OpenSolaris build 01111111: what is interesting

It is second week I am running OpenSolaris build 127. Why important? It contains support of Solaris 10 branded zones. We did a lot of testing (especially RDBMS) running in Branded Zones. So now you may run your old applications and use modern features of OpenSolaris. Continue reading Solaris10-Branded Zone Developer Guide. Start using OpenSolaris now.
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Ordinary user impressions of OpenSolaris updated to build 126

Its being a while since my last blog. And since many projects still in progress I will share my impression about recent build of OpenSolaris b126.

I am long time user of OpenSolaris. This is my tool for everyday work and I have it on my notebook. But still I am just a user, a little of admin, totally not a developer of this system. OpenSolaris 2009.06 was a major milestone with most every features polished to that date. But some was not as good as I wanted them to be. So I came a long road of updating to dev builds. I had all of them starting from 116 till 126. In every build there were improvements as well as new bugs. Only starting with 126 I can say that I feel good about it.

So here is the list why go dev and what you should be ready to. I am not writing in which release bug was fixed. Consider this as a "diff 111a 126" and I am not pretend to show all diff, this is only what is sensitive to me:

  • Firefox was beta in 2009.06 and bunch of needed addons does not work in this beta. That was first reason why I started to go dev. Probably I can go updating applications only, but I decided to have whole system recent. Firefox is 3.5.3 now.
  • System monitor applet had disk activity broken, but now it is fine.
  • Overwall system performance (Compiz at maximum visual, Firefox) performs much better. This is purely subjective.
  • Sound subsystem has changed. Keyboard beep annoying my coworkers. Did not get how to mute it or lower volume perm...
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Настройка GPRS модема в OpenSolaris

На моем ноутбуке до сих пор существуют две операционные системы. Первая — OpenSolaris build 118, в ней я постоянно работаю. И вторая — ее я использую для доступа в интернет на даче, а еще в ней установлен антивирус. Не первый раз возник вопрос, а нужна ли мне та вторая, может я смогу настроить модем в OpenSolaris?

Немного нагуглив я нашел руководство по настройке Nokia E71 в Vodafone UK. Остается все это переделать для SonyEricsson K750i в МТС.

приступаем, делаем ссылку для телефона и создаем файлы настроек.

# ln -s /dev/term/0 /dev/se750i
# touch /etc/ppp/options
# cat /etc/ppp/mts-chat
'' 'ATZ'
'OK' 'AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","internet"'
'OK' 'ATD*99#'

# cat /etc/ppp/peers/mts
user "mts"
connect "/usr/bin/chat -V -t15 -f /etc/ppp/mts-chat"

# echo 'mts * mts *' >> /etc/ppp/pap-secrets

# pppd call mts
CONNECTSerial connection established.
Using interface sppp0
Connect: sppp0 <--> /dev/se750i
LCP: Rcvd Code-Reject for Identification id 223
Remote message: Congratulations!
local IP address
remote IP address
primary DNS address
secondary DNS address

для обрыва сеанса просто Ctrl-C
^CTerminating on signal 2.
Connection terminated.
Connect time 8.6 minutes.
Sent 78100 by...
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Running Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on Sun Logical Domains (LDoms)

BluePrint of Running Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on Sun Logical Domains is available now. In this blueprint you will find step-by-step configuration example of two nodes in two guest domains located on two separate boxes. Use it as starting point to build your own cluster.

This article discusses running Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on servers configured with Sun™ Logical Domains (LDoms). Sun LDoms virtualization technology allows the creation of multiple virtual systems on a single physical system, and enables fine-grained assignment of CPU and memory resources to an Oracle RAC workload. When deployed on Sun's CoolThreads™ technology-based servers, with up to 256 threads per system, this solution provides a powerful platform for both development and production environments. In development environments, multiple Oracle RAC nodes can be deployed on the same physical server to reduce hardware costs, while a production environment can place each Oracle node on a separate physical server for increased availability.

The authors would like to thank Sridhar Kn, Ezhilan Narasimhan, Gia-Khanh Nguyen, Uday Shetty from Sun Microsystems, as well as Rahim Mau, Khader Mohiuddin from Oracle Corporation for their contributions during the certification of Oracle on Sun Logical Domains.

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Oracle database 10gR2 is certified with Solaris 10 ZFS

Oracle Database 10gR2 ( and higher patches) Single Instance (not RAC) is certified with Solaris 10 ZFS on SPARC 64-bit. Please read Solaris ZFS_Best_Practices_Guide. You may need to limit ARC cache.

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Adobe Reader 9.1 for Solaris and OpenSolaris x86.

Get in now


to install run as root on Solaris or do pfexec on OpenSolaris:

    $ chmod +x AdbeRdr9.1.0-1_i486solaris_enu.bin 
    $ pfexec ./AdbeRdr9.1.0-1_i486solaris_enu.bin 
    Extracting files, please wait. (This may take a while depending on the configuration of your machine) 
    This installation requires 171 MB of free disk space. 
    Enter installation directory for Adobe Reader 9.1.0 [/opt] 
    Installing platform independent files ... Done 
    Installing platform dependent files ... Done 
    Setting up libraries ... Done 
    Setting up desktop and menu icons ... Done 
    Setting up the browser plugin ... Done 

And you will get it on the system as well as Firefox plugin.

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Configuring Oracle ASM in Solaris Container with Solaris Volume Manager.

We have learned how to configure Oracle in ASM in Solaris Container. For this we setup our container with raw device access. While this works good it is not good idea to expose device names into container. Virtualized OS administrator should not know about devices in global container. And being attached to special device is not giving flexibility. In this exercise we will migrate from raw device onto SMV metadevice. читать дальше...
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Configuration example of Oracle ASM in Solaris Container.

Configuration example of Oracle ASM in Solaris Container.

In this post I will give you a tip on how to setup Oracle ASM in Solaris Container. The main point of container's configuration is to set proper privileges. Your container should have proc_priocntl (must) and proc_lock_memory (highly recommended) privileges in order to function properly with ASM in it. Use the following as an configuration example when creating container and adjust it for your needs. Please read comments inlined:


# container will be named zone1

# make sure that directory /zones exist and have permissions 700

set zonepath=/zones/zone1

set autoboot=true

set limitpriv=default,proc_priocntl,proc_lock_memory

set scheduling-class="FSS"

set max-shm-memory=16G

# use ip-type exclusive at your wish, non-exclusive is also possible

set ip-type=exclusive

add net

set physical=e1000g1


add fs

set dir=/usr/local

# make sure /opt/zone1/local exist

set special=/opt/zone1/local

set type=lofs


add fs

# mount /distro from global zone into container.

# I have Oracle distribution files there

set dir=/distro

set special=/distro

set type=lofs

add options [ro]


# this device will be used for ASM inside container

add device

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Oracle Database 10g и Real Application Cluster сертифицированы с Sun Logical Domains (LDoms)

Oracle Database 10g и Real Application Cluster (RAC) отныне официально сертифицированы и поддерживаются на Sun Logical Domains (LDoms). Детали доступны так же в technology support matrix. Используя технологию виртуализации LDoms администратор максимально гибко управляет ресурсами системы и получает максимальный уровень безопасности, одновременно увеличивая уровень использования имеющихся серверов.

Среди множества возможных конфигураций я хотел бы специально отметить возможность создания кластера из нескольких нод, расположенных на одном единственном физическом сервере. Начните создавать свой кластер на чипе прямо сейчас.

Ожидайте, скоро тут появится пример конфигурации.

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