Category: Solaris Admin

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Eleven Reasons that causes INIT: Cannot create /var/adm/utmpx – Solaris

The utmpx and wtmpx files are extended database files that have superseded the obsolete utmp and wtmp database files.  The utmpx database contains user access and accounting information for commands such as who, write, and login. The wtmpx database contains the history of user access and...

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Quick Fix – Trouble to boot from San Lun in Solaris 10 on Sparc

It is common for Server environments to configure boot disks on external disks so that they can be easily migrated/moved for different reasons. During those scenarios, sometime we will have trouble to boot from the SAN devices and we will encounter with below kind of errors....

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Solaris Storage Configuration – EMC VMAX + POWERPATH / MPxIO + VxVM

To simplify the Storage addition operation, i just made a quick cheat sheet for your easy understanding and  quick reference, since this information cannot be presented as html format i will be sharing it in image format, which you can print and use it as desk...

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Solaris Live Upgrade – Known Issues that frequently fails the Live Upgrade

      While troubleshooting some of the Live upgrade issues in my test environment, I have come across some important list of known issues which causes the Live Upgrade to fail. Even in the past, I have noticed that many Solaris folks complained about the...

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Solaris Tips : Check current active boot device, when used in volume manager (SDS / SVM / VxVM)

During regular maintenance It is often a requirement  to us to determine which  disk we actually boot from when the root volume is under volume manager control.   Solaris on SPARC   Sparc with SVM  # prtconf -pv|grep bootpath: bootpath: ‘/sbus@3,0/SUNW,fas@3,8800000/sd@1,0:a’ Sparc with VxVM Root Volume...

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SAN Storage Migration – Solaris with VxVM

This is a following post for my previous SAN migration post  Solaris host level SAN migration (with SVM) from Clariion to VMAX.   As discussed earlier in my previous post,  many organisations started migrating their Server storage from Old legacy SAN devices ( e.g. EMC Clariion )...

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Solaris host level SAN migration from Clariion to VMAX – Hands on Lab

During the past two to three years,  many organisations started migrating their Server storage from Old legacy SAN devices ( e.g. EMC Clariion )  to new  powerful SAN storage ( e.g. EMC Symetrix VMAX) because of the low performance and maintenance costs involved with legacy storage....

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Hands on Lab – Replacing Failed Disks from ZFS Pools ( RaidZ2 / RaidZ3 ) – Part2

    In my earlier hands on lab post ( Hands on Lab – Replacing Failed Disks from ZFS Pools ( Simple / Mirrored / RaidZ )). I have explained the disk failure scenarios for ZPOOL  mirror and RaidZ volumes, and this post is just continuation to that...

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