Jan 122010
 

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.

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Oct 152009
 

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.

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Jan 022009
 

In Solaris 10, if you want to find the processor type and the number of physical processors installed on the system and the number of Virtual Processors available on the system then the psrinfo command does job for you.

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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
 

I discussed here about resetting the password on Sun Solaris Operating system in SPARC platform. While the procedure is almost the same wherein you boot with the CD into single user mode and mount the root partition, here we discuss the procedure to reset the password for the root user on the x86 platform.

It is recommeded that the security for the physical access to the server is restricted so as to ensure that there is no unauthorized access and anyone who follows this routine is an authorized personnel.

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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.

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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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