Archive for the ‘Solaris’ Category

Today we are going to go through the process of splitting a zpool.  This is not something that you will do often, but when you do it, you must be very precise and do it properly. Create Our Test Zpool First we will create a ZFS to hold our disk images. Next we will create […]

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 06:00 | 0 comments
Categories: How To, Solaris, ZFS

Recently I ran into an issue where I had a zpool that wasn’t imported in a system, and I was unable to import it due to zpool version incompatibilities.  This can happen if you are going to a older revision of Solaris or if you are crossing platforms between ZFS and OpenZFS.  This posed an […]

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 06:00 | 0 comments
Categories: How To, Solaris, ZFS

Renaming a zpool is not as intuitive as I would expect, but it is still pretty simple.  We accomplish this through a three step process, export the zpool, import the zpool (using a new name), validate our mountpoints are how we want them (probably using the new zpool name). Now why might I want to […]

Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 06:00 | 0 comments
Categories: How To, Solaris, ZFS

Today I am going to document the process of install BIND in Solaris 11.  I am using a Solaris 11.1 zone for this task, though nothing in this is specific to zones, and it should work on previous versions of Solaris 11.  I have done this quite a few times and it is not a […]

Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 06:00 | 0 comments
Categories: DNS, How To, Solaris

In this article we are going to go over Datalink Multipathing Protocol (DLMP) available in Solaris.  DLMP is similar to IPMP, however there are some key differences, the biggest being the layer at which it operates.  DLMP operates at the datalink layer of the OSI model, while IPMP operates at the network layer.  Due to […]

Monday, May 19th, 2014 at 06:00 | 0 comments
Categories: How To, Solaris
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