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Filesystem space available using SNMP

I'd like to collect filesystem space information using SNMP on Solaris 10 and Ubuntu 11.10. The problem is that SNMP doesn't seem to have an attribute that corresponds to the "Available" column in df. ...
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Solaris equivalent of hostname -f?

What is the Solaris equivalent of the Linux hostname -f command? On Solaris, when I type hostname, I receive the short name but I need to get the FQDN. Typing hostname -f sets the short name to be "-...
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Highly available ZFS SAN/NAS with SMB and NFS

I've currently got a storage server running Oracle Solaris Express 11 with 12x1tb disks. It currently provides two functions: 1) Providing a datastore for a small vSphere 4.1 farm over NFS and 2) ...
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iostat on Solaris with ZFS - why is wait and %w always zero?

We have a busy server, chocking under a high IO load, at least, that's the feeling I have. Output from iostat -xz looks like this: extended device statistics device r/...
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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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Solaris Multipathed I/O - Physically Removing a Disk

I am a Solaris newbie. I have a Solaris 10u8 machine that is running an attached J4400 and some internal drives. We're using multipathed SAS I/O (stmsboot; mpathadm), so the device mount points have ...
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Priming a ZFS L2ARC cache on Solaris 11.3

Is there a good way to prime a ZFS L2ARC cache on Solaris 11.3? The L2ARC is designed to ignore blocks that have been read sequentially from a file. This makes sense for ongoing operation but makes ...
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“zpool create” hangs indefinitely

I have a Solaris 11.1 machine which has some disks attached to it via an expander (LSISAS2X36) through an LSI 1068 controller. The setup used to work quite decently, but as I have added another batch ...
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Why am I getting only 1gbps between Solaris and VMware?

I have a VMWare ESXi 5.1.0 (build 1065491) host running a Solaris (OpenIndiana) VM as a guest. I have created a private vSwitch for NFS traffic between ESXi and Solaris. The Solaris VM has the VMware ...
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Understanding core dump (Solaris 11 crash)

I'm still trying to get behind crashes on my Solaris 11 system. Recently, a core dump has been written during the crash. Looking into it with mdb yields > $C ffffff0021c09430 vpanic() ...
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join ZFS/Solaris to windows AD 2003/2008 domain

I have a client trying to join his newly updated ZFS/Solaris box to my Windows AD 2003/2008 domain. Here is the command he is using and the error he is getting; Console: root@xxx:/etc/inet# smbadm ...
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What is the easiest way to get mod_perl and mod_dav_svn integrated into Apache on Solaris 10

I've written some software that uses Perl code running inside Apache (using mod_perl) to work with (amongst other things) subversion (using the mod_dav_svn module). I'm currently writing some how-to ...
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How to recover from deleted kernel on Solaris 2.6

I suspect that I have delected the kernel in my Solaris 2.6 workstation. I may have deleted /kernel by accident. Now on bootup I get the error "misc/krtld not found". I have the Solaris 2.6 ...
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What Sun Web or App Server config can cause “Due to a temporary error the request could not be serviced”

I'm not the system administrator for this server but I'm trying to help the group who are sys admins to find a fix quickly. For this reason, I don't have access to all of the server configuration ...
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How to set up IP forwarding on Nexenta (Solaris)?

I am trying to set up IP forwarding on my Nexenta box: root@hdd:~# uname -a SunOS hdd 5.11 NexentaOS_134f i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris The box has 2 network interfaces: root@hdd:~# ifconfig -a lo0: ...
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Solaris 10: Drop disk cache? (to benchmark app)

Is there a command to drop the ZFS and UFS disk caches? (Preferably just one folder hierarchy.) I'm trying to tuning the performance settings of an application that read/writes data from a large ...
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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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Solaris host no longer boots after pkg update: intel_iommu0 generated fault event

I've just been doing some regular maintenance on my Solaris 11 box. I issued a pkg update command to be told that I needed to update pkg. This I did, and rebooted into solaris-1. I then issued ...
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unique identifier for solaris volume

How to get a unique identifier UUID for a solaris volume meta device? I want the unique id like RID in veritas volume manager in solaris.
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COMSTAR and ZFS zvol giving bursty write pattern

I've just built a small NAS/SAN box and am doing some testing with it. Configuration is: 2GB RAM 2x Opteron 265s Iwill DK8N 5x500GB SATA drives (1 spare, rest mirrored) = 1TB usable space Emulex ...
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ldapadd, slapadd, ldapmodify hang when trying to add entries

I have recently installed OpenLDAP on Solaris-10. Whether using slapadd, ldapadd, or ldapmodify, I am able to establish the root node and the child, but when I try to add an entry for a person under ...
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UFS filesystem creation date

How can I find out when a UFS filesystem was created on a Solaris 8 machine?
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haproxy and tomcat intermittent hangs

I am trying to run haproxy in front of tomcat on a Solaris x86 box, but I am getting intermittent failures. At seemingly random intervals, the request just hangs until haproxy times out the ...
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solaris requested cylinder is beyond range of BIOS geometry

Title says it all. I'm a Windows guy, and a bit out of my element here, but a client has an old Solaris machine hosting a Database. The machine turned off for a yet as unknown reason (probably power ...
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Tomcap APR native libraries

I have a Solaris 10 box on which I have successfully built the tomcat native libraries from source which include apr-1.5.2.tar.gz, openssl-1.0.2a.tar.gz, and tomcat-native-1.1.33-src.tar.gz. I can ...
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Recovering data from ZFS mirror

