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How to see complete process name that is running using prstat command on solaris

I am running command "prstat -v" on Solaris but it is showing very short process name as below: (see last column values under PROCESS/NLWP). Which option in prstat gives me complete process name that ...
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solaris performances on comparable Sun / Dell / HP boxes

I understand this might be a little vague, but has anyone conducted some study of the performances of Solaris OS running on comparable (same CPU / RAM) boxes made by Sun, Dell, and HP ? we're all Sun ...
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How to interpret SZ and RSS values

I am running a ps command on solaris to get SZ and RSS values, here is the sample output USER-PID-%CPU-%MEM-SZ-RSS-TT-S-START- root-3-0.1-0.0-0-0-?-S-Feb- ...
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TCP performance differences between RH Linux and Solaris in java?

While comparing java TCP socket performance between RH Linux and Solaris, one of my test is done by using a java client sending strings and reading the replies from a java echo server. I measure the ...
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Solaris LDOM operating system space?

How much OS space is required to create a Solaris LDOM on a Physical server?
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PS command ouput with fixed width for each column

I am trying to execute some PS commands on IBM AIX and Solaris. The output I get is not properly formatted, I want to see the values for each column with some fixed width. Is there anyway I can ...
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installing 9_Recommended patchcluster to solaris 9

i am planning to install 9_Recommended patchcluster. any recomendation before doing that ? i placed patches to /var/spool/patch directory , i will launch installer from there which files should i ...
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What resource limit is Java encountering on my Solaris server?

I have a (sparc) Solaris 10 server with 16G of RAM. There are over 4G free. Memory: 16G phys mem, 4371M free mem, 8193M swap, 8193M free swap I am running a lot of java processes (I'm using the ...
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Solaris Related Query… Related to dns server

Hi I am new to Solaris World.... I am working out on a Solaris Server, which is booting up, but due to some internal settings failure,, i am not able to run my project over it..... I check ...
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changing date in solaris machine

I am in process of updating the Solaris Machine's System Date and Time.... I am using the following command.... Loginned as root........ # date -u 062800002010 Mon Jun 28 00:00:00 GMT 2010 # date Sun ...
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virtualBox on Solaris 10 + Linux, network stack

I'm migrating from Solaris 10 to linux. After having installed RH, I got some performance hit related to the network stack. I've switched back to Solaris where the problem is not present. I'd like to ...
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DB server and NFS mount on same Solaris server

The scnerio goes like this. I have a Physical server which have to have two work to do, 1) Act as a DB server and 2) NFS mount has to be created on it. The OS is Solaris 10, now, Can i achieve the ...
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Does opensolaris support Solaris9 branded zones?

I have a Sun t1000 pre installed with Solaris 10 6/06. Branded zones didn't come to Solaris 10 until a later revision. With Oracle changing the Solaris license to require a support contract after 90 ...
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Serial connection to sun blade 6000 chassis

This ones a bit embarrassing. :-P Ok, I've got the right cable (it works with our other sun machines - it's a blue cisco cable serial db9 to rj45) connected from a laptop running solaris to the ...
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Renting server usage - Solaris (SPARC), AIX and HP-UX (PA-RISC)

We do some builds using AIX, Solaris and HP-UX that take about 4 hours per month and we are wondering if there is a service out there that would allow us to do this by renting the usage instead of ...
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How to find out if a Solaris machine is virtualized or not?

I have a set of machines and want to know how to find out if a given machine is virtualized or not. Any commands?
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how do I make solaris shell more familiar for a linux user? [closed]

I've been a linux user for years. Very used to the bash shell, used to linux shell key mappings that come with most mainstream distros. I'm also a happy vim user in linux & love my arrow keys. ...
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How to tune TCP TIME_WAIT timeout on Solaris?

I'm trying to change the TCP TIME_WAIT timeout on Solaris. According to some Google results I need to run this command: ndd -set /dev/tcp tcp_time_wait_interval 60000 However I get: operation ...
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How to read backward from the end of file in less or more?

I've found one way so far: less +G filename, but it's scroll up only with up key line by line. What's more powerful less usages which provide scrolling by page, pattern search backward and so on?
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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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Mounting Windows HDD from an OpenSolaris LiveCD

Hey, I´m running openSolaris LiveCD on a computer that runs Windows XP. How can I mount the 2 partitions I have in Windows, and be able to access them from the Solaris? Thanks
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Problems compiling coreutils-8.5 on Solaris 5.10 on Intel platform

I am having trouble compiling coreutils-8.5 on Solaris 5.10 on the Intel platform using cc. Firstly I had the following error during ./configure: checking whether <wchar.h> uses 'inline' ...
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Solaris cc segfaults when compiling rsync on intel platform

I am trying to compile rsync-3.0.7 on Solaris 5.10 on an Intel chipset. When running ./configure I see the following (obviously erroneous lines): checking size of int... 0 checking size of long... 0 ...
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How do I connect to the serial console port os a Sunfire 280R?

