Author Archives: Sandeep Shenoy

Solaris 10–Auditing & Accounting

Configuring the System Auditing 1.      Configuring BSM  (Basic Security Module) ·         To enable (upon reboot): root# /etc/security/bsmconv   ·         To disable (upon reboot) root# /etc/security/bsmunconv   ·         Note: BSM adds line to /etc/system to disable STOP-A set abort_enable = 0 … Continue reading

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Migration of Native Solaris Zone (NGZ) to Kernel Zone (KZ)/Logical Domain (LDOM) – Part 3

      Converting a Kernel Zone to a LDOM is a different game altogether.   Unified Archive 101: To create a Unified Archive of a Native Zone – it doesn’t matter is the native zone is Running or halted. … Continue reading

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Migration of Native Solaris Zone (NGZ) to Kernel Zone (KZ)/Logical Domain (Part 1

In my previous post I mentioned, why I am looking to convert a Native Zone into a Kernel Zone/LDOM. A decision to migration a Native Solaris Zone (NGZ) to a LDOM is not a direct one, but a stepped one. A NZG … Continue reading

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Migration of Native Solaris Zone (NGZ) to Kernel Zone (KZ)/Logical Domain (LDOM) – Part 2

 Initial part of the post can be read here where in infrastructure setup preparedness is covered in details. 2.     Now lets create Native Zones. Currently no zones exists.   root@SolA:~# zoneadm list -icv   ID NAME             STATUS      PATH                         BRAND      IP    … Continue reading

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Solaris 11.2/11.3 – IBM Guardium & Heartaches!!!

In my current environment, I have many Solaris boxes. The boxes which were installed many years ago are running LDOMs. But some of these boxes are on Solaris zones – both Native as well as kernel. These zones/LDOMs are running … Continue reading

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How to reset/recover Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) password

The default user and password of ILOM is “root/changeme”, but if you have changed the password already and due for some reason you forgot the password, here are the step by step procedure to recover the ILOM password. First of … Continue reading

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Oracle/OVM–OVM Server UUID Challenges

  While installation of the Oracle OVM server, it automatically selects a “random” number to setup a “UUID” – a unique ID number for itself. It is THIS UUID that the OVM Manager detects and registers within itself for all … Continue reading

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