Solaris SA-200 S10 – 1

I plan to continue this as a series . Let us hope that I will have the courage to do so. This will not be having detailed things, but this will be having tips and important points to remember.

Day one

How to start a solaris install without gui: boot cdrom -nowin

How the installation goes with Memory limits ?

<128 CLI
<384 min GUI
<512 GuI
> complete Kiosk mode

standard upgrade vs live upgrade

live upgrade no downtime, more diskspace needed.

Cluster lists : /var/sadm/system/admin/.clustertoc

Installed Cluster : cat /var/sadm/system/admin/CLUSTER
bash-3.00#  cat /var/sadm/system/admin/CLUSTER
CLUSTER=SUNWCall

bash-3.00# cat /var/sadm/system/admin/INST_RELEASE
OS=Solaris
VERSION=10
REV=0

By default, the Solaris OS installation methods create only
the / (root) file system, /export/home, and swap partitions.

The subnet mask is stored in the /etc/netmasks file.

bash-3.00# cat /etc/netmasks
#
# The netmasks file associates Internet Protocol (IP) address
# masks with IP network numbers.
#
#       network-number  netmask
#
# The term network-number refers to a number obtained from the Internet Network
# Information Center.
#
# Both the network-number and the netmasks are specified in
# “decimal dot” notation, e.g:
#
#               128.32.0.0 255.255.255.0
#
10.80.120.0     255.255.255.0

Solaris Runlevels

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Netapp filer

Has a concept called filers which is a type of disk storage device which owns and controls

the file system and presents files and directories over a n/w, typically LAN.

No need for block storage – hence no need for Storage Area network with FC protocol.

Netapp now supports iSCSI, FC and FCoE

The filers use NetApp’s proprietary operating system called Data ONTAP which includes code

borrowed from Berkeley Net/2 BSD Unix.

Each Filer has a proprietary NVRAM adapter to log all writes for performance and to play the

data log forward in the event of an unplanned shutdown.

When used for file storage, Data ONTAP acts as an NFS server and/or a CIFS server, serving

files to both Unix-like clients and to Microsoft Windows clients from the same file systems.

WAFL, as a robust versioning filesystem, provides snapshots, which allow end-users to see

earlier versions of files in the file system. Snapshots appear in a hidden directory:

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