Bill's Blog Posts
A question came up in class- “What is a Solaris Sparse SRU?” Solaris SRU is an acronym used to describe an Oracle Support Repository Update. These SRU’s are downloaded from Oracle’s support site and used to update a local repository which in turn is used to update the Solaris operating system.
In this exercise you will: Install rsyslog and setup rsyslog to log messages to individual log files. You’ll setup a central rsyslog server and configure an rsyslog client to send messages to the central server. You’ll also learn to customize the message format using templates. Setup:Perform this exercise on any
Description: Setup a server to send syslog messages to a central syslog server Setup: For the example, I’ll use two virtual servers in VirtualBox. “solaris” will be the host sending syslog messages to “logserver,” a second VM. Logserver is a server that you will setup as a central syslog server. For
In this example, I’m going to update a SPARC T4-1 to firmware version 8.9.10 1. Check for the latest version of firmware at this URL: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/systems/patches/firmware/release-history-jsp-138416.html The following table is displayed showing the firmware updates for the entire SPARC family: 2. Scroll down to locate your server. Click on the
How do I open a console window in the Solaris 11 Gnome Desktop? This question comes up occasionally- especially in my transition courses where I have administrators migrating from previous version of Solaris. In those versions of Solaris, administrators used the Java Desktop (Solaris 10) and the Common Desktop Environment
Many of my blog posts come from questions that I receive in the classroom as I travel around the world teaching Solaris, Linux, AIX and HP-UX. I tell my students that I learn something in every class that I teach- even when I teach the Fundamentals UNIX course. It’s because