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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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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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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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Service Busy Alarms on USSD GW due to MongoDB [migrated]

We are getting service busy alarms on my machines which are using MongoDB. When the service busy alarm appears, we get the following errors on our Mongo router logs. The OS on these machines is ...
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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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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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What causes perl to import modules very slowly? [migrated]

I am in the process of upgrading our team's bugzilla to the most recent stable release. In the previously used Bugzilla 2.x load times of web pages have been around 2 seconds which was accepted by ...
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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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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 ...
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User home directory issue

recently i have created the user on solaris it has been created successfully when i see the details of the user by logins and id command it shows all the details but when i am trying to switch that ...
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Why is my java process using much more heap space than specified?

I'm running a Java application on Solaris using the -Xmx256M switch. When I connect via JMX, the JVM tells me the application is using about 50Mb of heap, and correctly states the maximum heap size is ...
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Rsyncing to a compressed zpool

I've been Rsyncing from an NFS mount to a local zpool that has compression enabled on it. When I rsync, it copies every file over, not just the new/changed ones. Is this because the file size is ...
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Solaris SMF Services - Method “start” exited with status 96

Hi I'm trying to start a new service on server reboot and I got this error on start: "Method "start" exited with status 96". Also my service in on "Maintenance" state. My service is working when I ...
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Solaris: how to list swap space per process?

On Solaris, how can I find out how much swap space a given process is occupying? Or even better, how can I list all running processes sorted by swap space usage? I'm asking this particulary for ...
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Intel 10Gbps NIC not working within Solaris 11

I'm working within Solaris 11.1 on hardware that is on the Solaris 11 HCL. My Intel X520-DA2 is failing to initialize. Jun 14 03:11:32 ATM-Front-End-1 ixgbe: [ID 611667 kern.warning] WARNING: ...
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Why Ping starts showing results only after a minute

I am running a Solaris 11 system over a local private network 192.168.100.0/24 and I run ping -s to get continuous ping. From the Gateway to my server I get root@mygateway:~# ping -s 192.168.100.42 ...
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Solaris 10 Get latest Installed patches

I'm trying to find out a way to display the LATEST patches installed in a Solaris box. I know the existence of the commands: showrev - p patchadd -p But I'd like to see a list of patches sorted by ...