Solaris 10 UNIX-based Operating System

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Any way to know what files were in a broken ZFS pool?

I have a large ZFS pool of 4 combined drives. Now, the filesystem can not be mounted: pool: tank state: UNAVAIL status: One or more devices could not be opened. There are insufficient ...
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How should I monitor memory usage/performance in SunOS/Solaris?

Last week we decided to add some SunOS (uname -a = SunOS bbs-sam-belair 5.10 Generic_127128-11 i86pc i386 i86pc) machines into our running munin instance. First off, the machines are pre-configured ...
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Configuring PHP on Solaris 10 64-bit

We are currently running PHP 5.2.13 on a Solaris 10 server. I need to enable some additional features so I went to run the configure script but I'm getting some errors. I did an 'export ...
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Solaris 10 / NIC Marvell Yukon 88E8001 hungs with latest driver

I've installed latest yukon driver from marvell for Solaris 10 8/11. Got the driver, installed, updated /etc/driver_aliases and worked fine. After the system is running for a couple of days, it hungs ...
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Used memory on Solaris 10

One more question about memory on Solaris 10. A top shows me that I have 672 MB free memory : 130 processes: 126 sleeping, 2 zombie, 2 on cpu CPU states: 95.1% idle, 3.9% user, 1.0% kernel, 0.0% ...
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How can I filter /var/adm/wtmpx on Solaris 10?

Some of our Solaris 10 servers are monitored using SiteScope, which uses Telnet to probe certain ports (SSH is one of them) every few minutes. This is creating an insane amount of lines in ...
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Where is the arp_cleanup_interval variable in Solaris 11?

In Solaris 10 I can configure (and audit) the arp_cleanup_interval variable using the following command: $ ndd -get /dev/arp arp_cleanup_interval 300000 In Solaris 11 (Express and Release) the same ...
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Strong Cryptography in Solaris Zone

I'm trying to setup a Kerberos KDC on a Solaris zone but ran into a bit of a problem with the Cryptographic Framework on Solaris 10 even though the packages for strong encryption (SUNWcry & ...
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How to check the Sun Directory Server version?

How to get LDAP Server (Sun DS) Information in Sun OS 5.10 SunOS hostname 5.10 Generic_144488-06 sun4v sparc SUNW,T5240 Specifically Server Type Server Version Protocol Using the command ...
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ipsec tunnel connectivity issue

I trying to connect Solaris 10 box to Cisco PIX with IPsec tunnel. And it seem halt at some point. And from the post @ http://www.mail-archive.com/networking-discuss@opensolaris.org/msg07573.html ...
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sendmail queues to /var/spool/clientmqueue and never sends

This is a continuation of my previous question here. The troubleshooting has gotten me a little further, and I think I'm facing a new set of problems now. Originally, I found out that sendmail ...
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Explain load averages on Solaris 10

I understand load averages on Linux, but am a bit mystified by the load averages on a legacy Solaris 10 machine my app runs on. The load averages seem impossibly high. Here's the output. [netcool1 ...
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What part of SMF is likely broken by a hard power down?

At one of my customer sites, the local guy shut down their local Solaris 10 x86 server, pulled the power inputs, moved it, and now it won’t start properly. It boots and then presents a prompt which ...
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How to detect if a machine is virtualized or not

I have Linux, AIX, SunOs & HP-UX machines, I want to detect if the machine is virtual or not. So far I found this article which helped me get this information on Linux: dmesg | grep -i virtual ...
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Revoke directory access for a particular user in Solaris

I have a need to allow directory access to a particular user on my file system. I want this user to be unable to access any other directory in my file system (initially anyway. It may need access to ...
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Sparc v440 unable 2 boot after recommended patch install

After installing the October 2011 recommended patch bundle on a Solaris 10 the host fails to boot. The output is {0} ok boot SC Alert: Host System has Reset screen not found. keyboard not found. ...
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How to open a standby database (Oracle)

