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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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VCS 6.1 : How to Configure vxfen driver for cluster I/O fencing using vxfenconfig?

The vxfenconfig command configures the vxfen driver using parameters found in /etc/vxfenmode file. For a list of possible parameters and usage information please see the manpage for /etc/vxfenmode file. If this file is omitted I/O Fencing defaults to SCSI3 functionality. vxfenconfig command configures the vxfen driver...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : Interpreting SCSI Errors from /var/adm/messages

While handling storage related issues, it is important to Unix Admin to take the decision about disk drive replacement.  The interpretation and understanding of the cause of SCSI message blocks is one important part that influences the drive replacement decision.   This article will help you...

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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 – Sendmail Troubleshooting Reference

The Difference Between the Sendmail Daemon in Solaris 9/10 and Prior versions With the release of Sendmail 8.12.1, significant changes were made to how Sendmail is installed and used. Historically Sendmail was installed as a set-uid binary that was owned by user root. Due to the security...

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VXVM 6.1 – How to Use Vxattachd to send notifications during VxVM disks are being Detached?

The vxattachd daemon monitors Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) for disks being attached. The vxattachd daemon reattaches the detached plexes or sites if the corresponding disks become accessible. vxattachd analyzes the output of the vxnotify command, and waits for a failed disk to attach. When a disk...

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Solaris 10 – How to Setup Locales using localeadm?

One of the most important factor for application programs is that the locale . Locale define the  native-language environment, code sets, data and time formatting conventions, monetary conversions and the standard library functions of ANSI C. A locale name is follows the pattern of base language,...

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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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