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SPARC Logical Domains: Alternate Service Domains Part 1

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In this series, we will be going over configuring alternate I/O and Service domains, with the goal of increasing the serviceability the SPARC T-Series servers without impacting other domains on the hypervisor.  Essentially enabling rolling maintenance without having to rely on live migration or downtime. It is important to note, that this is not a […]

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SPARC Logical Domains: Live Migration

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One of the ways that we are able to accomplish regularly scheduled maintenance is by utilizing Live Migration, with this we can migrate workloads from one physical machine to another without having service interruption.  The way that it is done with Logical Domains is much more flexible than with most other hypervisor solutions, it doesn’t […]

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Solaris 11: Configure IP Over Infiniband Devices

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In this article we will be going over the configuration of an infiniband interface with the IPoIB protocol on Solaris 11, specifically Solaris 11.2 (previous versions of Solaris 11 should work the same, however, there have been changes in the ipadm and dladm commands). Identify Infiniband Datalinks First we need to identify the underlying interfaces […]

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Adventures in ZFS: Mirrored Rpool

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It always makes sense to have a mirrored rpool for your production systems, however, that is not always how they are configured.  This really simple procedure is also critical. Create a Mirrored Zpool Check the existing devices to identify the one currently in use. # zpool status rpool<br />   pool: rpool<br />  state: ONLINE<br /> […]