Monday, November 19, 2012

Solaris 11 Automount (auto.home) with Active Directory

Now that you have Authentication Login via your Active Directory server (See my previous entry) you now need to sort out your automount maps (auto.home/auto_home,, etc). This was surprising very straight forward.

Updated: Testing Section (23rd November 2012) 


Solaris integration with Active Director:

On the windows side we referee to auto.home, but on the Solaris side we will be referring to auto_home

Settings being used:
Windows 2008 R2 AD servers = dcsad01 ( and dcsad02 (
Domain =
Kerberos Realm = DCS.BBK.AC.UK

Saturday, November 10, 2012

UKOUG Solaris SIG 2012 Slides & Video so far

The Solaris Special Interest Group (SIG) has been active since 2005 in a different guise, as London OpenSolaris User Group (LOSUG). The group was formed with the help of Sun Microsystems to enhance the popularity of their next release of their operating system OpenSolaris. The world has changed a lot since then, but the UKOUG Solaris SIG has kept up with the changes in Oracle Solaris 11 and open source Solaris-based derivatives and still remains an independently run group.

Our events run frequently, in the evening on the third Wednesday of each month.  We have presentations given by professionals who are experts in their field, including Oracle Solaris developers and professionals as well as industry Solaris experts. Our members come from varied backgrounds including IT architects and engineers, analysts, system administrators, developers and many more. The events take place in the London Oracle City offices and are very popular, not just for the vast range of presentations, but also for the fact that participants and attendees can mingle and network with Solaris specialists, in a relaxed atmosphere over food and refreshments. 

The presentations are promoted via the UKOUG website and our social media channels where infromation about about our next talks can be found:
These are the talks we have had so far this year:

December 2012 - Peter Tribble : How Zones served Queen Victoria

ProQuest's Peter Tribble took us through how ProQuest builds and uses Solaris Zones to develop and deploy services to its customers with particular reference to a very Royal project, which involved the on-line publishing of Queen Victoria's Journals at

 Slides:  Peter Tribble : How Zones served Queen Victoria