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Configuring DNS services in Solaris 11

Modifying /etc/nsswitch.conf and /etc/resolv.conf to configure naming services is depricated in Solaris 11, We now perform this task using SMF.

How to display Routing Table

On Linux systems the routing table maps destinations to the router and network interface that IP must use to reach that destination.

Adding a permanent static route in Solaris

When adding routes persistently care should be taken to make sure that routes that you add do not already exist in the persistent configuration.

Network ports used by Veritas Storage Foundation

If you have configured a firewall, ensure that the firewall settings allow access to the services and ports used by SF and SF-HA

Configuring Solaris Link Aggregation

When we aggregate two or more network interfaces we are forming a new network interface on top of those physical interfaces.

Configure DNS services in Solaris 11 using SMF

The previous method of modifying a configuration file to configure naming services no longer works we now reply on SMF.

DNS lookup process

When a name query from a client computer cannot be resolved locally, DNS servers can be queried as needed to resolve the name.

Types of DNS Records

This list of DNS record types is an overview of resource records (RRs) permissible in zone files of the Domain Name System (DNS).

Setting default route on Solaris (updated)

A HowTo article to add or edit the Default Gateway or Default Router in Sun Solaris Operating System.

Troubleshooting common NFS errors

Over the years I have seen some of the most common NFS Error/Issues which occurs in very common now and then to most of Solaris system admins.

Troubleshooting various NFS errors

Identifying and solving a problem is called troubleshooting, which is arguably the most difficult task in any area of computers. NFS is no exception.

SUNW,hme network properties

Sun's Fast Ethernet card is one of the most commonly encountered pieces of hardware on a Solaris system. Internally nicknamed happy meal.

Testing network bandwidth using the NET IPERF command

This article describes how to collect and use network throughput measurements which are used for evaluating the performance of specific services

Configuring link based IPMP on Solaris

IP network multipathing (IPMP) provides a mechanism for building redundant network interfaces to guard against failures with network interfaces.

Basic Solaris Network Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting potential Solaris network services and issues using standard everyday tools ping, snoop, netstat and nfsstat.