First, let me state that I am not a DBA nor am I a systems guy; I'm a software developer. At work, we recently built a new virtualized db server by cloning our disaster recovery (DR) database server. ...
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Solaris 10 (U10) Live upgrade not working

I have a server that's currently running Solaris 10 (9/10), and I wanted to upgrade it to (8/11). It is on a SPARC system, with a ZFS mirrored pool. I just installed solaris live upgrade pakages from ...
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Encryption on Solaris (using Keystore)

I am trying do draft up a secure way to encrypt (on the fly, invoking it from an app) and decrypt sensible information (credit cards) using AES-256. The target platform is: cat /etc/release ...
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Solaris 10- high kernel utilization (%sys)

Our production server shows a high %sys utilization. This is a Solaris 10 x86 box with Oracle 10g R2 database Configuration: CPU - Intel Xeon 4 CPU (8 socket each) Memory - 128GB (80GB SGA, 10GB PGA, ...
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NFS v3 versus v4

I am wondering why NFS v4 would be so much faster than NFS v3 and if there are any parameters on v3 that could be tweaked. I mount a file system sudo mount -o ...
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Apache 2.2.19 compilation error

Facing below error, while compiling apache 2.2.19 in solaris 10 box. Pleases help me to troubleshoot the issue. ld: fatal: Symbol referencing errors. No output written to ab collect2: ld returned 1 ...
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CPU utilization is low but swapped out processes and blocked processes is high

We're facing intermittent periods of 100% CPU utilization. Server Configuration:HP DL580 G7 (4 Processor with 8 cores each; 128GB memory.) Operating System: Solaris 10_x86 update 9 Application: ...
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Unable to start Apache2 service on Solaris 10

This is a default installation of Solaris 10 x86. No tweaks or customization. 1) I first enable apache2. bash-3.00# svcadm enable apache2 2) Restart apache2 bash-3.00# svcadm restart apache2 3) ...
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Performance issue with JVM (1.6.0_22) invoking OS command on Solaris 10

My high-level problem is my build tool (Maven) which became suddenly very slow on a Solaris 10 environment. A build which was taking 8 minutes now takes 50 minutes. I narrowed this problem down to a ...
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Sun T2000 Solaris 10 Watchdog

Any ideas where the watchdog properties/settings are located on a T2000 running SPARC Solaris 10? Thanks.
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Sun T2000 mysteriously turning off

We have a Sun T2000 running Solaris 10 that likes to (seemingly) randomly turn off... We have left it hooked up to the "ser mgt" port... hoping it would report some information. It would have the ...
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“The Sun Management Center server is being initialized. Retry?” error on SunMC 4.0 console

I have installed the SunMC on my V490 server. And after the es-inst, es-setup, when I run the "es-start -c" it will show the login screen. After I login, it will hang on the "Welcome to Sun Management ...
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Solaris SMF: Kill with custom signal, or get PID, or prevent kill of children

In the Solaris Service XML I am using a kill to signal a graceful shutdown <exec_method type="method" name="stop" exec=":kill" timeout_seconds="60" /> This works great, except for the fact ...
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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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SUN x4600 SAS disk seems to be verry slow

I'm using SUN x4600 with 64GB ram and 2 SAS 146GB 10krpm with Solaris 10 One told me, that the system seems to be slow, so I did a iostat -xtc 5 2 which showed for a long period of time only 4-6000 ...
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Figure out exact Oracle version

I've Solaris 10 with some Oracle on it . How to find exactly, with maximum accuracy what Oracle version installed + what 64 or 32 bit this Oracle supported ? Thanks
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Sun sparc vii m9000

I wanted to understand the CPU architecture of SUN SPARC VII M9000 series servers. prtdiag command shows that it has 8 core attached to a physical CPU. Are these physical cores ? What is L1, L2 and ...
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Execute a Perl script after reboot on Solaris 10

