Archive for the ‘Sun & Solaris’ Category

Fishworks finally released

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Sun's super-secret-squirrel storage appliance project has been under wraps for years now. We're talking Apple style secrecy. About a week ago they finally launched product.  Another cool bit of news is that there is a vmware 'simulator' version available for download. cool. The "fishworks" project was rumoured to be Sun's NetApp killer ...

ZFS and Containers

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Upside: good granular resource management. efficient disk usage. Downside: one Solaris kernel. shared ethernet interfaces. Solaris Containers ( = Zones plus Resource Management) and ZFS is pure joy, especially the ability to clone zones to save disk space. There is a bit of a gotcha though. As Solaris hasn't got boot ...

Sun Multithreaded 10 GbE Networking Card

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Sweet! Maximum Ethernet transfer rate 10 Gb/sec for each single port 16 Gb/sec total for both ports Host Interface x8 lane PCI-Express 1.1 Network Interface Two instantiations of XAUI, IEEE, 2002 compliant Optics 10GBase-SR, 10GBase-LR IEEE 802.3ae 2002 compliant

Sun LDOMs on Coolthreads servers

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

  I set up LDOMs on a T2000 recently to have a play and learn about them. This pdf is a good intro to LDOMs. Basically, the steps are; install solaris (11/06 or greater), upgrade firmware, install LDOM software, configure installed solaris instance as the first control LDOM, reboot. repeat, rinse, RTFM ...