Articles tagged 'solaris'

I've managed to find a new home for the Thumper. The noise it's making is driving me absolutely batty, and I have to switch it off at night. I'm also worried about it overheating as the weather starts to improve. So I've managed to secure a deal with Below Zero, an ISP based in Edinburgh with an amazing world-class network. We're going to shift it into the new place tomorrow, so I'm preparing by changing IP addresses before it moves. Read more…

In a previous post, Thumper: Putting Blastwave on ZFS, I quickly saw some information and jumped to completely the wrong conclusion. In the comments, Boyd kindly pointed out that I should probably investigate it a little more thoroughly. So I have. Just to recap, effectively I am trying to install software, with pkgadd onto a ZFS filesystem. The full filesystem is 17 terabytes, and still has 17TB available. The steps I followed were: Read more…

Since the root file system is a meagre 11GB, I figured I'd try and use my ZFS pool for installing Blastwave which is a system built on top of Solaris' own packaging mechanism with access to lots of extra software that I can't live without. Like sudo for example, at least until I figure out how the Solaris native RBAC mechanism works! So, I did something along the lines of: Read more…

This is the first part in hopefully what will become a series on the trials and tribulations I have with a Sun Fire T2000 over the coming weeks while I have it on trial. This is going to be an interesting experience; I have used Sun kit extensively in the past -- I was one of the sysadmins for the Tardis project while at University, and since then I've run a variety of Internet services on Sun hardware, ranging from a SparcStation 5 (homer.mathie.cx, who used to be in the Usenet top 1000 peers, something I consider impressive for that calibre machine sitting behind a 512kb/s leased line) to a Sparc Ultra 30 (initially my desktop machine, eventually drusilla.wossname.org.uk, a replacement for homer). So I'm reasonably familiar, if a little rusty, with Sun hardware and Solaris. OK, OK, homer ran Linux, but at least all the Tardis kit was a mixture of Solaris 7 & 8 (with one machine, brigadier still running SunOS 4.1.4!). Read more…