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Oracle Solaris, Solaris 10, Solaris 11 Express, Solaris 11, Oracle VM for SPARC and Illumos resources, news, and support articles.

POSIX 2008 locale support integrated (illumos)

A year in the making... and finally the code is pushed.  Hooray!

I've just pushed 2964 into illumos, which adds support for a bunch of new libc calls for thread safe and thread-specific locales, as well as explicit locale_t objects.   Some of the interfaces added fall under the BSD/MacOS X "xlocale" class of functions.

Announcing Oracle VM 3.3

Oracle VM 3.3 was
announced today,
providing substantial enhancements to Oracle's server virtualization product family. I'll focus on a few enhancements to Oracle VM Manager support for SPARC that will appeal to SPARC users:

  1. Improved storage support: The original Oracle VM Manager support for SPARC systems only supported NFS storage. While Oracle VM Server for SPARC has long supported other storage types (local disk, SAN LUNs, iSCSI), the support in the Manager did not.

Lessons from a decade of blogging

I started my blog June 17, 2004, tempted by the opportunity of Sun’s blogging policy, and cajoled by Bryan Cantrill’s presentation to the Solaris Kernel Team “Guerrilla Marketing” (net: Sun has forgotten about Solaris so let’s g

Why you should Patch NTP

This story about massive DDoS attacks using monlist as a threat vector give an excellent reason as to why you should apply the patches listed on the Sun Security Blog for

Enterprise support and the term abroad

Delphix customers include top companies across a wide range of industries, most of them executing around the clock. Should a problem arise they require support from Delphix around the clock as well. To serve our customers’ needs we’ve drawn from industry best-practices while recently mixing in an unconventional approach to providing the best possible customer service regardless of when a customer encounters a problem.

Broadening node.js contributions

Several years ago, I gave a presentation on corporate open source anti-patterns. Several of my anti-patterns were clear and unequivocal (e.g., don’t announce that you’re open sourcing something without making the source code available, dummy!), but others were more complicated.

Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again error message

Sometimes the Windows uninstall program leaves orphan files after a removal event. Here were the error messages and some background information.http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/iWebar-91441-program.aspxhttp://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Sense-102076-program.aspx"Windows cannot find 'C:\users\myuser\AppData\Local\Temp\iwebar.exe""Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.""Windows cannot find 'C:\users\myuser\AppData\Local\Temp\sense.exe""Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."

Setting up SSL for Solaris 11 LDAP (ldapclient to use LDAPS)

Following on from my last blog about "Setting up SSL for Solaris 11 LDAP client (changing AD password from Solaris)" I thought I would finish it off by changing my name service from LDAP to LDAPS. Hopefully your system is already talking to Active Directory over LDAP for all your authentication ("Solaris 11 Authentication Login with Active Directory").

illumos, identification, and versions

Recently, there has been a bit of a debate on the illumos mailing lists, beginning I suppose with an initial proposal I made concerning the output from the uname(1) command on illumos, which today, when presented with "-s -r" as options, emits "SunOS 5.11".

Virtual Disk Performance Improvement for Oracle VM Server for SPARC

A new Solaris update dramatically improves performance for virtual disks on Oracle VM Server for SPARC.

Prior enhancements improved
virtual network performance,
and now the same has been done for disk I/O.
Now, Oracle VM Server for SPARC can provide
the flexibility of virtual I/O with near-native performance.

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