• Posts Tagged ‘solaris’

    OpenIndiana VirtualBox and NFS

    by  • 19th September 2011 • post

    I have a server called host. It hosts my NFS shares as well as a couple virtual machines using VirtualBox. Recently I had a relapse of NFS performance issues, which basically made it unusable as NFS server.

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    host refreshed with OpenIndiana 151

    by  • 8th August 2011 • post

    Since the opensolaris.org vanished I was left wondering, what I’m going to use for my storage/vm server next. Fortunately Open Indiana raised from the OS ashes and world was bright again for my server.

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    What is going on

    by  • 19th July 2010 • post

    Suddenly world around becomes very strange. First Oracle is breaking it’s promise to keep OpenSolaris running. Then BBC Future Media & Technology is announcing more departments relocated from London to North… Now I just received sad news that Wesabe is closing down. So far I see that  IT related stuff is going downhill… However...

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    Seagate HD is not good

    by  • 21st March 2010 • post

    After reading some posts on Server Room I’ve decided to do some scrubbing on my zfs pools … just in case ( done it a few times some long time ago ) The I’ve noticed that one pool takes ages to scrub: state: ONLINE scrub: scrub in progress for 0h59m, 40.72% done, 1h26m to...

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    Working for the BBC

    by  • 12th October 2009 • post

    It looks like the fortune has turned to me and I’ve got a job at BBC World Service Future Media. Doing Unix systems only, no MS. So far, I love it!

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    Installing OpenSolaris from LiveCD with drivers

    by  • 9th July 2009 • post

    Installing OpenSolaris on HP SmartArray Solaris and OpenSolaris does not include SmartArray drivers, these need to be download from HP Website After that, extract the .pkg directory onto a USB stick Then start the LiveCD, open terminal and type : pfexec touch /ADD_DRV_IGNORE_ROOT_BASEDIR after that install the driver : pfexec pkgadd -d path/to/pkgdir Now...

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    OpenSolaris 2009.6 out

    by  • 3rd June 2009 • post

    I was waiting whole Monday to get my hands on a new release and at the end of it I got it! Very , very long wait it was. Pity I don’t have time to play with it until I’m back from holiday. Even then I will not have much time strait away… I...

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    Seagate Failure

    by  • 21st March 2009 • post

    It looks like S.M.A.R.T has told me that drive in my server is failing. Actually I’ve noticed that when my NFS server just stopped sharing data from it. Still, it was a bad sign, quick look at logs and clear failure messages. Cool. Short trip to a highstreet shop – Maplin and I’ve grabbed...

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    VirtualBox and Sun Unified Storage

    by  • 1st February 2009 • post

    A glimpse of VirtualBox and Sun Unified Storage Simulator. SUSS looks good, Only problem I had was with IPv6, donno if it was due to VBox or SUSS but when I’ve set a static IPv6 it was crashing the interface. Other than that, good stuff, will need to test both products more.

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    Baptop gets para virtual and another trie with Nexenta

    by  • 14th September 2008 • Uncategorized

    After doing converting one of my servers (baptop) from a laptop to Virtual Machine on Xen with full virtualization it didn’t work too fast. Virtual environment was too penalizing. It was less reactive and when calling ( it hosts Asterisk for VoIP )  sometime you we could hear each other for a few seconds....

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