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How to update Oracle Solaris 11.2 – SRU

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This article will talk about the Oracle Solaris 11.2 SRU update (Jan 2015).  Oracle’s ultimate goal is to make the Solaris patching like Redhat Linux satellite server patching model. There are some companies would like to stick with the legacy OS patching model instead of going for the IPS patching method(Downloading the OS patch bundle and updating it ). Here …

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Oracle Solaris 11 – Beginners Guide

Learning Path Solaris 11

If you are working as a Sun Solaris system administrator, you know that how rapidly Solaris  operating system  is changing from version to version. There were  a lot difference between Solaris 9  and Solaris 10. But people were able to grab the changes quickly in the past when it was transformed from Solaris 8/9 to Solaris 10. ZFS and Zones …

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Shellshock bug – vulnerability on Bash shell

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Millions of computers are using bash shell (command interpreter ). New security flaw has been found on bash(Bash Code Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271) and it allows attackers  can take the system control remotely. Heartbleed wave was just over on last april (Openssl vulnerability ).Is Shell-shock hurts more than Heartbleed ? Off-course  Yes. Heartbleed was all about sniffing the system memory but Shellshock  has opened the …

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Playing with Oracle Solaris 11.2’s Openstack cloud

Openstack on Solaris 11.2

This article talks about how openstack works with oracle Solaris 11.2 and how to use it. In the last article ,we have seen that installing  pre-configured openstack Solaris image as kernel zones ,bare metal installation and installing it on Virtual box/VMware workstation. Once you have install the Oracle solaris 11.2 – openstack image , then follow this article to boot …

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Installing Oracle Solaris 11.2 using USB openstack Image

USB drive - Installing solaris 11.2

Oracle Solaris 11.2 has integrated with openstack for cloud computing. Many of the Oracle Solaris administrators would like to try the openstack stuffs but deployment is not so easy on it. Since Openstack is new to Solaris administrators, oracle provides the Pre-built templates to install Oracle Solaris 11.2  with openstack package to setup in few minutes . This template can …

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Oracle Solaris 11.2’s Virtual components

Openstack on Solaris 11.2

What are the virtual components available in Oracle Solaris 11.2 ? Since Oracle Solaris 11.2 supports openstack (for cloud deployment), what are the core components have been virtualized? In this article,we will see the virtual components  and how it will be useful in real life.For an example, if you want to provision 10 local zones with exclusive IP, You need …

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Converting native zone as Kernel zone – Solaris 11.2

Kernel zone migration

on Oracle Solaris 11.2, as we have already seen that kernel zones are completely isolated from the global zone. Oracle Solaris 11.2 kernel zones supports both backwards and forwards compatibility which means you can also run oracle Solaris 11.3(When it release) on the kernel zone where your global zone can still with oracle Solaris 11.2  In most of the Solaris 11 …

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How to configure and install kernel zone on Solaris 11.2

solaris 11.2 - kernel zone

In Oracle Solaris 11.2,we have new type of zone called kernel zone. This zone is almost similar to SPARC VM (LDOM) guests which can run on its own patch level and completely isolated from global zone. These kernel branded zones are support on both SPARC & X86 hardwares. But  processors should support virtulization  technology(VT) .In X86 hardwares, you have to …

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Ultimate Oracle Solaris 11.2 – Must known Features

solaris 11.2

The only one enterprise Unix environment is keep on changing according to the market demand which is none another than Oracle Solaris. When Solaris 11 released , i have very pleased with  image packaging system and network virtualization . Due to network virtualization,  zone can run with exclusive IP  irrespective of  physical NICS which was really great. But now oracle …

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