Opensolaris 2010.05 will be released in the next few days

After postponed to release on March, we will be getting new Opensolaris version in the next few days. It is Opensolaris 2010.05. This is what i am waiting for. There are plenty of new softwares and tools. For administrators, many new tools have been added such as Oracle Solaris 10 Containers, Triple-Parity RAID with ZFS, Splitting a ZFS zpool, Save space with ZFS Deduplication, User and Group Quotas with ZFS.

Opensolaris 2010.03 Build 133 Screenshot

Opensolaris 2010.03 will be the next Opensolaris version planned to be released on the end of March 2010. Many improvements and great new features will be added such as interactive installation for SPARC, the ability to install packages directly from the repository during the install, offline IPS support, a new version of the GNOME desktop, ZFS deduplication and user quotas, cloud integration and plenty more.

Test IPv6 Implementation on Solaris and Linux

This tutorial will try to implement IP Address version 6 on Opensolaris 2009.06 and Linux (Slackware 12.2). Both OS are already support IPv6 by default so we just enable/activate it. The schenario of this test is using direct connection between the two OSes and using existing private IP addresses. IPv6 makes it very easy to assign existing addresses.

OpenSolaris 2009.06 screenshots

Opensolaris 2009.06 had been released on June 1, 2009. Here are some screenshots of them with Gnome compiz fusion 3D window appearance make it more like Ubuntu Linux. Some improvements had been done in the system, much more stable in compiz fusion, faster reboot or shutdown (comparing to the previous release 2008.11). There is one new application that really interesting, Elisa Media Center (something like Windows Media Center in Ms Windowz Vista or Win 7)

How to edit crontab in Sun Solaris

First time I edited crontab file in Solaris was when I wanted to schedule my system to always synchronized to NTP server. It is set in the crontab file.
On Linux and BSD, just run command “crontab -e” to edit the crontab.

It is different on Solaris system, you need to specify the editor program to use. In Linux and BSD are set by default to use vi editor.

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How to set / change timezone in Sun Solaris

In our core system, there are 3 Sun Fire V120. Two of them are running Solaris 9 and the remaining system running Solaris 8. The timezone of Solaris 9 are already set to Asia/Jakarta because these were installed by me whereas the Solaris 8 was installed by previous engineer and the timezone was set to GMT.

I want to synchronise this machine to an NTP server but because the timezone was set to GMT, the time we get was not in Jakarta timezone (GMT+7), so this tutorial is written to help you how to change timezone to GMT+7 in Solaris operating system.