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Absent other factors (known bugs that affect your environment/planned environment, vendor/software requirements, existing corporate environment, etc.), install the latest version of the OS you intend to use.


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ZFS is likely using most of your memory as ARC cache. Should you want to know how your RAM is used, run this command as root: # echo ::memstat | mdb -k On Solaris 10 10/09 and newer, this displays something like this: Page Summary Pages MB %Tot ------------ ---------------- ---------------- ---- Kernel ...


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I realize that this is an old thread, but in case someone stumbles across it, it is worth noting that this appears to now be possible in Solaris 11: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23824_01/html/821-1453/gexkw.html#gexnc There is now a '-I' option that allows snoop to work with IP-layer devices.


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To get a POSIX environment on Solaris, you need to put the standard conformance directory (/usr/xpg6/bin, the number can be different in different Solaris versions) early in your PATH, before /usr/bin or /bin. There is a POSIX-conforming sh in there (it's ksh, in fact), and a few utilities react differently depending on $PATH even though they come in a ...


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The route command has the -p option, in OpenSolaris and I believe Solaris 10 as well. From man route: -p Make changes to the network route tables per- sistent across system restarts. The operation is applied to the network routing tables first and, if successful, is then applied to ...


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SPARC VII processors have 4 cores and Simultaneous MultiThreading (SMT) which allows them to run 8 threads simultaneously. L1 cache is 128Kb per core and L2 cache is 6Mb per CPU chip there is no L3 cache. 8 CPUs will allow for simultaneous execution of 64 threads. You appear to be getting threads and cores confused. Each CPU contains 4 cores. Each core ...


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Yes, they were removed, by the IP Datapath Refactoring project described in this mail thread from the architecture review.


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It looks as though your pool, tank, is comprised of four disks in a striped configuration; e.g. RAID-0 with no redundancy. Try bringing the disk back online (reseat it, if it's hot-pluggable), check its connections. Run the zpool online command, as given in the error message. See what happens. Short of that, I don't believe there's a way to get a listing of ...


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The posts are correct, you cannot snoop loopback traffic on solaris. You can't tcpdump it, you can't wireshark it. You can't dtrace it. Many have tried. OpenSolaris supports it (via the clearview project).


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The memory is filled with unmapped pages of data read from disk. It's kept in memory because those files may be read again and keeping the data in memory saves a disk read. Free memory is forever wasted, so the computer tries to keep as little of it as possible. For example, say you run a program. The program terminates. The program is still in memory, but ...


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Given your ZFS encryption requirement, your only choice is Solaris 11 Express. Solaris 10 doesn't support ZFS encryption and probably never will.


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It's getting "too localized" here, but anyway: http://www.coniugo.com/ still offer RS232-capable GSM modems. I bought a USB version from Conrad, and I guess they ship to the UK. Beside that, maybe it's possible to use a web based SMS service for your normal notifications and use the Nokia exclusively for Nagios notifications (so Nagios will reach you ...


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NFS 4.1 (minor 1) is designed to be a faster and more efficient protocol and is recommended over previous versions, especially 4.0. This includes client-side caching, and although not relevant in this scenario, parallel-NFS (pNFS). The major change is that is that the protocol is now stateful. ...


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I do not like the instructions on the opensystems blog you pointed to, as it replaces the default service in SMF. This is bad as it is likely that a future system patch will revert your changes. Here's my take on it, from a default system state: Disable the system syslog: svcadm disable system-log Download and install (using pkgadd) syslog-ng from ...


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On older-solaris, the load-average is the average number of runnable and running threads. In other words, it is the number of threads running on the CPUs, plus the number of threads in the run queue, waiting for CPUs, averaged over time. So... a CPU that completed processing 10 threads for the last second... and had 5 more waiting to be processed would ...


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Here is a simple exemple with less: let's assume we have a file my10MBfile $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/my10MBfile bs=1M count=10 10+0 enregistrements lus 10+0 enregistrements écrits 10485760 octets (10 MB) copiés, 0,0454491 s, 231 MB/s $ ls -l /tmp/my10MBfile -rw-r--r-- 1 max max 10485760 avril 23 22:49 /tmp/my10MBfile $ df -m /tmp ...


