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Notebook for (Open)Solaris labs. My primary goals are to learn:

  • ZFS: How does snapshots, mirroring, space allocation/quota and other features work?
  • Containers/Zones
  • Service administration
  • Solaris AMP (Apache/MySQL/PHP) install
  • Can I get a daily logwatch email without too much trouble?

The last time I used Solaris was around 2000 or so, and things have changed quite a bit.

Test of Indiana

I've installed the new 2008.05 "Indiana" version of OpenSolaris. It allows for ZFS use of entire disk. Observations:


  • Network automagic is enabled by default. This means a DHCP address is assigned.
  • Network setup appears to have changed since Solaris 8.

From the nwamd man page:

 To go from auto-magic mode to manual mode:
 % svcadm disable svc:/network/physical:nwam
 % svcadm enable svc:/network/physical:default