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Improving SAS multipath to JBOD performance on Linux

I'm trying to optimize a storage setup on some Sun hardware with Linux. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. We have the following hardware: Sun Blade X6270 2* LSISAS1068E SAS controllers 2* ...
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VDI Comparison - VMWare View vs. XenDesktop vs. Sun VDI

We're looking at implementing a VDI solution where I work. Currently, we run a mostly Linux shop with Windows clients (Samba PDC too). We've been evaluating a VDI solution for use and was wondering ...
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Giving a new life to an old SPARC machine - boot and install related problems

My problem isn't one you encounter on a daily basis, yet I find interesting enough to share and ask for help. From the beginning: the academic scientific group I am a member of (we are focused on ...
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OpenJDK vs. Sun Java6 on Ubuntu

Due to past (bad) experience resulting from the GCJ stuff being provided by default on certain distributions, I've always traditionally installed the official Sun Java package on servers. On Ubuntu ...
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VirtualBox guest network lost after host disconnects

I am running VirtualBox both on a Snow Leopard OSX host machine and on a Windows Vista host machine. Whenever my host machines lose internet connection the guest machines seem to lose internet ...
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Sun Solaris - Find out number of processors and cores

Our SPARC server is running Sun Solaris 10; I would like to find out the actual number of processors and the number of cores for each processor. The output of psrinfo and prtdiag is ambiguous: ...
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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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Sun T5120: Memory issue with 8GB DIMMs, “Unsupported memory configuration”

I'm trying to upgrade RAM in a Sun T5120 server, replacing 2GB (Sun P/N: 501-7953-01) with 8GB DIMMs (Sun P/N: 511-1262-01). When bringing up the host system, I get the following errors on the ILOM: ...
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Restore old SunOS tapes

I have some old SunOS tapes I need to look at the table of contents before I shred them. Is there a Linux solution to restore these tapes?
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Beginner SAS and server questions

I am a c++ programmer and database administrator looking to expand my knowledge of server administration and maintenance. I have read the Wikipedia pages and several other documents I found by ...
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Resetting SP password using jumper P20 doesn't work on Sun Fire x4600 M2

The Sun Fire X4600 M2 Servers Service Manual says installing a shorting jumper across the P20 header pins will reset the SP password and clear the BIOS password. I installed the jumper then powered up ...
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Oracle automatic patch download

I need to update/patch the firmware of a lot of Sun/Oracle systems quite frequently. To do that I first need to download the latest firmware snapshot by hand from Oracle's saggy and unsophisticated ...
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How can I use Glassfish under Linux as a reverse-proxy?

Question says it all. I would like to use SUN Glassfish 2.0x server as a reverse-proxy server, so that when someone hits this server, he/she is transparently redirected to an internal web site, which ...
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How can I prevent an old Sun PC from freezing when its keyboard is unplugged?

I'm responsible for an old (5-10 yrs?) sun PC providing an important service. However, whenever the keyboard is disconnected, it stops everything it's running (even stops responding to pings), and ...
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Active Directory memberOf LDAP syntax

I want to add a user (from Sun IDM to Active Directory) to more than one group. The command memberOf: CN=AAA,OU=AAA,DC=AAA,DC=AAA is for only one and I want to add a second one immediatly after the ...
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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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Sun Grid Engine Array Job Individual Resources

Is it possible in Sun Grid Engine to have array jobs where each subtask has a unique requirement? For example I may have an array job for which each task has a small unique requirement but I do not ...
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How can I connect to some old Sun servers?

We have some old Sun servers (V125, V210, V240, T2000 amongst others) sitting unused and I've been asked to find out if there is anything useful on them before they get wiped and disposed of. ...
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unable to install sun jdk on ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.04 x64 and I'm trying to install sun jdk for opennms. sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk when i run above given command i get following msg: root@fido:~# sudo apt-get install ...
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Compatibility of (legacy) Sun Hardware?

I have a couple (well a lot more than that..but for the sake of the brevity.) of sun enterprise 250 servers with solaris installed on them. I want to know if any version/flavor/distro of linux can be ...
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Sun Tool-less Slide Rails Removal for X4150

I have some tool-less slide rails for some 1ru x4150 sun servers. I can't seem to see how to remove them. Sun in their wisdom did not include this seemingly important information in their ...
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Update BIOS on Sun Fire X4150 server

I have some Sun Fire X4150 servers with a very old BIOS release (1ADQW015), which seems to have some compatibility problems with WMware ESX Server 3.5 and Windows 2008 R2 virtual machines; so I want ...
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Can a SUN ALOM system (non-CMT) send SNMP traps?

I configured Nagios to receive passive service checks via SNMP traps from SUN remote management boards (ILOM/ALOM in their slang). This works great for ILOM-based SUN servers, but i couldn't find out ...
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How can I tell SGE to stop assigning work to a compute node?

I want to mark a node (or set of nodes) as "offline" in the sense that I want Sun Grid Engine to stop assigning new work to them. This would be for some kind of maintenance work on the nodes ...
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Proper way to create a zfs off an existing directory?

