(This is a re-post of an earlier blog entry I wrote while at Oracle. Originally published on February 11, 2013 at https://blogs.oracle.com/unixman/entry/how_to_safely_reboot_via )   With the cost and performance benefits of the SPARC T4 and SPARC T5 systems undeniably validated, the banking sector is actively moving to Solaris 11.  I was recently asked to help a banking […]

I’ve had a real blast working with members of Oracle Solaris engineering over the past 16 years, especially most recently with the Solaris Network engineering team.  In preparation for April 29th announcement of Oracle Solaris 11.2, I had participated in the production of a number of artifacts, including the below screencasts that I wanted to share with […]

In February I had blogged about our excitement for OpenStack and areas of intersection with networking. Just hours ago in New York City we’re proud to have announced the next update to Oracle Solaris, named Oracle Solaris 11.2 and the Beta is available now.  (You can read the What’s New highlights here.)  It includes a ton of […]

Solaris Studio 12.4 Beta is open! The Oracle Solaris Studio team is now accepting nominations for customers to participate in the Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 Platinum Beta Program.  For more details about the Oracle Solaris Studio Platinum Beta Program including opportunity to participate, please visit the Oracle Solaris Studio Platinum Beta Program Oracle Solaris Studio is Oracle’s […]

The goal of this blog entry is to familiarize the reader with the reasoning and methodologies behind easing deployments of Oracle Solaris, as enabled by technologies in Oracle Solaris 11.  The entry is intended to build awareness and instill confidence for deploying Oracle Solaris 11 technologies in large installations; whether on the SuperCluster platform or […]

In addition to basic networking services like routing, bridging, firewall services (among others), the Oracle Solaris 11 Networking technologies portfolio provides an in-kernel Layer 3/Layer 4 load balancer, with support for multiple load-balancing algorithms.  It also has built-in health-check capabilities and is configured and managed using the ilbadm(1M) command.  We also provide support for Virtual Router Redundancy […]

One of the computing industry’s dirtiest little secrets is that the total time spent nurturing a system is largely comprised of the time it costs to maintain it vs. the time it takes to deploy it.  Managing change, delivering updates, rolling back due to unforeseen circumstances or scripts gone astray — all are just examples […]