UKOUG Technology Summit in Leeds on 16th May

UKOUG Technology Summit in Leeds on 16th May
UKOUG Technology Summit in Leeds on 16th May: Solaris 11.4, Database, RAC, Engineered Systems, Development, Apex, DevOps!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Solaris 11.4: LDAP changes for ldapsearch & ldapmodify

With the release of Oracle Solaris 11.4 Beta and the move over to OpenLDAP, you will notice ldap commands have changed. To help myself and may be some others I will document the changes for reference.

Ref: Using ldapsearch to do an LDAP Search using TLS/SSL
       Updated: How to Connect Securely to LDAP using PHP
       How To Manage and Use LDAP Servers with OpenLDAP Utilities

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Solaris 11.4: Tips about Upgrading from Solaris 11.3

With the release of Oracle Solaris 11.4 Beta I am sure many have upgraded but when I tried to upgrade my Sun Ultra 24 desktop I had a few problems. This is more down to me modifying the Solaris over the years and not with Solaris 11.4.

Just checked and I installed Solaris 11 back in 20th October 2011 11:19pm.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Solaris 11.4: Setting up Sendmail / SASL to handle SMTP AUTH

With the release of Solaris 11.4 Beta we finally get SASL implementation based on the open source Cyrus SASL version 2.1.26 with a few changes. Which means that Solaris can now handle SMTP AUTH out of the box.

I have been here before with previous blog entries:
- Can Solaris 11 Sendmail / SASL handle SMTP AUTH
- Solaris 11: Setting up Sendmail / SASL to handle SMTP AUTH

Ref: Using Simple Authentication and Security Layer

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Setting up Oracle Solaris iSCSI Targets for Multipathed

After wasting 2 weeks on getting this to work I thought I would post a step-by-step guide.

I have been using iscsi targets on Oracle Solaris for years, but only with the installation of a new storage system with two VLANS (multipathed) for failover I needed Solaris to recognise the different VLANs in case of a interface failure.

This wasn't easy, since the Oracle Solaris documentation  is very unclear about it. It has all the information there but finding it and understanding it is near impossible.

The following steps show you the procedure to connect and a single iscsi target accessible via two interfaces for failover.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Oracle Solaris 11.3 PHP and LDAPS now work together

Well 2 years ago I complained about LDAPS did not work with PHP in Solaris 11.2 well with Oracle Solaris 11.3 and a recent SRU they are now working in partnership.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Gotchas when migrating from Samba to Oracle Solaris 11 SMB Server

I am in the middle of migrating "Oracle Solaris 11 non-global zone running Samba" to an "Oracle Solaris 11 kernel zone running SMB server".
This blog isn't going to explain why you want to move and/or advantages/disadvantages, but I may get to do that at a later date. It is he to warn you about some things which you may not be aware of.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

How to copy a file from Solaris Global Zone to a Kernel Zone without a network

I posted this Tweet on twitter a while ago
Damn wish there was a way to copy a file from global zone to a kernel zone with out going over network.
and Darren Moffat pointed out a /system/shared which is read only from the zone but is writeable from the global zone. Here is a quick example:

Hoy to copy a file from Solaris Global Zone to a Kernel Zone without a network

I posted this Tweet on twitter a while ago
Damn wish there was a way to copy a file from global zone to a kernel zone with out going over network.
and Darren Moffat pointed out a /system/shared which is read only from the zone but is writeable from the global zone.
solaris-kz# ls /system/shared/
solaris-kz# touch /system/shared/ReadOnly
touch: cannot create /system/shared/ReadOnly: Read-only file system

solaris-kz# df /system/shared/
/system/shared     (/dev/kz/sdir/shared@0):296322344 blocks 28136253 files


global-zone# zoneadm list -vc
  ID NAME        STATUS   PATH  BRAND      IP   
   0 global      running  /     solaris    shared
   1 solaris-kz  running  -     solaris-kz excl 


global-zone# ls /system/volatile/zones/solaris-kz/zonepath/root/shared/
global-zone# touch /system/volatile/zones/mysqlsrv/zonepath/root/shared/myfile   

solaris-kz# ls /system/shared/
myfile