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Ubuntu client can't mount Nexenta NFS

I have a Nexenta storage box (Solaris), which exports an NFS share. Mac OS X and older Ubuntu clients can mount the NFS share just fine without any special options. Later version of Ubuntu simply ...
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Installing Tivoli TWS from the command line on Solaris

Is there a HOW-TO or tutorial for installing Tivoli Workload Scheduler 9.2 from the command line? Solaris 11 preferred but anything Unix-like would be helpful. Explanation: the person in charge ...
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Unix Snoop Command

Doing testing on a server right now. Both the client and server are on my machine. I am trying to snoop the packets between them but am not having any luck. These are some variations I have tried: ...
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snoop: cannot open “vnet0”: Permission denied

Getting the error when tried to take a capture on a solaris machine. I have tried to run the snoop command $ /usr/sbin/snoop -o file.pcap snoop: cannot open "vnet0": Permission denied $ uname -a ...
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File system full - except it's not

I've a Solaris 8 box which is reporting that a file system is full: db% tail -2 /var/adm/messages Nov 22 08:32:27 db ufs: [ID 845546 kern.notice] NOTICE: alloc: /u03: file system full Nov 22 08:34:51 ...
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weird DNS issue when looking up a service provider's services [on hold]

I came across an interesting issue today. I was looking up node1.ar.service.com from the one of the 3 DNS servers exposed to the internet. These 3 servers act as authoritative servers at my ...
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NFS compound failed for server foosrv: error 7 (RPC: Authentication error)

I'm setting up an Ubuntu NFS server with a Solaris 10 client. The basic configuration looks okay to me, and it was also working for some time. I'm getting an "RPC: Authentication error" message on the ...
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how to boot and install opensolaris using USB drive

I have a server that does not have a CD/DVD drive.. How can opensolaris be installed using USB interface? specifically what tools/steps that need to be performed to prepare USB flash drive as install ...
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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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Why does a ZFS resilver scan the entire pool?

I have a zpool where I have just replaced a failed disk, and started a resilvering to the new disk. What I don't understand is, why zpool status says it want to scan 129TB, when the size of the vdev ...
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Solaris 11: Make sunrpc listen only on localhost

There is an open port 111 (sunrpc) that I want to secure. On a fresh install of Solaris, how can I get this to only listen on localhost? This, I think, would be a cleaner way than using ipfilter, if I ...
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tail -f without the tail?

Is there a command in Solaris to read a file, and when it gets to the end to stream the way tail does? I need to read the file from the start, and it is a binary file. Information on Solaris and ...
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What is causing visudo to fail with: “visudo: can't stat <filename>: Bad file number”?

We use the #include feature in the sudoers file for organizing our sudo rules on a per-application basis. Our sudoers set up looks kinda like this: /etc/sudoers -> #include ...
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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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solaris 11 express hosting vm's

I have been trying to wrap my head around this one. I have not seen a decent yes/no or how answer yet. I have a solaris 11 zfs server I want to host 2 or 3 vm's on it and have them use a loop network ...
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NFS issue brings down entire vSphere ESX estate

I experienced an odd issue this morning where an NFS issue appeared to have taken down the majority of my VMs hosted on a small vSphere 5.0 estate. The infrastructure itself is 4x IBM HS21 blades ...
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Extremely slow startup of tomcat

I have a tomcat 7 installation on a Solaris 10 server. My problem is that starting the server (or deploying a new war) is extremely slow. It usually take 30 - 60 minutes. The war application is a ...
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Solutions for bridging Solaris/AIX to Active Directory?

I need to have Solaris and AIX systems obtain authentication and name services to AD. I have had some success with Solaris using OpenLDAP as a proxy for user authentication. I have also successfully ...
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Solaris x86 11.1 and qlt driver — only 3/4 ports attach

I'm using the QLogic QLE2564 4-port 8Gb HBA. The problem I have is that when I attach the qlt target mode driver to the card, only 3/4 ports attach the driver. ffffc10006854e58 pciex1077,2532, ...
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How to make ssh fail if port forwarding fails

I have a bash script that runs ssh to create a port forward, using a command like this: ssh -N -i keyfile -L 1000:localhost:22 *remote_ip* There are occasions where the listen port may be busy, so ...
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Solaris 10 inherit group write on ACL

I'm trying to get group write permissions to be inherited in Solaris 10. It isn't working. I've set aclinherit and aclmode to passthrough using zfs set. Unfortunately, a group@:w...:deny rule is ...
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Solaris drive type unknown

I have a server running Solaris 11 with a disk array. I am getting following error when trying to mount the disks: indika@server:~# mount /dev/md/dsk/d14 /mnt/storage/ mount: /dev/md/dsk/d14 no such ...
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ZFS (Solaris 11) - SAS controller died & was replaced - pool is suspended

(Note I will amend with zpool status for clarity, when I return to the server) I have a 6x2TB disk raidz2 ZFS pool which I am hosting in Solaris 11 My original M1015 (flashed to IT mode) installed 2 ...
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High load average, low CPU usage - why?

We're seeing huge performance problems on a web application and we're trying to find the bottleneck. I am not a sysadmin so there is some stuff I don't quite get. Some basic investigation shows the ...
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Can I download Solaris packages directly from OpenCSW?