Lets say I have an rpool with etc/ as a regular directory within it and now I want to create a separate zfs rpool/etc, obviously inheriting all the data I had in original /etc. What would be the most ...
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How do I wipe a Sun Santricity SAN Array

I need to wipe all data from an out of support SUN Santricity array before we send it to EMC for a trade in. (Yes EMC is took our SUN in part for a CX-480) Does anyone have advice on how to wipe ...
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Identify and/or clear alarm on Sunfire X4200 via ILOM

I've got a customer with a remotely-hosted X4200 and all they know is that there is an amber alarm light on the front of the server. I've been asked to identify the offending component (if any) and ...
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SunFire LOM - MIBS?

I've got a collection of SunFire hardware here, X2100, X2200 and X4250. Sun seem to have made it spectacularly difficult to find MIBs that I can use with net-snmp to monitor the state of the hardware ...
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Xm setup on SunFire X4200

I'm trying to set a Xen VM on a SunFire X4200. I'm using Debian Wheezy and have followed this guide https://wiki.debian.org/Xen which I used in previous attempts on different servers and worked ...
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Sun-JRE on CentOS-4.8 RPM error: post-install scriptlet failed, exit status 5

I have a server with CentOS 4.8 installed. The provided is rubbish, but there's only a few months left, and they're busy being sued by Chase bank, so I doubt I can get CentOS 5. I wiped the server ...
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Enterprise Grade PHP Application Servers

I am on the lookout for a commercial PHP (application!) server that comes with Vendor support to use with enterprise scale applications. I know that it quite easy to put everything together myself ...
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Updating OpenBoot PROM on Sun Fire v440

After i have updated ALOM firmware on Sun Fire v440, i decided to update OpenBoot PROM, but when i try to load the patch using boot disk /flash-update-SunFire440 i get: SILO Fatal Error: Multiple ...
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Did the solar event mess up my wireless printers?

I have 5 wireless printers on my network, Brother HL-2170CWs, and not long after the massive solar flare on Tuesday, 2 of the 5 wireless printers are failing to connect to the network.
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Can a Sun rack be converted to a normal rack?

The Sun rack with PN 595-5953-01 does not use the normal rails like HP and IBM uses. Does there exist Sun rails so standard servers can be put in it? Or perhaps those L-shelves, where you lay the ...
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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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Horror stories with Sun ZFS? [closed]

My companny is considering purchasing two 7320's in a cluster. Anybody have anything good or bad to say about the platform?
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Manually installing Sun Java and Debian/Ubuntu virtual java packages

I've installed Sun Java 6 manually since Canonical has removed it from its package repo (I use Ubuntu 12.04). Now I have the following problem: when I want to install a package which depends on Java ...
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How to easily Install “make” utility on Sun 5.10 server?

I have this machine, which doesn't have installed "make" utility, and I need it in order to install other utilities, have you folks done this before on a Solaris 10 machine? This is the output I got ...
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Sun LOM alerts

I'm monitoring Sun hardware using SNMP to gather information from the LOM card. One of the datapoints I'm monitoring is a voltage status MIB which alerts if any of the internal voltages becomes too ...
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Identifying failed hard drive in RAID

I have a server which is running customized version of Debian. It is attached a sun storage raid. It has very limited tools and installing new tools is not allowed. :( This message I see in dmesg: ...
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Can't access my Sun X2270 Fire Server BIOS/ILOM

I just purchased two 2nd hand Sun X2270 Intel servers and i can't boot or access them. They have a Service Processor installed but i don't get any signal on VGA output. If i add an ethernet to the ...
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Lowering fans noise level on Sun Fire v440

Sun Fire v440 has been placed in the same room, where i'm working. It seems that it makes much more noise, than reactive plane does. I've already updated ALOM Firmware and even OpenBoot PROM, ...
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Centos: Package Managed Sun JRE

Is there no yum repository with Sun's JRE available (don't really need the JDK)? From looking around everyone simply recommends manually downloading and installing the binary that Sun/Oracle provides. ...
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Best practices for mounting Sun SAN NFS on Linux (Debian Squeeze)

Anyone got bestpractices for how to mount a nfsshare from Sun(Oracle) Unified Storage? We run the usual hard and nfs4 on debian squeeze. We run our VMs through this NFS share with Xen. When our SAN ...
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What version of sun grid engine am I running?

I'm poring over the SGE documentation and I can't find a simple version kind of command. In particular, I want to read up on this system that is already installed via Rocks 5.2.2 and I want to be ...
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Has anyone obtained an invitation to SUN Cloud?

Does anyone here know how to get an early invitation to the Sun Cloud?
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Sun Fire X4200 (not M2) Firmware (BIOS/ILOM)?

i've running BIOS/ILOM 1.0 and it sucks with the hyperthreading sync error flood :( I just got my hands on a nice Sun Fire x64 server but I'm in a bit of a bind.  I need BIOS and ILOM files for a Sun ...
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Pinout: RJ-45 to DB25 adapter for SunBlade 2000

Our suite got new carpet this weekend, and as I was moving the machines out of the way I pulled apart the serial adapter. The RJ-45 clip held fast, and the metal body was screwed tight to the machine ...
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Disk not available for use under Linux on Sun hardware

We have a Sun 4140 running Linux (CentOS 5.5). A disk failed in a software RAID-1 array. We powered off the system and added a two new disks to empty slots in the chassis (we couldn't simply replace ...
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Prevent owner to change permissions on network share

we have a Sun Storage Appliance (7110) with a SMB/CIFS share configured. It is joined to our Active Directory. What I am trying to accomplish is: ordinary Domain Users (builtin AD-group) should have ...