Mar 192008
 

To add a Static Route in Sun Solaris operating system, you can use the route command. This will dynamically update the Kernel IP Routing table. However, when a server is restarted, these routes will be lost. To prevent this from happening, add a startup script S76static-routes with all the route commands for the static route that needs to persist. This will ensure that the route gets added at boot time.

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Mar 192008
 

IP packet forwarding is the process of routing packets between network interfaces on one system. A packet arriving on one network interface and addressed to a host on a different network is forwarded to the appropriate interface. While this is a job for the network router, Servers with multiple interfaces connected to different network can perform this action as well. This behaviour as a router is a default in Sun Solaris Operating Systems.

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Jan 292008
 

In my previous write up here, I wrote a brief description of the Sun VTS (Validation and Test Suite) which can help one to run tests on any Sun Supported hardware and hardware components and report the health status and identify faulty devices. Now, lets get installing and run Sun VTS in Solaris 10.

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Jan 212008
 

There is every little chance that one loses or rather forgets the root password of his Sun Solaris servers. In the event, this happens, there is a way out of it. Well the way and infact the only way is to reset the password as there is no way to recover it. Recovering/restting the password involves booting the server in Single User mode and mounting the root file system.

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Jan 212008
 

As you are aware of, every Operating System has a Hardware Compatibility List (HCL). The Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) identifies hardware that is compatible with the Operating System and provides information about available software support.

Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) for Solaris 10 OS:

http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl/data/sol/

There are totally 906 system which includes OEM & System Vendor Products, VMWare,Servers, Desktops, Laptops andMotherboards and 1568 system components

Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) for Solaris Express Developer Edition:

http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl/data/sx/

This includes 975 Systems and 1602 system components

Jan 212008
 

Solaris Operating System for x86 Installation Check Tool checks the system on which you try to install the operating system and report if the system can run the Sun solaris OS properly.
The download is a simple ISO file which then needs to burnt onto a CD to create a boot CD. Once created, start the X86 system with the CD. The ISO can be downloaded from here.

For Sun Solaris Express Edition, click here

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Jan 212008
 

OpenSSH is a free opensource version of the SSH connectivity tools. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks unlike Telnet,rlogin or ftp where the data is not encrypted and transmitted in plain text. Additionally, OpenSSH provides secure tunneling capabilities and several authentication methods, and supports all SSH protocol versions.

Solaris 10 is by default installed with SSH server and the clients. However, if you have chosen to ignore SSH at the time of installation or have started the install with a minimal install then you may need to install OpenSSH manually.

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Jan 212008
 

OpenSSH is a free opensource version of the SSH connectivity tools. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks unlike Telnet,rlogin or ftp where the data is not encrypted and transmitted in plain text. Additionally, OpenSSH provides secure tunneling capabilities and several authentication methods, and supports all SSH protocol versions.

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