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You already have the solution. Use dd inside solaris to do this on each filesystem dd if=/dev/zero of=file.iso bs=1M count=<the amount of free space you have in megabytes> You will likely run out of space for a few seconds at the very end of the file creation, as soon as you get your disk full error, delete the file, shutdown the machine and image ...


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As the the comments demonstrate, the SB2500 has issues reading the DVD. Usual causes are either in the recording side, some DVD recording applications cannot refrain to modify the iso they record, the media, or the server side, for example dvd recorded at too high a speed for the drive to properly read it. Often, using a CD recorded, especially at a lower ...


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Use the scadm command. However, scadm was not included in early versions of Solaris 10 for the T2000. See the T2000 product notes.


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Have you tried something like: ldapsearch -LLL -h hostname -b "" -s base -D cn=admin,dc=yourdomain,dc=com -W "(objectclass=*)" vendorversion objectClass isGlobalCatalogReady vendorname Source


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This has always been my biggest hassle with Solaris. Essentially if you're going to compile something, you need to make sure ALL of the following are correct: CFLAGS / CXXFLAGS (for C++) LDFLAGS (for the linker) Possibly LD_LIBRARY_PATH Make sure any include dirs (specified with -I) and library dirs (-R and/or -L) match the architecture you're building ...


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In my case, to compile PHP 5.4.7 I had to add the PHP_LDFLAGS env var as well: LDFLAGS="-L/opt/selfcompiled/libs/64 -L/lib/64 -L/usr/sfw/lib/64 -m64" PHP_LDFLAGS=$LDFLAGS


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Not as detailed as your Linux example but you could use the ::memstat macro in mdb: # echo ::memstat | mdb -k Page Summary Pages MB %Tot ------------ ---------------- ---------------- ---- Kernel 178001 1390 69% Anon 52748 412 21% Exec and libs ...


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Two likely things here: 1) is there a perl in a different path? Maybe it's run by hand from there. 2) your "LD_LIBRARY_PATH" equivalent is PERL5LIB. Check around and see if there's anything setting that. after you get that figured out, time to start carving yourself a better paddle :) There are lots of options including building a complete library tree ...


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If that user already exists, and SSH is in it's default configuration, you don't need to do anything. Unless you (or a predecessor) have restricted which users are allowed, sshd will allow any existing user to SSH in to the box. If there is an error message you are getting, you'll need to add it to the original post so we can see what's happening.


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It may not be zfs - you have lots of free memory, so consider this possibility - echo 'pg_contig_disable/D' | mdb -k If the output is: echo pg_contig_disable/D | mdb -k pg_contig_disable: pg_contig_disable: 0 You may be experiencing a sort of NUMA issue. Solaris 10 tries to facilitate faster memory access by setting up blocks of memory for ...


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The system that has this same issue for us is a V880 Removing these patches: 143643-04 requires 144500-19 147440-02 kernel patch 147713-01 requires 144500-19 147436-01 requires 144500-19 147434-01 requires 144500-19 147266-01 requires 144500-19 144500-19 kernel patch Fixed my boot up problem! But now we are 2 kernel updates behind and Oracle does not have ...


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Try http://people.redhat.com/~rjones/virt-what/. Correct me if I'm mistaken, but I think Red Hat uses this in their Satellite to detect and group virtualized systems.


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The definition of 'virtual' is too loose. If we assume that for AIX you mean any AIX image which is an LPAR (or a micro-partition, or any other terminology IBM chooses) then you can use uname -L, for example, nonlpar# umame -L -1 NULL lparhost# uname -L 5 lparhost If you mean WPAR, you can use uname -W and a result of 0 means you're not in a WPAR, a ...


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It may be bug 6970542 Try setting: export DTRACE_DOF_INIT_DISABLE=1 I've seen that problem on a number of test machines which were working normally and then started to get really slow startup times. On JDK 1.6.0_26 it works properly again.



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