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Default Linux I/O multipathd configuration, SCSI timeout and Oracle RAC caveat

I’ve been recently involved in a project to migrate from old and rusty Cisco MDS 9222i to the new MDS 9506 SAN switches and during the first phase of the migration the primary node in a two-node Oracle RAC cluster lost access to its voting disks and went down. And that’s when only half paths […]

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 4:46 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Linux, Oracle

Solaris 11.2 beta is available

Yesterday Oracle announced the availability of Solaris 11.2 beta with a bunch of sweet enhancements, e.g. Openstack, Solaris Kernel zones, Unified archives, Compliance check and reporting, Automation with puppet and more. Find more by reading Solaris 11.2 Beta – What’s new For those who is interested in a hands on experience Solaris11.2 beta is also […]

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 10:29 am by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Oracle, Solaris

Jumped into Oracle Solaris 11 Express wagon

It’s not the news anymore that Oracle Solaris 11 Express has been released. Unsurprisingly it turned out to be a trivial task to upgrade from OpenSolaris (snv 134) and it was just a matter of updating the publisher and do usual image-update: Some time later:

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 9:55 am by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Oracle, Solaris

Oracle Secure Backup

In preparation to a possible trip that will never happen I had to go through the configuration steps of Oracle Secure Backup to be able to do it quickly and professionally on-site. Since I didn’t have a spare tape library to play with I used a built-in tape drive from D240 box and SF6900 as […]

Posted on November 8, 2010 at 2:34 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Oracle, Solaris

Orphaned Dtrace, Fishworks and ZFS

First it was Bryan Cantrill and then Adam Leventhal who followed. After that the exodus had continued by Jeff Bonwick and Mike Shapiro both leaving Oracle. But today another big name from Sun Microsystems has closed the Oracle’s door – Brendan Gregg is leaving today and all we have been left with is a new […]

Posted on October 25, 2010 at 4:42 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Oracle, Solaris, Sun

Oracle Solaris 10 9/10

Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 What’s New

Posted on September 8, 2010 at 5:06 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Oracle, Solaris

Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3

Oracle Sun Cluster 3.3 has been announced. Read Release Notes to get an idea of what has changed since the previous release.

Posted on September 8, 2010 at 4:26 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Oracle, Solaris

Who cares about TCO and ROI?!

As expected people care less about buisness acronyms and high words i.e. TCO, ROI, integrted stack, when real money are involved. I visioned confirmation of this during Oracle+Sun welcome event where all Oracles’/Suns’ consultants were touting about their integrated stack but felt short once asked about the price the customer will have to pay for […]

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 12:27 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Oracle, Sun

What’s new in OpenSolaris 2010.05

Came across an interesting link which proves that new OpenSolaris release is in the production pipeline. Update. The link has been promptly deleted. But it’s still available through Google’s Cache – Click here

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 5:41 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Oracle, Solaris

Tender thanks for invitation

As I mentioned in my last post there is going to be a planed Oracle+Sun welcome event on the 20th of May in Moscow Marriott Hotel and, nevertheless, I was a bit skeptical about my chances to be allowed to attend this event I still received the confirmation today. Frankly speaking, I don’t expect to […]

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 12:33 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Oracle, Sun