We have a Sunfire 280R (old SPARC/Solaris server) that is refusing to come up after being relocated. We're trying to connect to the serial console port, but all we get is random gibberish on the ...
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nocheck within admin file for pkgadd still asks questions

I place the following into an admin file called noask mail= instance=overwrite partial=nocheck runlevel=nocheck idepend=nocheck rdepend=nocheck space=nocheck setuid=nocheck conflict=nocheck ...
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Strange ZFS hidden filesystem problem

Half of my ZFS filesystems are hidden in ZFS-fuse. Here's my story: So, I love ZFS. I used it for about six months on FreeBSD, but due to it crashing the kernel during heavy inter-filesystem IO load, ...
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Older raid controllers in raid 5 vs. Jbod and SW raid

I'm in the fortunate position to have 6 Supermicro older VOD servers with the following config: Supermicro 3U case, 3xPSU Dual Xeon 3ghz P4 class cpu (5 years old.. havnt checked the exact type) 4GB ...
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RBAC configuration on solaris10

I am looking for RBAC configuration on solaris10 to achieve the below: user=jon group=jtu jon is owner of /opt/app user=ken group=jtu ken is owner of /data on Linux I have added the below line ...
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Solaris Mysql Failure and Unable to Restart

Environment: Solaris 10 This MySQL server has been up and running for 6 months now. Today all of a sudden it crashed. When typing 'mysql' as user it gives the error MYSQL" Error 2002 (HY000): Can't ...
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Will Solaris 9 drivers work on Solaris 10?

I'm going to try this anyway right now, but since it's a decent question I thought I should throw it on Server Fault. I'd like a reason why they shouldn't work since the Kernel is so old.
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solaris 10 - custom jumpstart menu.lst

Is it possible to include the config.tar (encompasses the rules before/after scripts…) instead of on a web server served through http:// - but included no the cdrom itself. Namely am trying to do ...
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Keepalived alternative for Solaris 10

We are considering an architecture like the one in the picture for Solaris 10 That is, high avalaibility software load balancers in front of web and application servers. Unfortunately, Keepalived ...
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Solaris WANboot & Jumpstart SPARC/x86

I need to setup a Solaris WANboot and a Solaris jumpstart server for both SPARC and x86 architectures. Can I setup both on a single machine (SPARC or x86) or do I need a separate SPARC and x86 machine ...
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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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What is the 'best practice' for installing perl modules on Solaris/OpenSolaris?

I'm currently in the process of writing setup instructions for some software I've written that is implemented as a set of Perl modules. Having done this for various flavours of Linux, I'm now doing ...
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How do I add a second disk to my zfs root pool

I am trying to add a new disk to my zfs root pool. Here is my current config: zpool status pool: rpool state: ONLINE scrub: none requested config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM ...
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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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Differences between RHEL5 NFS and Solaris 2.6 NFS

I have a legacy application (LabVIEW 7.0) running on my Sun Ultra 5 workstation running Solaris 2.6. I want to use a RHEL5 server to store all files so that I am not cluttering the small HDD on the ...
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Clock battery broken on Solaris - how to workaround until I can fix the battery

My main Solaris server has an issue with its battery and thus I lose around 20 seconds per day. Currently I am using rdate once in the morning to synchronise the time. Which approach should I use ...
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use of tcp_delack_min on redhat linux (kernel 2.6.18)

we're moving from Solaris to Redhat Linux, and trying to duplicate our low-latency setup, that, on solaris, includes the ndd settings related to TCP NO DELAY, and NAGLE ALGORITHM. I got the impression ...
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Solaris TCP stack tuning

We have a large web project (about 2-3k requests per second), using haproxy (http://haproxy.1wt.eu/) as a frontend and load balancer between the java application servers. The frontend (haproxy) is ...
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Can I re-attach a (ZFS) EBS volume when starting a new EC2 instance?

I'd like to use an OpenSolaris EC2 instance as a DB server, using an external EBS volume connected to a ZFS pool. If I set-up the ZFS pools then bundle-up the EC2 image, could I terminate the ...
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enable ftp access, disable telnet and ssh for only some users

How can I enable only FTP access to the Solaris box, but not SSH and Telnet for only selected account.
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Missing whole disk device in OpenSolaris

I have begun experimenting with Solaris and ZFS as a NAS. All was going very smoothly until I had a drive failure. When I replaced the drive, I no longer have a device file mapped to the whole disk. ...
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Why won't this script accept any arguments?

I'm trying to write an SVN post-commit hook and, strangely, am getting hung up on what should be the easiest part. The Script: #!/usr/bin/sh set REPO="$1" set REV="$2" set ...
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Why do I get swap space related errors when I still have lots of free memory in Solaris 10?

I am seeing a few of my services suffering/crashing with errors along the lines of "Error allocating memory" or "Can't create new process" etc. I'm slightly confused by this since logs show that at ...
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Problems with vim/locale as non-root user on Solaris

I do some work on a Solaris 10 machine, and my .vimrc is set up to show unicode characters for tabs and line endings: set listchars=tab:▸\ ,eol:¬ This works out of the box on my OS X machine. On ...
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Other than .profile, where do shell environment variables get defined?

Using Bourne shell on Solaris 10, there are many environment variables defined that are not in the .profile. Where and how do these get defined?
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Hardware recommendation for Solaris 10 + ZFS data warehouse server

The server would run a 2 drive (mirrored root pool for OS and master database segment). And would run individual zpools for each remaining drive (loss of data is acceptable). Initial requirements ...
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I/O Reads and Writes per process Unix/SunOS?

Can prstat or something similar tell me how many reads/writes a process is doing similar to how Task Manager on Windows can show I/O Reads, I/O Writes and many other I/O columns per process? I'm ...