Recent Posts

May, 2013

  • 31 May

    How to add ZPOOL-ZFS to Solaris local zones ?

    Oracle is marketing Oracle’s ZFS(Zeta Byte filesystem) is the next generation filesystem. If you say next generation filesystem,will it be enhanced to support OS virtualization ? Yes.It is.Unlike VXVM, we can delegate the entire zpool to local zones.So that we can manage the entire zpool from the local zone level without logging in to global zone.It includes creating new ZFS dataset,destroying existing dataset and managing …

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  • 30 May

    How to assign VXFS FS to Solaris local zone from global ?

    How to assign different type of filesystems from Solaris global zone to local zone ? The filesystem type could be type of vxfs , zfs or ufs. Oracle Solaris offers various way of assigning filesystem to Solaris zones.But we need to find out the best method for adding different type filesystems  to local zones. The best method must meet the …

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  • 27 May

    Certifications – VXVM/VCS-Symantec storage foundation

    The Symantec Certification Program is a valuable investment in the current market.Since acquisition of veritas, its become very important for system admins who needs to be get certified on their products like veritas volume manager and veritas cluster.By completing these certification,system admins will be experts on Installation,configuration,product administration, day-to-day maintenance, and basic troubleshooting. Symantec recommends to take training prior to …

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  • 26 May

    Oracle Solaris certifications for system administrator- 2013

    Oracle has many certification programs.As a system administrator, you may have doubt that which certification should be suitable  to build technical competence. Here we will see the certification path for Solaris administrators.Oracle Solaris certification consists four parts.  1.Oracle system administration 2.Oracle Solaris cluster 3.Oracle Solaris network administration 4.Oracle Solaris security  Please read the important announcement from oracle regarding the system administrator certification. http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=449 1.Oracle system administration: If you are beginner or intermediate level of administrator …

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  • 25 May

    SMF-Service Management Facility administration

    Service Management facility administration:In the last post we have seen how to list the services using SMF commands and here we will see how to administrate those FMRI(Service) using SMF commands.In Solaris Operating system administration, You should have fair enough knowledge to  start,stop,restart the SMF service.And also you should know how to troubleshoot if the service is not coming to online.In the end of …

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  • 23 May

    SMF-Service Management facility:Service information

    As we all know that from Solaris 10 on-wards legacy method of starting and stopping service has been replaced by SMF (Service management facility) service management. Here we are not going in depth of SMF history and theory.Here we will see how to get the list of SMF service installed in server,how to see the dependencies and dependents services,Service tree map and complete information about the services.And …

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  • 20 May

    SCRIPT:To calculate VXVM’s vxprint values & vxdisk size

    We have seen how to calculate the vxprint and vxdisk values manually in the last post.But in  very busy work schedule, its very difficult to spend  time for calculating those values.I have developed the bash shell script(works for solaris) which will give you the volume size ,plex size,Disk size and sub-disk size (GB’s) of specific diskgroup in seconds.Adding to that this script will report the  Diskgroup size …

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  • 20 May

    How to calculate vxvm volume size and objects size

    I am very sure that many of the Unix beginners(i e. veritas volume manager) will be struggling to calculate the values from “vxprint” output and “vxdisk” output to determine the size of the objects like volume,plex,subdisks and disk. Off course there is no easy way to get the values in MB or GB using veritas command. You need to calculate it your self. …

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