During my activities on Solaris 10 machine I need twice reboot the Solaris unit and after reboot I'd like to run several scripts. Before first reboot I store in /etc/rc3.d/S99myScript some bash ...
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Crontab on Solaris 10

I was trying to execute the following: root@sol10 # /lib/svc/method/svc-cron root@sol10 # /usr/sbin/cron: GenMacKey: not found I would like to know how to generate GenMacKey. Better still my ...
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Looking for a USB GSM modem, compatible with Solaris 10 (sparc)

Seven months on SF, and my first question. I do hope someone has an answer, as I'm at my wits' end. I have a Nokia 6310i connected via RS232 cable to a Solaris 10 system, for sending SMS messages ...
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Solaris 10 vs Solaris 11

How would I decide which one to use? We plan to run our own http/https webserver and also to run sendmail smtp server. We will be using ZFS for boot partition and use ZFS encryption where possible ...
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How to enable authenticated access to Windows NFS shares from Solaris 5.10?

We're serving some NFS shares from a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 machine, that are accessed by Solaris 5.10 clients. How do we configure authentication so that a certain group have write permission to ...
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Solaris 10, telnet after reboot gets disabled

I'm working with Solaris 10 and every time I shutdown -y -g0 -i6 the telnet services gets disabled. Any ideas?
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tcpdump unknown device

I am trying to run tcpdum on Solaris 10 as root user. I always get unknown device - even though I am using the name provided by ifconfig -a How can I find out the right device name?
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On Solaris, what is a terse way to get the fully qualified domain name (fqdn) for the current host

When I want the fully qualified domain name on Linux, I can write ... hostname --fqdn To get the same thing on Solaris, is it necessary to write ... cut -f 2-3 /etc/hosts | grep ^`hostname`\t | ...
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How to make mount point in Solaris 10(installing Oracle RAC)?

I want to install Oracle RAC on solaris 10, using ASM but I am new in it... So I want to mount /u0 directory on the disk volume /dev/dsk/c2t0d0s2 1) I have created /u0 directory by root user like ...
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Is new Solaris 10 media licensed to upgrade old Solaris 10 installs?

I've got some Sun hardware that's out of the warranty period. I'd like to install the latest patches, without the $1000/yr/CPU support contract. Is the Solaris 10 media kit licensed for upgrades of ...
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Solaris 10 server seems to be shutting down by itself

Every few weeks one of our Solaris 10 servers becomes unresponsive. I can telnet to port 22 and get the SSH banner but I am unable to actually establish an SSH connection to it. It's a Dell R610 so I ...
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Sun Netra T1 AC200 installation

I'm a newbie in Sun server deployment. I would like to setup solaris 10 on a Sun Netra T1 AC200 (without cdrom device and vga card). I've an 'Ethernet to DB9' cable to setup solaris using my laptop ...
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Automating silent software deployments on Solaris 10

Essentially, the question I'd like to ask is related to the automation of software package deployments on Solaris 10. Specifically, I have a set of software components in tar files that run as daemon ...
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How to exploit data being written to file

I am trying to show that taking data as an input and writing directly to a file without parsing, checking or sanitizing it is a security risk. Can anyone show an example of how this can be exploited. ...
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Can't build mpc on Soalris 10

I'm trying to build mpc so that I can compile gcc 4.5, it fails with the following: In file included from /usr/include/iso/stdarg_c99.h:34, from /usr/include/stdarg.h:33, ...
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how can be switch from prefork to worker MPM in running apache on solaris10

bash-3.00# /usr/apache2/bin/httpd -l Compiled in modules: core.c prefork.c http_core.c mod_so.c bash-3.00# bash-3.00# /usr/apache2/bin/httpd -v Server version: Apache/2.0.63 Server built: ...
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How to isolate a Solaris non-global zone in terms of resources

What are the best practices of setting up a non-global zone in Solaris 10 so that resources like CPU, memory, disk, etc. are capped? The intention is to isolate the zone so it doesn't use too much of ...