A collection of system administration hints and tips, tricks and articles for the Solaris operating system in all its variants.

Installing distributed shell (DSH) on Solaris, Linux and MacOSX

posted on 20th Oct, 2013

Using dsh (distributed shell) to run commands in parallel on multiple servers

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Removing a node from an active VCS cluster

posted on 8th Oct, 2013

In this article we look at the requirements needed to remove an existing node from a VCS cluster

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Enabling SNMP on Solaris 10 and Solaris 11

posted on 19th Sep, 2013

This article provides the simple steps to enable SNMP on Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 systems.

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Patching Solaris with PCA

posted on 7th Jul, 2013

Not only does PCA generate a list of patches and downloads them, it also resolves dependencies between patches and installs them in the correct order

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How to allow root login on Solaris 11

posted on 25th Jun, 2013

After your installation of Solaris 11 has completed, you will not be able to login directly to the console as the root user

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ZFS versions in Solaris 10

posted on 13th Jun, 2013

This article describes available ZFS versions, features of each version, and the Solaris release that provides the ZFS version and feature

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Allowing root to login directly on Solaris 11

posted on 24th Jul, 2014

So you have a fresh install of Solaris 11 and you cannot login directly as root because it is a role…

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Activating FASTREBOOT to reduce Solaris 11 boot time

posted on 17th Mar, 2015

The Fast Reboot feature loads the kernel into memory and then switches to that kernel so that the reboot process occurs within seconds.

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