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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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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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Mysql Not Accepting Connections

Today Mysql Innodb Data files maxed out. I was attempted to clear out files in order to reduce the size. This my be completely unrelated to the issue, but I thought it would be worth mentioning. I ...
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Is there a Informix command to repair database?

We have a Sun Solaris system running Avaya CMS software. The software uses an Informix database. We have a single drive in the server. The drive began to go bad, corrupting files. We sourced a new ...
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Solaris LDAP client: nss Failure to load dynamic library

On Solaris 10 and 11, I have successfully set PAM_LDAP up. The Solaris host uses a remote LDAP for user authentication. However, I am unable to get TLS working. ldapclient setup I initiate my ...
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Find the reason of why does Sunfire V100 (SunOS 5.9) server not start

I have a Sunfire V100 (SunOS 5.9) server which was working fine till 14th February 2014. After that day we can not access this server. Today I was able to connect server through a console and I got ...
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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 set environment variable in Solaris (in .profile)

how do I set an environment variable in my .profile file that takes into account if the variable exists and appends to it? To explain: I want to do export ANT_OPTS=-Dparam=value but if the ...
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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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How to use a file as a zpool?

If I do dd if=/dev/zero of=/tank/test/zpool bs=1M count=100 how can I treat the file /tank/test/zpool as a vdev, so I can use it as a zpool? It is for zfs testing purposes only.
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How to Automatically Create Home Directory for Active Directory User on Solaris (using PowerBroker)

I have a number of existing users in Active Directory that need a home directory created. They don't log directly in to Solaris but into a service running on that box. If I login as them their home ...
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Solaris /etc/xdg/autostart root script pam_authenticate conversion failure

Im running SOL11.1 and have setup a desktop file to run in /etc/xdg/autostart this calls a main script which calls other scripts. The regular commands work. But the sudo commands doesn't seem to ...
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ipf filter on solaris 11 crashes

First I run: sudo netservices limited then sudo ipf -D disable sudo ipf -E enable sudo ipf -f /home/aubrey/ipf.conf sudo ipfstat -io I also disabled ssh in system services After a few hours I ...
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EMC storage - set login/password VIA naviseccli command

I have two NETRA machines that connected to EMC storage ( EMC flare 28 ) I installed Solaris 10 on both NETRA machines my question - is it possible to set the login and password for EMC storage by: ...
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Do I need X + gnome?

I'm trying to reduce the size of a few solaris installations I have. These are headless T1000 machines running solaris 10. Serving as oracle, apache and jboss servers, is there really any reason to ...
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What is the range of a PID on Linux and Solaris?

What is the maximum and minimum value for a PID (Process ID) on Linux and Solaris?
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How can I set up a VM of Solaris 11 / Sparc on Windows / x86 host? [closed]

I need to test a custom binary that was originally compiled for an earlier version of Solaris on Solaris 11. Being poor, I don't have a spare SPARC server lying around on which I can install Solaris ...
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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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NFS IO priority on ZFS/Solaris

I've got a Nexenta/ZFS NAS that I'm using as an NFS backing store for a small VMware vSphere farm. At the moment I have 9x1TB disks all mirrored (last disk is configured as a write log device). The ...
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How to QoS NFS?

I have the following NFS-based storage setup: Computes nodes are Linux. The NFS servers are Solaris. A not-so-important user runs a bunch of read intensive jobs on a subset of the compute nodes. As ...
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Find number of unused disk bays on a Sun/Oracle server running Solaris

How can you find the number of unused disk bays on a Sun/Oracle server running Solaris? I have a Oracle T3-1 server with four disks. Now I would like to find out how many disks more I can insert. ...
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LDOM Guest Not Booting from NFS Mount

I have an LDOM Guest whose drive is located on an NFS mount. I'm having difficulty booting up some of the guests after the mount is restored. I'm getting the following error in the console: WARNING: ...
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How to remove a “door” in solaris

I have a file of type "door" in solaris 10 (that is a means of interprocess communication). It is somehow left over and I would like to get rid of it. I can not just remove it with rm ... ls -l total ...
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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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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 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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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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Solaris Update Hosts file Without Rebooting

I'm running Solaris 10 and I'm having issues with a particular network and need to replace host entries in my hosts file. I've updated the hosts file. Is there a refresh the hosts entries without a ...
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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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What is default shell for users in /etc/passwd for Solaris 11?