I have two disks from an old server that I believe were a mirrored set. I placed them in a new server and tried to do a zpool import but nothing was found. Does that mean the data that was on them ...
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Solaris 10: BIND 9 Chroot Service fails to start with SVCADM but works when run manually from root

I recently upgraded with Solaris patches and after the reboot my Bind Named services go into maintenance mode. bash-3.2# svcs -xv svc:/network/dns/server:chroot (?) State: maintenance since Thu Nov ...
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Converting from OpenSolaris (EON) to FreeNAS

I have a 6TB RaidZ ZFS array configured on my nv129 based OpenSolaris filer, and I want to upgrade to FreeNAS as painlessly as possible. I remember betas had warnings that they did not support ...
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What is an good way to deploy shared scripts in a Linux/Unix environment?

In our environment we have a variety of scripts that we use on 30+ servers. Currently, we copy the scripts onto each server when the OS is installed. However, this has the problem that changes to ...
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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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SPARC T4, Solaris 11, no access to internet, how to install system headers (or a working compiler)

I need to compile a C program on SPARC T4-1 (Solaris 11) machine that has been deployed to customer network, and it no longer has access to the Internet. Originally during the setup, compilation ...
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Fastest way to share a Solaris (ZFS) file system with two windows servers?

I am setting up a 16TB Storage server (which will eventually double in capacity) to store media. This server needs to be read from by two windows server 2008 clients which host our companies ...
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Accidently renamed the libc library file

I accidently renamed libc library in solaris 10 machine.. commands are not working..IS there any way to restore system back?
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ZFS file deletion and its relationship to disk space

I deleted a large file (many gigs) from a Solaris system and it didn't seem to recover the amount of space on the zpool equal to the size of the file. Is there any reason that I wouldn't see this ...
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How can I improve NFS performance on a gigabit LAN?

I have a Solaris 10 server with a Mac OS X clients on a gigabit LAN. The Solaris server exports a RAID-Z backed NFS share and all the clients connect to it. However, transferring files is slower ...
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What part of Solaris version string IDs the update?

Solaris 10 server. I need to determine if the server is Solaris 10 Update 9 or greater. Can someone interpret the version strings below? What part of those strings identifies the update that has, or ...
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What is the difference between /dev/dsk and /dev/rdsk?

It appears that ZFS interacts with /dev/dsk. I have had success duplicating drive contents one slice at a time using a command similar to cat /dev/rdsk/c1t3d0s0 > /dev/rdsk/c1t4d0s0.
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ssh without password does not work for some users

I have a new RHEL4 Linux box that I am using to copy data to old Solaris 2.6 and RHEL3 Linux boxes with scp. I have found that with the same setup, it works for some users but not for others. For ...
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Automate the FTP process

What is the best way to automate the ftp process. I mean can a script be written which when executed would ftp to a remote system and fetch files with out human intervention. Please suggest.
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How avoid to write the password in the configuration file of SVN?

I am configuring the server SVN Collabnet (v1.5.6.1 for Solaris 10). I succeeded to use the ldap server for SVN authentication. How avoid to write a non encrypted password (XXXXX, here) in the ...
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ZFS backup advice with another server

I currently have two servers both have the exact same hardware, disks, etc. One server (server1) is going to be the "main" server. It's basically a server with raidz2 that has SMB shares on it that ...
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Cannot login to Solaris due to chown on /usr directory

Someone ran "chown -R username /usr" and now I have no way of logging into the box to change it back. SSH has been disabled, X Server won't start so I have no graphical GUI, and the console login ...
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Is solaris better at serving web requests?

I have an operating system class this semester and I keep reading about Solaris' advanced thread scheduling and resource sharing policies. Traditionally I've been a Linux guy for server stuff, but ...
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Patch Management [closed]

I am looking for an open source patch management system that I can install locally. I would like to be able to store and search patches then download them to machines without having to search various ...
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How to install packages on Linux or Solaris on non-default paths?

By "default path", I mean "/usr/local", or other paths managed by root ("system paths"). I have to install many application packages (by that, I mean: svn, httpd, git, perl, python, ...) on a few ...
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Why does doing large deletes, copies, moves on my ZFS NAS block all other IOs?

I've got a Solaris 11 ZFS-based NAS device with 12x1TB 7.2k rpm SATA drives in a mirrored configuration. It provides 2 services from the same pool - an NFS server for a small VM farm and a CIFS ...
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Solaris 10: What does “Page cache” stand for in “echo ::memstat | mdb -k”

When running "echo ::memstat | mdb -k" I get this result: Page Summary Pages MB %Tot ------------ ---------------- ---------------- ---- Kernel ...
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how to create ufs filesystem more than 2tb in solaris?

how to create ufs filesystem more than 2tb in solaris?
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Solaris OS latest version for i386

I am running following solaris OS on I386 processors: $ uname -a SunOS oobleck 5.10 Generic_127128-11 i86pc i386 i86pc $ CC -V CC: Sun C++ 5.8 Patch 121018-11 2007/05/02 I checked on Oracle's web ...
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Process has opened inode that's not on any filesystem?

So I'm trying to find out if the stderr of a process has been redirected to somewhare unusual (it's a java process and I want a thread dump, but it's launched through a nest of startup scripts). I ...