The ‘Solaris system administration’ Archives
Posted November 28, 2005 by

Solaris: List Detailed Package Information with pkginfo

The pkginfo command lists information about one or more packages installed on a Solaris system. It has a verbose setting to display detailed information about a package which includes the software version number, the number of files and space occupied on disk, and the date of install.

Posted November 28, 2005 by

Remove a Solaris Package with pkgrm

Most software provided for a Solaris system comes in a package. Removing an installed package is easy, but any command associated with “removing” is worth your attention.

Posted November 28, 2005 by

Solaris: List Installed Packages with pkginfo

The pkginfo command in Solaris is capable of providing detailed information about the packages installed on a system. This tech-recipe describes some of its uses in listing numerous packages.

Posted November 27, 2005 by

Solaris: fuser to find users or processes making filesystem umount fail

Before unmounting a filesystem, Solaris checks to ensure that no files are open to prevent loss of data. The following are steps that can be followed when a filesystem won’t unmount.

Posted November 27, 2005 by

Solaris: Unmounting a Filesystem with umount

Most filesystem mounting or unmounting is automated for a system at boot or shutdown, but there are times during system maintenance and working with NFS shares, for example, when manually unmounting a filesystem is important.

Posted November 27, 2005 by

Solaris: Disk Usage of All Users on a Filesystem

The quot command provides a quick measure of the disk usage of multiple users on a filesystem.

Posted November 26, 2005 by

Solaris 10: Create Multi-Terabyte UFS Filesystem

Solaris 10 supports UFS filesystems up to 16TB (with files up to 1TB). To do this, the newfs command needs to be modified when creating the filesystem.

Posted November 15, 2005 by

Get Detailed Solaris Memory Information with prtdiag

A simple command will provide detailed information about the specific memory configuration of a Sun server, information such as the sizes and locations of memory banks. This can prevent cracking open the case and the associated downtime.

Posted November 15, 2005 by

Display Solaris System Configuration with prtconf

The prtconf command is a valuable tool for determining the devices attached to a Solaris system. The total system memory is prominently displayed and the devices and peripherals attached to the system are displayed in a tree format.

Posted November 8, 2005 by

Enable/Configure FC-AL/SAN Devices with cfgadm in Solaris

Solaris 9 requires some tinkering to play with SANs. This tech-recipe describes the procedure.

Posted July 30, 2005 by

Solve Solaris metadb or metainit: Segmentation Fault errors

The Solaris Volume Manager is a replacement for Solstice DiskSuite and provides software RAID functionality of Sun Solaris systems. If the following scary error message crops up, don’t panic, try this fix.

Posted May 20, 2005 by

Solaris 10: Enable NFS Server

The new service management facility in Solaris 10 provides a powerful means of administering services. This addition to Solaris means significant changes to operations related to service administration. This tech-recipe describes the command that will enable the NFS server in Solaris 10.