Category: Solaris Admin


Solaris 11 – How to Display Solaris System Information

How to Display a System’s Release Information Display the contents of the /etc/release file to identify your release version. $ cat /etc/release Oracle Solaris Nevada Next Development snv_146 x86 Copyright (c) 2010, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Assembled 29 July 2010 How to Display...


Solaris 11 – How to Modify Boot parameters in Solaris X86 and Sparc

On SPARC platforms, the boot PROM is used to boot a SPARC based system and to modify boot parameters. For example, you might want to reset the device from which to boot, change the default boot file or kernel, or run hardware diagnostics before bringing the...


Solaris 11 – How to Manage Solaris SMF Services

How to Disable a Service Instance Use the following procedure to disable a service. The service status change is recorded in the service configuration repository. Once the service is disabled, the disabled state will persist across reboots. The only way to get the service running again...


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,...

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