Category: Solaris Admin

Solaris Packages and Patches Information Center

Read – [Video] Solaris Patching Strategy Read – Patching Beginners Guide Read – Patching Using Live Upgrade Read – Known Issues that frequently fails the Live Upgrade Read – Find the software package a file belongs to Read – Patching to non-global zones Read – Installing...

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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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Solaris Troubleshooting SDS/SVM: How to Replace a Disk which contained Soft Partitions with

When trying to access a soft partition after a disk replacement, the metareplace command or any direct I/O to a soft partition will fail with the following types of errors: In an instance where d68 is the mirror device, and d28 is a soft partition inside one of...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : Calculate TCP retransmission rate using netstat

This post explains you the information on the TCP retransmission measurement using netstat -s for Solaris. A system with a high retransmission rate indicates network congestion and can cause network oriented applications (like web servers) to operate slowly. Procedure to Calculate TCP retransmission rate: TCP expects acknowledgments from...

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