Solaris

Solaris Interview Questions - Inodes and the Filesystem Troubleshooting
1. Why 'du' and 'df' reports different values? - df describes disk usage.- du adds up the size all the files on a filesystem. They can report wildly d...
Solaris - Changing from iSCSI Static Discovery to SendTargets Discovery
This post is to provide steps from changing iSCSI Static Discovery to SendTargets Discovery. If zones are configured, zones need to be halted before c...
Solaris 11.3 - Changing from iSCSI SendTargets Discovery to Static Discovery
Question: We have to set up a static configuration for an iSCSI device. It was added as dynamic but the specification calls for a static configuration...
How to save sar reports longer than 7 days in Solaris
It might be necessary to save sar reports longer than 7 days. This post explains the steps to achieve this goal. The “sa2” is the script that is respo...
How to set up cron for automatic data collection from the system activity reporter (SAR) in Solaris 10 and 11
This post outlines steps to set up a cron job for automatic data collection from system activity reporter (aka SAR). Prior to Solaris 10 1. Become the...
GUDS - A Script for Gathering Solaris Performance Data
Whats is GUDS? The GUDS script is a ksh script designed to collect the data needed to analyze performance issues. The script collects a specific set o...
How to make telnet listen to a different port in Solaris
For security purpose, you may want telnet bind to a different port instead of the well-known port 23. It should be noted that changing port numbers of...
How to Enable ssh/sshd Debugging for Solaris
This post will show how to put ssh (the client command) and sshd (the server daemon) into debug mode in order to troubleshoot authorization and connec...
Solaris Non-root user can't run prtdiag command
The Problem Non-root user can't run prtdiag command, but it works for root user # /usr/sbin/prtdiag picl_initialize failed: Daemon not responding Th...