How to get to Solaris 10 Patches post Premier Support

Solaris 10 was originally launched in January 2005, and over it’s lifespan has introduced a ton of ground breaking features, like the ZFS volume manager/filesystem, DTrace, Zones, Service Management Facility, Trusted Extensions and more. But eventually all good things must Continue reading

Installing an OS on an Oracle X7 Server

I often get asked why Oracle doesn’t include CDROM drives or old school VGA and PS2 ports on servers anymore. After all “Isn’t a CD and keyboard needed to install an OS?”. My answer to this, is unlike most commodity Continue reading

SPARC AND SOLARIS, THE PAST AND THE FUTURE

“A LIE CAN RUN ROUND THE WORLD BEFORE THE TRUTH HAS GOT ITS BOOTS ON.”–TERRY PRATCHETT, THE TRUTH Recently there have been a ton of rumors being spread that Solaris is dead, SPARC is dead and that these technologies are Continue reading

OMC Infrastructure Monitoring– Linux Entities

If you have not heard, Oracle recently released some new management technology that lets you monitor resources about anywhere they are installed… on-premises, Amazon Cloud, Oracle Cloud… even systems in your basement lab! In this entry of the series I Continue reading