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ZFS Cheat Sheet Including Zpool, Quotas and Reservations

March 14th, 2010 by elizar

Sorry for the long title post. I just want to easily distinguish this post from my other ZFS post. The reason? For this week, I’ll be working on a server with ZFS filesystem and looks like the SAs for the servers is not yet familiar with the filesystem. I am the newest member of the UNIX team and there’s this request to grow a filesystem that is directly mounted from a disk slice.. Told the guy that we may need to modify the disk geometry and we may have to repartition the disk.. Then I noticed that there is a 140G disk under ZFS partition. I will convince the user to use that spare disk for his project.

And here are the cheat sheet for ZFS/zpool that is related to this week’s project.

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How to Consolidate Servers and Applications using Solaris Containers

May 7th, 2009 by elizar

I am subscribe to the official Sun Microsystem newsletter and I got this one directly from my inbox that I want to share to every Solaris SysAdmin out there:

This How-To Guide instructs users, system administrators, and developers unfamiliar with Solaris 10 OS on consolidating applications onto a single server using Solaris Containers technology. The guide starts with a brief overview of Solaris Containers and follows with an example of using Solaris Containers to consolidate two Web server applications and an email server application onto a single server. Users are guided step-by-step through the consolidation process, with code examples and illustrations.

After using this guide, a user should be able to create Solaris Containers by:

* Creating a resource pool
* Defining Solaris Zones
* Assigning CPU usage with the Fair Share Scheduler (FSS)
* Installing and booting a zone
* Configuring access to raw devices from the zone

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