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Powerdown parameter for Solaris boxes.

I came across one unique parameter which I would like to share on our gurkulindia, specially for small business organisations where we dont have seperate power backups for DC. Has anyone noticed while working on Solaris boxes if you will power down (init 5 or poweroff...

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System Controller battery (BATTERY at SC/BAT/V_BAT has exceeded low warning) failure in T-series servers.

System Controller battery (BATTERY at SC/BAT/V_BAT has exceeded low warning) failure in T-series servers. Many a times you will get a hardware error in /var/adm/messages (or at ALOM/LOM prompt, console messages) for SC battery failure, In this post I will explain the battery replacement procedure along...

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Solaris Network Performance Tuning : know about TCP window size

Our Unixadmin, John from xyz company,  recently upgraded one of his server’s network interface card  from the old one with 100MB speed to a new one with 10Gig speed , and the reason is to improve the speed for the backup of the server. After the NIC Upgrade  john found that the server network...

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SSH Tunnels – System administrator’s friend or foe?

Let us assume that our system administrator Jack is supporting for a server environment in which a small set of servers  are located in DMZ (Demilitarized zone ) network . In order to connect any DMZ server Jack has to ssh from his machine (windows PC/Unix...

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Understanding Network VLANs

Virtual LANs or VLANs are virtual separations within a switch that provide distinct logical LANs that each behave if there were configured on a separate physical switch. Some Important points about VLANS.  All the servers connected with in a VLAN will have same broadcasting domain, and...

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Volume manager Migration from LVM to VxVM in Linux – Part 1

  We all know that storage is key requirement for any server environment and the requirement for storage is always dynamic in nature. When we talk about the cost, providing highly redundant storage to each server is most expensive task for any organization and no company...

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Deployment and understanding of LDOMS (Logical Domains)

Deployment and understanding of LDOMS (Logical Domains): Ldom technology allows us to allocate a system’s various resources such as memory, CPUs and devices (I/O,Networl interfaces etc) into logical groupings and create multiple, discrete systems each having their own operating system, resources, and identity within a single...

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Linux Network Troubleshooting

Network connection problems include slow connections, as well as complete loss of connectivity. Factors that may cause slow connectivity include incorrectly configured domain name system (DNS) settings, inefficiently configured routing tables, inferior cabling, overloaded servers, and network congestion. The same set of factors, as well as...

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Solaris SVM : Repartitioning Drives for Operating System Upgrade

Below instructions useful to deal with a common issue in upgrading an operating system (OS) where the existing partitions, which were fine for the operating system (OS) prior to upgrading, are not large enough to hold the same file systems of the new OS. As a example, one of...

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