Moving Oracle Solaris to LP64 bit by bit

| Oct 1, 2014

A few people have noticed a trend in the Oracle Solaris 11 update releases of delivering more and more Solaris commands as 64-bit binaries, so I figured it was time to write a detailed explanation to answer some of the questions and help prepare users & developers for further change, as it now becomes more critical to deliver shared objects in both 32-bit (ILP32) and 64-bit (LP64) versions.

I’d like to thank Ali, Gary, Margot, (more...)

OpenWorld: Solaris Events on Monday

| Sep 27, 2014

OpenWorld looms! If you're in town by now, you probably already know what you're doing on Sunday as our newly-minted CTO takes the stage at 5 PM, so let's jump ahead to Monday.

Here are some sessions to consider (and yes, there is some overlap here and there...):

  • 8:30 AM - Mark Hurd's Keynote (Moscone North, Hall D)
  • 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Breakfast
  • Your first chance to join us at Systems/Solaris -land, at (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 […]

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 :)


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...)