Jul 082013

While it’s very easy to use ZFS we sometime forget that we need to replace faulted disks. Here is a quicky to remember the commands works.
Here is some very basic information on the required steps. I also added infos about zfs boot rpool.

Apr 302013

Life just got better! It’s so nice I need to share this with you guys.

What do you know about file systems? Do you know ZFS?
– No: I suggest you learn it quickly ūüėČ
– Yes: but only on Solaris or FreeBSD… Well the big news is NO MORE it’s now available on Linux.

Jan 152013

Access to Flexlm license server via a SSH tunnel  with port forwarding is possible but require you to do some tweak in Windows or Linux client.

Using SSH or OpenSSH for Windows¬†or Linux ¬†is easy to create a port forwarding. Let say we want to forward all requests to a ¬†remote server license port but pass all requests via ¬†a local port. We will then create a local port 2300 on the localhost and forward it requests to the remote server’s license port.¬†This can be done like this…

Aug 122012

Let’s review how to configure network interface on Solaris 10 (x86 version or sparc). This is what I want to do:

  1. First, I would like to aggregate two network interfaces so it will become one. More bandwidth available and a fail-over will be in place.
  2. Second, I want to add virtual interfaces so I would have dedicated IP address for some services. (Examples: web servers, a NFS server, a Samba server, DNS, Sendmail, …).
Mar 292012

Network card aggregation with Linux RHEL 6.x, (also called Port bounding or Channel Bonding) it mean the merging of two (or more) network card into one single virtual card (bond0 in this case). This is a non exhaustive information, a mini how-to. For more detail see¬†Redhat documentation. Changes were made between RHEL 5.x and 6.x — here is an updated version.

Feb 212012

I found myself in a situation where I use ssh to remotely connect to Solaris or Linux server from a Windows7 OS. After been connected I had the problem of not been able to use the arrow keys to navigate up and down in the command line history.

Oct 182010

Yes samba can be compiled on Solaris 10. Yes it’s sometime difficult. This post will be on x86 architecture. I have discussed a similar topic in a previous post on SPARC architecture. Again I am here compiling and updating it to a newer version of Samba and still having some issue.

Even I need to re-read my posts whenever I compile Samba… it never seem to work as it should… and here I am writing a new post about it!

Aug 252010

Network card aggregation with Linux RHEL 5.x, (also called port bounding). It mean the merging of two network card into one single virtual (bond0) card. This is non exhaustive information, a mini how-to. for more detail see this link.

Apr 232010

This post discusses how to duplicate Solaris 10 boot environment (BE) and how it is possible to Apply the recommended patches (10_Recommended.zip) on that duplicated inactive boot environment. So called “Applying Solaris 10 recommended patches to inactive boot environment”.

Apr 162010

Here is how to compile or, compiling Samba on Solaris 10. This was tested done on SUN SPARC architecture.

“Samba 3.5.1 or 3.5.2 does not compile on Solaris 10…”, yes it does! Read this on how I did it. If are trying to compile 3.5 or¬† 3.5.1 or 3.5.2 or 3.5.3 on Solaris 10 and it stops on “Linking shared library bin/libtalloc.so.2” this is why…

Compiling Samba on Solaris 10 is sometime not that easy but yes it is possible. You could either try it with gnu gcc or with sun studio C compiler. I prefer to do it with gnu gcc since it should be more compatible with autoconf, autogen, and it’s what everyone uses. In several cases I have seen the problem often occurs with ld. Which ld do we use? Is it gnu ld or Solaris provided ld?

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