The ‘Solaris system administration’ Archives
Posted May 19, 2005 by

Solaris 10: Connect or Login to Zone Console

Once you have a non-global zone installed or running on a Solaris 10 installation, connecting to the console of the zone is often useful. This provides the same control over the zone as connecting to the console of a physical server running Solaris.

Posted May 19, 2005 by

Solaris 10: Shutdown or Stop a Zone

Once you have created and installed a zone under Solaris 10, you can fire it up with one simple command.

Posted May 19, 2005 by

Solaris 10: Uninstall and Delete a Zone

When you want to remove a non-global zone from your Solaris 10 installation, you will need to use the following steps.

Posted March 24, 2005 by

Solaris 10: view or list all running zones

The zoneadm command can be used to list active or running zones.

Posted December 21, 2004 by

Solaris: Mount filesystem with UFS Logging Enabled

When UFS logging is enabled, UFS write operations are broken into transactions which are stored to a log before being committed to the filesystem. The use of UFS logging maintains filesystem consistency and prevents the need to run fsck against the filesystem. This can significantly reduce the time required to reboot a system.

Posted September 14, 2004 by

Determine if Solaris is Running in 32 or 64 Bit Mode

The isainfo command can be used to determine if a Solaris system has been configured to run in 32 or 64 bit mode.

Posted August 31, 2004 by

Solaris: Create a Mount Point

Creating a mount point is a trivial, yet poorly documented operation. This tech-recipe describes creating a mount point appropriate for use with the mount command to mount a filesystem, cdrom, etc.

Posted May 27, 2004 by

Creating a Solaris 8 Flash Archive Boot Disk

This tutorial describes creating a Solaris 8 flash archive boot disk with Schily’s mkisofs.

Posted April 11, 2004 by

Delete Solaris Files Older Than a Certain Date and Time

Deleting files conditionally based on their age is sometimes useful. This tech-recipe describes a procedure for deleting aged files using the UNIX find command.

Posted April 9, 2004 by

Create/Modify a UNIX File with an Arbitrary Timestamp

The touch command in UNIX creates a file if it does not exist or updates the modification time of an existing file to the current time. An option of the touch command allows the modification timestamp to be set to any arbitrary time.