Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU 31

SRU 31 of Oracle Solaris 11.4 has been published today. You will find more information about the changes here.

fsstat

The command fsstat (somehow a command relatively unknown when talking with customers) got a slight enhancement in an Solaris 11.4 SRU. Before this enhancement you were able to check for...

Clean up after yourself

This is a rather small change in one of the Solaris 11.4 SRUs. SMF had so far three methods. You could have a start method, which is as the name...

Tales from the bike saddle - Feeling/being superior to whom?

The film “Kingsmen” is totally over the top, somehow still fun and you learn from it. For example what the hell brogues are. That you should know how a bulldog...

Even more new options for svcbundle

Another addition to svcbundle was the addition to set user group privileges to directly create manifests for SMF that didn’t need manual editing to adhere to the best practice that...

Homedirectories

Even such venerable tools like useradd could use some extra features. In a recent SRU an option was added to set a default how the home directory is created. You...

iostat and microseconds

Solaris 11.4 got a small extension to the iostat command. In a time when storage storage gets faster and faster, you may end in a sitation where the wsvc_t and...

gcore with less impact

This isn’t a everyday tool, however for diagnosing problems gcore is one of the important tools in your toolbox. With gcore you can create a core image of each process...

ps

Today i won’t write a blog entry explaining a feature. I would just like to guide your attention to an article at “Teaching an old ps command new tricks” written...

Jitter and delay for svcbundle generated SMF manifests

Another extenstion to the svcbundle tool is the introduction of -s delay= and -s jitter= for periodic SMF services services. If you have something to start in a periodic manner...

svcbundle extended

svcbundle is an really useful tool to create SMF manifestes without having to hassle too much with XML. Most often you don’t have to work with XML at all ,...

Tales from the bike saddle - Step by step

When i worked at Canbox many, many moons ago, the CEO send a number of people to a training called “Leading without hierachical power” or as i called it “shoulderflaps-free...

Which SRU to get those new features?

Short anwser: The newest one you can get on the day you are reading this. The long answer: All the features i’m writing about in the last few days didn’t...

New -s option for zpool status

With SRU 30 of Solaris 11.4, the zpool command got a new option for the status command. You can now get some additional information about the devices. This blog entry...

ZFS allocation units

This feature introduced in Solaris 11 SRU 30 is really an interesting one. It’s nothing you should really need often because usually ZFS will do the right thing when it...

You have been warned: Upgrading rpool

In the past customers painted themself into a corner, when they did a rather large jump with their OS versions, upgraded their app as well, upgraded the zpool afterwards to...

Solaris scales

This is a nifty small feature . Tools like ps,df,du, ls,ps,size,prstat and swap have now the option --scale. This makes the output of those tools much more readable. Let’s assume...

Free the spare pönökels of the world - now!

I’m getting a new bike soon. Of course you want to use a number of old components as well. A bike is pretty expensive right now as everyone prepares to...

Limits revisited

There were more limits changed in regard of open files has been changed with as well. The change took place in SRU27. rlim_fd_cur has been increased from 256 pre-SRU27 to...

Small changes : New open files default.

In a relatively recent Solaris 11.4 SRU a limit was increased in it’s default setting. In 11.4 (no SRU) the limit of of open file for a user was 256....