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How To Create a Ramdisk For Your Solaris Zone

Following entry is an example of how one might want to create a ramdisk for a Solaris Zone from the global system. Ramdisks can be used for many purposes due  to their fast access and nonvolatile nature. To create a Ramdisk in Solaris, we can use “ramdiskadm” command. What I . . . Read more

Promoting a ZFS File System

This came up at work a while ago when I was trying to troubleshoot an issue with a particular zone I was working with. Although promoting a zfs file system is a very well documented bits of ZFS, it just could not stop me from blogging about it. I have . . . Read more

Visuwords Awesomeness

I am not a native English speaker, my first language is Turkish. Years ago, when I was in college in the US, I had the chance of taking various kinds of courses. Among the technical courses that my studies required, we also needed to take English classes. Visuwords is an . . . Read more

Validating SMF manifest with xmllint

Have you ever wondered why you get the following error but not a detailed explanation of where the actual error resides? # svccfg validate ds7-manifest.xml svccfg: couldn’t parse document I have an xml smf manifest I am trying to validate and the system tells me that there is something wrong . . . Read more

GlassFish V3 SMF in Solaris 10

Prior to GlassFish 3, the SMF service could be created with the following way: # asadmin create-service –passwordfile /opt/SUNWappserver/glassfish/domains/domain1/passwordfile /opt/SUNWappserver/glassfish/domains/domain1 This no longer applies as the system informs me with the following message: Deprecated syntax, instead use: asadmin –passwordfile /opt/SUNWappserver/glassfish/domains/domain1/passwordfile create-service [options] … The domain directory specified does not exist: . . . Read more

Configuring VNC server on OpenSolaris 2009.06

I installed OpenSolaris 2009.06 on VirtualBox recently and I needed to login with a vnc viewer such as tightvnc remotely. You should note that the following is not the most secure way of accessing opensolaris since I am setting it with root. The first thing you need to do is . . . Read more

Solaris 10 10/09 and NVIDIA Drivers

Solaris 10 10/09 ,Update 8, was released couple days ago and you can get your copy here. I decided to upgrade the workstation that was running Solaris 10 U7 with Live Upgrade. The particular workstation had NVIDIA graphics card installed in it. I did not have any problems running Solaris . . . Read more