Dumping kstat into InfluxDB
When tasked to analyse the behaviour of a system, it's useful to have historical data. This entry shows a way to dump such data into a central db.
LKSF: Getting kernel statistics
This article explains how to get some statistical information from your kernel
The Z Garbage Collector
Interesting information about the future of garbage collectors in the JVM.
LKSF: Protecting files from accidental deletion with ZFS
Even the most cautious administrator isn't free of making errors. An extra safety net against deleting files as root is explained in this article.
Auditing a single SMF service - revisted
A few days ago, i wrote an article about how you can set ...
This blogentry shows a new option in the Solaris passwd to enable the admin to directly set a already hashed password
Auditing a single SMF service
Sometimes you just want to know what commands are executed by a SMF service while it's running. This article shows how to get to this information.
Locality groups in Solaris are very important to yield good performance from large systems. But sometimes you don't get the results you expect.This blog entry explains why.
General thoughts about patching
The reality of IT operations is that you have to invest time to keep your system current by patching . But when, how much and what's the external trigger?
Sometimes you want to bind processes to certain processors. This blog entry explain how you can bind processes to multiple processors.
CVE data in Solaris 11 packages
CVE is a method to reference to publicly known vulnerabilities. This blog entry shows how you can check if a patch is available for a CVE and how to check if it's already installed
Again and again
In Solaris 11.3 SMF was extended by concept of scheduled and periodic services to enable services running scripts on a regular schedule. This blog shows you how to use them.
Only one time
It's always something good to have more than one factor for authentication. How to combine your normal password with a one-time password generated by your mobile for ssh access.
Network in the Shell - revisited
/dev/tcp when you need to jump out of a network via ssh
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