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Solaris Troubleshooting DNS : Checking DNS settings to troubleshoot sendmail

In this post we will discuss about the commands to check DNS configuration and functions for sendmail. Follow these steps to: ensure dns client configuration is in place and enabled; verify mail exchanger lookups are successful (if using DNS for mail exchanger lookups). To resolve error...

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Basis Filesystem Management in Linux

In this doc I am trying to present base for Linux Filesystem. I tried to cover Theoratical and Pratical portition where-ever it is necessary. What is Filesystem In simple term you can say a FS is a medium to access your files/directories in any Unix Flavour....

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Solaris Troubleshooting : NFS – Hard vs Soft mounts

NFS-filesystems that are mounted read-write or that contain executable files should always be mounted with the “hard” option. Normally an application is not aware of where the data (files) it is accessing is located – it only knows the pathname.  The data could be located locally in an UFS...

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Redhat Linux : Collect System Diagnosis report for the Support Call purpose

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5 and previous On a default installation the package Sysreport should be already installed. If not you need to install the package “sysreport-.rpm” with the following command # rpm -ivh sysreport-.rpm or, if your system is registered at the Red Hat Network...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : Calculate Collision rate in ethernet network

Collisions may occour on ethernet links which are operating at Half Duplex (HDX). They do not occour on links using Full Duplex (FDX). The normal formula to calculate the packet collision rate is: ( collisions / output packets ) * 100 = collision rate For example: #...

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Sysadmin BestPractices: Configuring loghost on Sun Fire 3800, 4800, 4900, 6800 and E6900

It is considered a ‘Best Practice’ to configure a ‘loghost’s for each server and production domain. A ‘Loghost’ on a Solaris platform can permanently save messages that are logged in the System Controller’s NVRAM buffer. This will insure that they are not lost due to either a...

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VCS : Configuring Veritas Cluster and Configuration files

About the VCS configuration files VCS configuration files include the following: main.cf The installer creates the VCS configuration file in the /etc/VRTSvcs/conf/config folder by default during the VCS configuration. The main.cf file contains the minimum information that defines the cluster and its nodes. types.cf The file...

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