Category: Solaris11 Admin


Solaris 11 – How to Manage Software Packages in Solaris 11

Getting Information About Packages  Use the following commands to retrieve information about packages. No special privileges are needed to run any of these commands. pkg list     The pkg list command tells you whether a package is installed in the current image and whether an update is...


Solaris 11 – How to Manage Solaris System Processes

Using the ps Command The ps command enables you to check the status of active processes on a system, as well as display technical information about the processes. This data is useful for administrative tasks, such as determining how to set process priorities. Depending on which...


Solaris 11 – How to Change Hosts General Information – Date, MOTD,nodename

How to Manually Set a System’s Date and Time Become an administrator. Enter the new date and time. # date mmddHHMM[[cc]yy] mm         Month, using two digits. dd           Day of the month, using two digits. HH         Hour,...


Solaris 11 – How to Configure Solaris SMF services

How to Modify an SMF Service Property This procedure shows how to modify the property that identifies the user that can start a service. Become an administrator   Change the value that is assigned to the start/user property.First, give the FMRI to identify the appropriate service....


Solaris 11 – How to display Information About Files and Disk Space

How to Display Information About Files and Disk Space Display information about how disk space is used by using the df command. $ df [directory] [-h] [-t] df       With no options, lists all mounted file systems and their device names, the number of 512-byte...


Solaris 11 – How to Display System Performance Information

Display virtual memory Statistics   You can use the vmstat command to report virtual memory statistics and information about system events such as CPU load, paging, number of context switches, device interrupts, and system calls. The vmstat command can also display statistics on swapping, cache flushing,...


Solaris 11 – How to Shutdown a Solaris 11 System

How to Shut Down a System by Using the shutdown Command Become the root role. For a multiuser timesharing server shutdown, find out if any users are logged in to the system. # who Shut down the system. # shutdown -iinit-state -ggrace-period -y -iinit-state Brings the system...


Solaris 11 – How to reduce the Solaris Reboot Time using Fast Reboot

The Fast Reboot feature of Oracle Solaris is supported on both SPARC and x86 platforms. The Fast Reboot feature behaves differently on SPARC based systems than it does on an x86 based systems. On x86 based systems, Fast Reboot is the default. On SPARC based systems,...


Solaris 11 – How to manage Solaris Run Level Scripts

  How to Use a Run Control Script to Stop or Start a Legacy Service Become an administrator Stop the system service. # /etc/init.d/filename stop Restart the system service. # /etc/init.d/filename start Verify that the service has been stopped or started. # pgrep -f service Example 1...

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