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The command psrinfo -pv is the command you are looking for. It gives you the number of physical cpus plus the count of virtual processor per physical processor. For example on a V880 it looks like this: The physical processor has 1 virtual processor (0) UltraSPARC-III+ (portid 0 impl 0x15 ver 0x23 clock 900 MHz) The physical processor has 1 virtual ...


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I can't disagree with Danila -- if you have a support contract, use it. In fact, you'll probably want to use it to upgrade from Solaris 11 to Solaris 11.1. That said, your problem is that the local repository you've attached is newer than your installed system, and doesn't have the matched set of packages. You want to get the Solaris 11 repository ISO ...


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First off, what models are they -- The little one on top looks like a Netra of some kind. The big one is obviously an Ultra Enterprise 4500. Second, quick crash course on Sun hardware, probably applicable to the box on the bottom more than the one on the top: As others have pointed out, if you want to use video you need a 13W3-to-VGA adapter (or a ...


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Sparc IV processors enjoy a supercomputer-like memory bus that has only been approached or equaled by the introduction of Core i7. As a result the are good at churning through large quantities of data (think database, large analysis) at a consistant rate. Actual Dhrystone benchmarks usually trail Intel. UltraSPARC-T1 processors plow through parallel ...


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Oracle dropped support for US IIIi processors in Solaris 11 (official announcement). Solaris 10 will work fine.


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This isn’t the solid documentation you asked for, but it may aid in the decision-making process: Vendors (both hardware and software) are phasing out support for Itanium across the board — you’re likely to struggle to be able to buy Itanium kit from anybody except HP fairly soon. That said, RedHat doesn’t have a habit of dropping support for a platform ...


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There was a time when people bought Itanium for performance - that time has passed. There was until very recently a time when people bought Itanium for it's Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) features - the introduction of Intel's Xeon 75xx series means that for all but a fraction of a percent of server buyer that time has also passed. As ...


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Debian. See http://www.debian.org/ports/sparc/ for information.


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If this is production SPARC T4 box with Solaris 11 on it. If i was in your situation, I would not mess with it and get a hold of Oracle support. Especially in the case of the doubt while installing one of the crucial systems aspects as system headers for "gcc" while being in the state of "I'm not at all familiar with how solaris package management works." ...


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I guess Itanium would be faster for a database system than x64 (x86-64) but as warren and Mo said before, it doesn't look good for Itanium support in the future. Oracle probably wants you to go with SPARC soon. So I'd say make a decision between x64 and SPARC, not between anything and Itanium. Microsoft say Windows Server 2008 R2 will the be the last ...


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If you have system console, you can issue an "init 0" to shut the machine down without rebooting. This should drop you to an "ok". You may need to send a stop-a if the "ok" doesn't appear. Sometimes the system hangs going down.


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Gentoo: Some project information can be found here -> http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/base/sparc/index.xml


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The GNU version of ls can be found in the coreutils package at Sun Freeware.


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Really hard to get a valid comparison for general use. You'll have to go for specific applications. System design greatly impacts it too. I can tell you that when UltraSPARCIV+ was new, the new at the time Intel chip comparison went roughly like this (keep in mind that the IV+ version of SPARC is quite dated now): SETI@Home (and other FP heavy stuff) on ...


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You can obtain the physical memory information using kstat -c pages. The numbers are in pages; use the pagesize command to get the page size in bytes. Use swap -s for the current swap utilization.


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If you're using Solaris 10 or OpenSolaris, www.blastwave.org has 4.3.4 (CSWgcc4, I believe.).


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The short answer is: Install VirtualBox on your Linux machine Install Solaris 10 on VirtualBox Install JET on your Virtual Solaris 10 Install the blade off the virtual Solaris 10 It can be done entirely via the network, using JumpStart (a.k.a. JET). If you want more detailed instructions, I've written a tutorial some time ago.


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To see if the files are installed on your system you can use: egrep 'crt(begin|end)' /var/sadm/install/contents If they aren't installed, you can grep for them in the Solaris install media: egrep 'crt(begin|end)' /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_10/Product/*/pkgmap


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There are two options: xauth + magic cookies, where you set the DISPLAY variable to the host you want to see the gui on: from client-machine ssh to server-machine, export DISPLAY=client-machine:0 xterm On the other hand, a much better and easier solution is using the -X option for ssh. This sets up an automatic tunnel for forwarding the X connection. ...


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On our scientific work load, which, to be honest, has a lot of integer and I/O bits, we see about a factor of 2 faster for equal speed CPUs for x86 systems vs Sparc systems. Now, some of that, no doubt, is the compiler. Gcc does a fairly good job of generating code for the x86 vs the Sun C compilers on the Sparc. On my personal usage on the home systems ...


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This problem was due to a failure of a foreground NFS volume to mount, due to the NFS volume being unavailable. To fix this I booted into single user mode (Thanks lain!) and modified vfstab so that it would not try to mount the volumes. Then I continued boot and everything came up fine. In the future I will use option bg (for baground mount) in vfstab, ...


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Intel's Xeon 75xx series chips inherited 90%+ of the RAS features of their thoroughly enterprise class Itanium chips when launched last year. Their stability, especially when coupled with 75xx-aware OSs such as Server 2008 R2 and RHEL 5.5, is significantly better than their other x86 counterparts. These chips are available in servers by all the main vendors ...


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Well for the second problem, cron may be disabled. You can use the command: svcadm enable cron to reenable it. To restart cron you can use: svcadm restart cron


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Probably not whilst still using Solaris 8, you'll probably need to upgrade to get that functionality.


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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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Servers are noisy, that's what they do. You have three options; use hacks/updates to disable or reduce the fan speed forcefully replace the internal moving (noisy) components with quieter ones Buy a noise reduction cabinet Move the server into a proper server room 1 is stupid, reducing the fan speed is NEVER a suitable option, 2, 3 and 4 will cost. Up ...


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That should be capable of running Solaris 10 have a look here and there is official documentation from SUN here too


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This wikipedia article seems to indicate the Solaris 10 is fine.


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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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