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Where Can I Find Oracle Solaris Support for my Business?

In 2010, Sun was acquired by Oracle; Solaris support has been in demand ever since. Solaris first hit the market in 1993 as a proprietary operating system (OS), and since then, it has been known for its scalability (Oracle Solaris allows a developer to deploy...


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PuTTY: setting things right

PuTTY is one of the most popular terminal emulators in use today. Not only is it a free download, it is well written with many options for virtually any U*nx flavor. However, the defaults that come with the download need some adjusting for most implementations....


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The Top Reasons for Choosing Oracle Solaris Software Over Linux

There are many solid advantages to choosing Solaris over Linux, which includes the Oracle Solaris software support system. Solaris runs on a UNIX system and has been around a lot longer than Linux. Linux may have made some big advances recently; however, it can be...


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Live Upgrade and the Need For Solaris Software Support

If you're having trouble with Live Upgrade on the Solaris system, IT support can help you get back up and running like normal. Even though IT can help, there is one thing you should do first. Check to ensure that all patching and packaging utilities are up-to-date. If you're unsure how to...


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Why You Need Oracle Solaris Software Support for Your Business Desktop

All business computer networks require constant upkeep and maintenance to keep them working smoothly and avoid missing deadlines. Oracle Solaris software, like all other operating systems, needs IT professionals to diagnose and repair problems that occur during daily network computer use. What is Oracle Solaris?...


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Solaris Maintenance Keeps Your Business Data Safe and Prevents Outages

Solaris, a UNIX operating system developed by Sun, replaced SunOS in 1993. Sun is now owned by Oracle, and the system is sometimes referred to as Oracle/Solaris. The Solaris OS is known for its scalability and DTrace, a tracing framework that troubleshoots application and kernel...


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Data Center Power Down Checklist

Q: Our company is going to have to power down all the servers in our data center / computer room because of required electrical maintenance.  What steps should I take ahead of time to prepare for this? A: There are 3 main items that need...


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Using Live Upgrade To Apply Patches To Running Solaris 10 x86

The following is my procedure to patch a Sun x4540 booted on a ZFS filesystem with the 10_x86_Recommended_CPU_2012-01 patches from Oracle. # uname -a SunOS jumpstart 5.10 Generic_144489-17 i86pc i386 i86pcls # lustatus Boot Environment Name Is Complete Active Now Active On Reboot Can Delete Copy Status...


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Forcing Speed and Duplex of on-board network interface e1000g on T2000, T5120, and T5220 with ndd

By default the e1000g network interface is set to auto-negotiation enabled, 1Gbps full-duplex. # ndd -set /dev/e1000g<instance> adv_autoneg_cap 0 # ndd -set /dev/e1000g<instance> force_speed_duplex <value> Value Setting Result 1 10Mb/s, half-duplex 2 10Mb/s, full-duplex 3 100Mb/s, half-duplex 4 100Mb/s, full-duplex I found this while reading...


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Auto Negotiation of Speed and Duplex Failing on Solaris 10 bge interface

A Gigabit capable port on some Solaris 10 systems made by Broadcom has difficulty negotiating speed and duplex settings with Cisco network switches. To resolve the situation, the bge interface in question was manually set to 100BaseT Full Duplex as follows. Modified /platform/sun4u/kernel/drv/bge.conf by adding the...


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