Event accouncement - Solaris Tech Day in Cologne on January 13th, 2015

On January 13th, 2015 (yeah, it’s really that late in this year that we are talking about schedules in the next year … time flies like an arrow, fruit flies...

Roch Bourbonnais about Performance Improvements to ZFS.

Roch Bourbonnais started a series of blog articles about changes to ZFS in oder to improve performance with his article “ZFS Performance boosts since 2010”. He published a first article...

IPS with CVE numbers

A few days ago, Darren Moffat wrote an interesting article about the inclusion of CVE numbers in the IPS packages. You can read the article here. I just want to...

Event accouncement - Oracle Business Breakfast - "Service Managment Facility"

As this event is in Germany and in german language, i will proceed in the respective language: Am 16. Dezember 2014 findet in Düsseldorf noch einmal ein Business Breakfast statt....

Next try ... Event Announcement: Business Breakfast "Erste Praxiserfahrungen mit Solaris 11.2" in Hamburg am 18. Dezember 2014

Leider musste ja das Event am 6. November abgesagt werden, weil ich krank wurde. Jetzt daher der Nachholtermin: Am Donnerstag, den 18. Dezember 2014 findet in der Oracle Geschäftsstelle in...

Cancelation: Business Breakfast "Erste Praxiserfahrungen mit Solaris 11.2" in Hamburg am 6. November 2014

The event tomorrow is canceled because of the illness of the presentator (me, i got a bad cold in my vacation). I will keep you updated about a new schedule....

Event Announcement: Business Breakfast "Erste Praxiserfahrungen mit Solaris 11.2" in Hamburg am 6. November 2014

I’m doing a business breakfast at beginning of November. As this is an event in german language, i will proceed in german language in this announcement. Am Donnerstag, den 6....

Event announcement - Solaris Lounge: Why Oracle DB 12c runs best on Oracle Systems

Next week an interesting event takes place in Vienna on October 16th, 2014: “Solaris Lounge: Why Oracle DB 12c runs best on Oracle Systems”. I will have two presentations there....

Really interesting week

2014/7169 aka ShellShock

I got quite a number of questions regarding ShellShock (also known as CVE 2014/7169 and CVE-2014-6271) from readers in the last days and what they could do about it. To...

SPARC M7

A really interesting article about SPARC M7: Oracle Cranks Up The Cores To 32 With Sparc M7 Chip

Solaris 11.2 released

Solaris 11.2 has just been released . No beta, the real thing! You can download it here

Solaris 11.2: Time based access limitations

Let’s assume you want to limit ssh login for user junior to a certain timespan, let’s say weekdays between 13:10 and 17:00. With Solaris 11.2 it’s really easy to limit...

Use ntp, not rdate

Just as i saw it in a blog on blogs.oracle.com (not link here) and my comment isn’t published there: I wouldn’t use rdate for syncing time between servers. rdate is...

Thank you!

Before i forget someone: A very big “THANK YOU!” for all the nice wishes and congratulation for my birthday yesterday! :)

New Solaris 11.2 features: SMF stencils

As much as there is often a lot discussion about configuration items inside the SMF repository (like the hostname), it brings an important advantage: It introduces the concept of dependencies...

RFC7258

Pervasive monitoring is a technical attack that should be mitigated in the design of IETF protocols, where possible. ‘nuff said.

Changes to Openssl in Solaris 11.2

This blog entry wasn’t on my radar somehow, nevertheless it reports about an important change to OpenSSL on Solaris 11.2. The most important change from my point of view is...

Darren Moffat about Kernel Zone security

Darren Moffat wrote an interesting blog entry about the security concept of Kernel zones. In “Overview of Solaris Zones Security Models”. He is especially talking about a very small, but...

A glimpse into Solaris 11.2 specific Puppet components

Now you have a working Puppet testbed in your Solaris 11.2 beta installation it’s time to try some Solaris specific stuff. Oracle a number of additional stuff in order to...