For a Solaris 11 Server Config Review that I am doing, I have following lines in my /etc/passwd file: root:x:0:0:Super-User:/root:/usr/bin/bash daemon:x:1:1::/: bin:x:2:2::/usr/bin: sys:x:3:3::/: ...
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Fix Solaris 11 GNU tools location for RVM

I am trying to install RVM on a Solaris 11 system, the curl -sSL https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable went through, but when I actually try to use rvm, it simply stats "ERROR: Missing GNU tools: grep ...
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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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Solaris 10 very slow ssh file transfers

Trying to copy a few TBs betweek Solaris 10 u9 systems A single scp only seems to be able to transfer around 120MB/min, over a 1GB network. If I run multiple scp copies, each one will do 120MB/min, ...
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Solaris SMF Detect Java PermGen?

Is there a way to detect a Java process is out of memory (e.g. PermGen space) and restart it with an SMF contract?
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How does an UltraSPARC IV+ compare to Intel

I'm trying to compare an 2.1 GHz UltraSPARC IV+ to something I'm more familiar with, and Intel seems to be the benchmark. What would be a comparable processor on the Intel side?
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Solaris non-global zone knowing its global zone

It's my understanding that it is not possible for a non-global zone to determine its global zone, however running this on the global zone creates a file called /etc/global-zone-name in all running ...
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Issues while untaring in Linux- tarball created from Solaris

I am getting an error- Unknown file type 'A', extracted as normal file while un-tarring a set of files which has acl permissions set. I had created the tar file in solaris as tar -cpfv ...
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omnios install to USB stick or SD card

I am building out a NAS and wanted to try using a Solaris derivative instead of FreeBSD for my ZFS shares. My other NAS devices have FreeNAS installed onto a USB stick, which is nice because it ...
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Why does a failed ZFS disk still seem to work fine?

Two disks just failed in my zpool with read/write errors, so I took them out and inserted them in another host, created a zpool just with them, and filled the file system with dd if=/dev/zero ...
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NFS server for storing ESX images

In the interests of avoiding FCvsNFS religious wars, let me first say that I prefer NFS over a standard FC SAN, and also I don't really have the option of using using FC for this anyhow. I'm ...
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How to move a Solaris Container from one zfs filesystem to another on the same server?

This seems like a simple thing to do, if it would only work as documented. However, it doesn't work thanks to some bug in the zoneadm move process. Go figure. Firstly let me show what the trivial ...
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Choosing a zpool size?

Is there a rule of thumb when to create a new zpool instead of expanding the current? Right now I have 100TB and can either expand with another 100TB or create an extra.
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Adding secondary groups and running processes

I made oracle member of a secondary group. Do I have to restart Oracle before it can write to directories owned by this secondary group?
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solaris 9 + metastat + State: Unavailable

please advice I have Netra HW machine with Solaris 9 from metastat command I see the following problems "State: Unavailable" , I give here partial output because the output is very long please ...
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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 ...
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Why is netstat -n different between Solaris and Linux and how can I make it the same?

When I run netstat -n on Solaris I get different results from netstat -n on Linux, even though according to the manual pages in Solaris and Linux the -n flag should do the same thing. My question: ...
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How to make Solaris rescan disk info after hotswap?

I'm running a SmartOS-based ZFS NAS, with a bunch of SATA disks directly connected to the logic board (no fancy disk controller / backplane or anything). A 1.5 TB disk in my zpool recently failed. ...
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Performance issue on solaris 10 zone. Multiple pollsyscalls

We have slow running JAVA program on a Solaris 10 Zone. I ran a truss on the pid and noticed following messages getting generated even when program is not doing anything: pollsys(0x00000000, 0, ...
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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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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 ...