Category: Solaris How-to

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How to find information related to disk space usage – Solaris

This how-to article discuss about    Displaying Information About File Size and Disk Space  Displaying File Size Information in 1024 Bytes on a System With a ZFS Root File System  Find Large Files from a directory Finding  Files That Exceed a Specified Size Limit   

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Solaris Configuration : Configuring Apache2 under SMF

Why we need install Apache2 under SMF manually, isn’t that configured automatically when we install the package ? Actually, If the Apache 2 ( httpd) server is installed along with the Solaris 10 installation, the SMF entries for Apache 2 are configured by default. However, if...

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7 Ways to find CPU information from Solaris

Traditionally, in Solaris computing world the word CPU refers to a Chip planted on the mother board.   Starting from Solaris10, the term vCPU has been introduced to refer each computing entity, ( CPU Sockets, CPU Cores per Socket or  Hardware Threads per a CPU Core)...

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How to Configure Restricted Shell to a Solaris User

The restricted shell can be used to limit the ability of a user to change directories and execute commands. There are two versions of Restricted Shell included with Solaris: Those are: /usr/bin/rksh   –  Restricted Korn Shell /usr/lib/rsh      –  Restricted Bourne Shell, not a...

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Solaris 10 – How to access SVM root disk from fail safe / Cdrom boot

This procedure explains the steps required to access a root filesystem under SVM, during the situation when the solaris cannot boot in normal way and it require to boot from failsafe or cdrom. In this procedure the device /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 is used as our root filesystem slice.....

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Solaris ZFS Command Line – Solaris Admin Reference

The ZFS file system is a new kind of file system that fundamentally changes the way file systems are administered, with the below mentioned features: ZFS Pooled Storage ZFS uses the concept of storage pools to manage physical storage. Historically, file systems were constructed on top of a...

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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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Enabling SVM in Failsafe and password recovery in Solaris.

In one of our previous post “Solaris Troubleshooting (Magic of Solaris 10) – Root Password Recovery for any Solaris 10 (without CD/DVD)”. We tried to show how to recover system’s root password in Failsafe mode without any media for OS having single disk (i.e native device,...

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