? Basically, I want to do the equivalent of icacls "C:\path\to\folder" ...
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Renaming files by date solaris

I’m trying to run the following command rsync -avz /mnt/backups/`date \ --date=yesterday +\%Y-\%m-\%d`-`date \ --date=yesterday +\%A`/server1/ /mnt/backups/`date \ ...
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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?
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Unable to contact valid Reprository Publisher on Solaris11

on my just install Solaris11 on Oracle VM, I got this at startup: Unable to contact valid reprository publisher. application/pkg/server:default failed AUTO-RESPONSE: The service has been placed into ...
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How to design high performance CIFS/SMB

Would it make sense to virtualize windows using Xen or VMware ESX and expose storage on a JBOD as NFS, instead of exposing storage as CIFS/SMB for better I/O throughput? Is it true that the below can ...
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Disk throughput dramatically reduced when using ZFS on OpenSolaris?

I'm building a simple ZFS file server for the small business I work for. The server is a Dell Poweredge 840, with 1GB RAM. The OS (OpenSolaris 2009.06) is installed on one SATA drive, and there are ...
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Why is Nexentastor so slow - especially to delete files

I am running a Nexentastor server with the follow specs: dual core (core2duo) cpu 4GB of ram 1x 160GB SATA2 drive for the OS 6x 1.5TB Drives Sata2 drives in a RaidZ1 copying files is fine, fairly ...