Faster Boot with Many Devices

In addition to its highly touted features such as Kernel Zones and Unified Archives, the just-released Solaris 11.2 has some nice unsung optimizations that are noticed less because everything works the same, but faster. One set of optimizations improves the scalability and efficiency of the devfsadm daemon, which is responsible for managing the namespace of devices under the /devices and /dev mount points in the filesystem. This daemon is very busy at boot time (more...)

Oracle Solaris 11.2 and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 Now Available

| Jul 31, 2014

Oracle Solaris 11.2 is now in full release (aka "General Availability"), and that means there are even more great things for you to take advantage of. Although there’s been a lot written about it since the launch event in April, it’s worth taking a step back and considering what it all means.

“Zero to Cloud” in minutes

A lot of the press has been about OpenStack, but how does it really help our (more...)

Solaris 11 – Zones for Oracle Database and RAC

As simple as that! ZONE CONFIGURATION Steps: 1.Create the zone configuration; 2.Specify datasets and devices; 3.Configure network; 4.Configure resources and limits; 5.Verify and commit; 1.Create the zone configuration: Zone configuration is created and maintained through zonecfg utility. To create a new zone we shall use the following syntax: This will open an interactive interface for […]

Finding And Deleting Old Files (on Unix and Windows)

I needed to write short scripts to delete old files on a Windows Server. It’s a very easy task on UNIX flavors but the limited capacity of Windows command line made me worried. You can use a simple “find” command to find old files on UNIX. For example, the following command will be enough to find and delete files older than 7 days:

find /folder/ -type f -mtime +7 -exec rm {} +

For the (more...)

My Presentation on Oracle Solaris Zones Capacity Management

So one more successful annual conference of All India Oracle Users Group (AIOUG) happened on November 9th and 10th at Hyderabad, India.

Earlier I used to attend Oracle database sessions at AIOUG but this time AIOUG board had done a remarkable job by extending the coverage to Solaris topics. Obviously as (more...)

Lucky to find it…

Earlier this month I was able to bought the book “Sun Performance and Tuning: Java and the Internet (2nd Edition)” for only 190pesos at some bookstore :)

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Amazon sells it for 2400pesos.. ;)

It’s a pretty old book and was published around 1995-1996 but the content is still interesting. This led me to research more on the author and all of his work. Well hey! This guy is a recipient of the Michelson Award by Computer Measurement Group (CMG) I strongly suggest you subscribe to the monthly MeasureIT publication.. lots of good stuff on performance. The name of the mystery guy is (more...)