Category Hands on Labs

How to safely reboot during a Solaris 11 deployment via a First Boot script

(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 […]

How-To: Using Solaris’ built-in load balancing service

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 […]