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

Adding fonts in Solaris 11

posted on 25th Oct, 2012

fontconfig is used to manage all types of fonts including PostScript and TrueType fonts in the Solaris desktop environment.

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Creating a Flash Archive Recovery (FLAR) Image

posted on 10th Oct, 2012

This article provides simple instructions to create a Flash Archive image that can be loaded onto the target system to recover from a failed drive.

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Using ipmitool to reset ILOM root password

posted on 1st Oct, 2012

If you have root access to the OS you can use the ipmitool to reset the root password on the ILOM

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Restricting Access to SSH Connections

posted on 28th Sep, 2012

A set of direcetives that are under used are the AllowUsers, AllowGroups, DenyUsers and DenyGroups to restrict user and groups remote access with SSH.

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Securing SSH on Solaris 10

posted on 28th Sep, 2012

It is strongly recommended that sites abandon older clear-text login protocols and use SSH to prevent sniffing of sensitive data off the network

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Proxy settings needed to update IPS packages for Solaris 11 zones

posted on 19th Sep, 2012

need proxy settings to update IPS packages for Solaris 11 zones

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Repairing a corrupt SMF Repository

posted on 8th Aug, 2012

Without a working SMF repository the system will not be able to boot. This article provides the steps to restore a working copy of the database.

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Solaris UADMIN commands

posted on 24th Jul, 2012

The uadmin command is tightly coupled to the system administration procedures and is not intended for general use

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