With Linux Debian and RPM package repositories, I can easily download packages via HTTP using a browser. Is there a way I can do this for Solaris OpenCSW packages? I don't have administrator ...
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Method started exited with status 96 during server configuration

I have this exact same error where "Method started exited with status 96". It seems the solution A default Solaris Apache install will be provided with several template files in ...
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VXFS (veritas) File system filling up - except it's not

I have a Solaris 10 server which is reporting that a file system is filling up: # df -h /opt/CSCObac/var Filesystem size used avail capacity Mounted on ...
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How to install only mysql client on solaris?

I have a mysql server already running on RHEL 5 server. I have other Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 machines (SPARC based T4-4 servers) which need to connect to the server. I downloaded a pkg ...
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df and du show different size and The size of the "/platform/sun4v/lib/sparcv9/libc_psr.so.1

The server is running on Sun Sparc T5220 machine with Solaris 10 installed. I've run into the disk space problem recently. Done many research but haven't found any solution so i hope can get some help ...
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GCC missing from Solaris 11, and server already deployed (no access to internet)

I'm having a peculiar problem, where a server has already been deployed, and it's no longer connected to the network. For it's original purpose, it didn't need any C/C++ compiling tools, and thus ...
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Solaris pam_ldap Authentication Using sshd-kbdint and Failing

Problem Overview Solaris 11 has been configured to use pam_ldap to authenticate users against an LDAP v3-compliant directory server. The Solaris host is only configured to use LDAP for ...
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reboot solaris to “ok” prompt

I need to reboot a solaris sparc machine to the "ok" prompt so I can do a net jumpstart reinstallation on a machine. I have remote access to the machine via the ALOM. How can do do this? Thanks.
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Practical difference between SPARC vs x86

Recently I've been looking into some SPARC devices and their capabilities. But when I look for the differences between the two, I've seen a lot of people using the Ferrari vs bus metaphor If your ...
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Unable to mount fs, disk slice corrupted

please can someone help me with this issue. Now when i started sun server - it run on sunfire t100 and os od solaris 5.10, is display this: checking ufs filesystems /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s7: BAD SUPERBLOCK ...
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Promote Windows Server 2012 to domain controller in an existing samba network

I have a Windows Server that I want to use as a domain controller to push gpo's to workstations that are on a samba 3 domain served from an Oracle Solaris server. If I were to promote this server to a ...
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Cron errors routing to external mail server instead of local

For some reason some usernames on a Solaris 10 system that have cron jobs send the cron errors to an external mail server to be routed back to the generating server which is blocked because of ...
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Solaris - all drives connected to LSI HBA's has same device id

I have deployed several Solaris/ZFS based storage servers but this particular one "Alacritech AIC ANX-1500" is behaving weird. The server has 24 2.5" bays all populated with SSDS. The backplane is ...
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How to get the path details from the proccess ID?

In order to see the path of the running process 25014 I do on Linux the following: ls -l /proc/25014/exe Output: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Mar 9 16:35 /proc/25014/exe -> /etc/syscconfig In ...
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Extract files out of Solaris pkg file without installing

How can I extract the binaries out of a pkg file without adding them to the default locations under /usr or other default folder. I want to add this package under my own directory ...
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insufficient replicas Error in logical domains but primary domain is fine in solaris 10

In my primary box has 5 logical domains in that primary box status and one logical domain status is good but in that remaining 4 logical domain status is unavailable. We didn't change any hard disk ...
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Purpose of the noaccess user in UNIX?

Can someone point me to a document or explain to me the utility or application of the noaccess user? It would seem interchangeable with any other user I might create. What is it's purpose of being ...
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Permission Denied on Solaris 10 NFS share, shared trough Windows Server 2008R2

We have a NFS share on Windows Server 2008 R2. NTFS permissions for ANONYMOUS LOGON and Everyone groups are set to Full control. When mounting this share on our Solaris workstation, it mounts and we ...
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How can I know the absolute path of a running process? on solaris

this is the command to view the process path on Linux ps -auxwe | grep 24466 ( 24466 is only example ) but please advice is it possible to view the path of running process on Solaris if yes ...
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e1000g1 not running how to check if hardware is ok

system : Solaris 10 T2000 When I use the ifconfig -a I see the e1000g1 is UP but there is no RUNNING state. With dladm show-dev I get down. When I replace the cable from e1000g1 to e1000g3 (not ...
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SSH connection lost after random time interval, both sides claim the other closed the connection

I'm connecting to a virtual solaris machine from the windows host system running virtual box. This works for a while but after some time the connection vanishes. The stange thing is that sshd claims ...
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How to boot to shell with Solaris?

I would like to boot Solaris to shell (root prompt) directly for recovery purposes. On linux I would pass a kernel option init=/bin/bash and it would directly boot me into shell without asking for ...
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HP Server Automation - agent misreporting hostname

I've been using HP Server Automation for some time, but have noticed an interesting issue I'm hoping the SF community has seen / knows a workaround to. When the management agent on Solaris or RHEL ...
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What is a good configuration for a zpool built from 8-10 SSD for a home file server exported via NFS?

So we have a bunch of SSD disks and would like to put them in a zpool on a Solaris 10 system. The file system will be exported via NFS to about 50 Ubuntu clients which will mount it as their $HOME. I ...
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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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Solaris 10: installing ghostscript

I installed ghostscript-9.04 and its dependencies from sunfree and was receiving error for missing certain libraries. Then I removed the 9.04 version and installed ...