Leaving aside the performance improvements and re-engineering and architectural changes in Solaris 11, one of the significant and noticeable changes that comes along with Solaris 11 is the introduction of a lot of GNU tools out of the box. To make it even better, they replace the UNIX default versions. This is my opinion is …
You may find the following error in your JET build install logs: WARNING: BASE_CONFIG: JS_install_patchclust: Unable to locate patch 119545-03 Recently, when building servers using Sun JET (SUNWjet), I found that the patches from the Sun recommended Patch cluster is not installed as a part of the JET build. Digging deeper, I found the above …
tcpdrop is a free utility to drop an established TCP connection in Sun solaris. It is a port of the tcpdrop utility from FreeBSD and openBSD. tcpdrop doesn’t do what it says on the tin and nothing more but does it very well. tcpdrop works in Solaris 10,9,8
For long we used Tracking IP basd IPMP wherein we track the availability of a gateway on the network using ICMP Echo request. When the gateway IP fails to respond it is considered link is unavailable and NIC fails over to the standby NIC in the IPMP group.
The following error on the Sybase ASE intalled on Sun Solaris can occur if the Maximum shared memory allocated is max’d out or if none is allocated, it takes the default value which is “Total Physical Memory /4”. Backup Server: 22.214.171.124:  The ‘shmget’ call failed with error number 22 (Invalid argument). Refer to your …
As we discussed earlier here, you can find the serial number of a Sun Hardware using the utility “sneep”. However, in Sun X86 systems, you can use the pre-installed tool “ipmitool” to find the system serial number. It is not as straight forward as sneep but still is simpl procedure.
Installing Perl modules in Sun Solaris is not as straight forward but is not very difficult as well. Perl module installations in Sun Solaris needs GNU Make rather than the default make tool installed. And, requires using perlgcc to build the Makefile.PL than the default perl binary.
“pkginfo” command can be useful in Solaris to give a detailed listing of a package including the details of number of installed files, pathnames, directories and executables as follows:
When you run any boot command like “boot net” or “boot -s” from the OK prompt (OBP), you may end up with the error FATAL: system is not bootable, boot command is disabled Don’t panic!!!
When you sometimes copy a file from Windows to UNIX/Solaris or even Linux systems, you can find these anooying ^M characters everywhere. This is because, the file from Windows is in DOS (ASCII) format and needs to be converted to ISO format.