Dennis Richie, one of the creators of UNIX and C has died

It is a very sad news for all of us. A true pioneer in modern computing and the one that revolutionizes on what we are all using today. Without C language, we will not have Java, C++, Basic. Without Unix, what Operating System will the world would be using.

Sun StorEdge A1000 Battery Replacement Procedure

Sun StorEdge A1000 is one of the oldest storage array from SUN but still widely used. Just recently, we received a battery expiration and we need this replaced as soon as possible to ensure optimal operation of the said Sun StorEdge A1000 array. Below are the steps that we used to replace the expired battery:

Clearing FMA faults on Oracle/Sun Fire T1000/T2000

After replacing a defective part on a Sun Fire T1000/T2000 boxes, we need to clear the FMA Faults. There are two ways that we can achieve this task – via the System Controller (SC) or Solaris OS. I usually prefer the path because there is no downtime required but there would be times that we need to do it on the OS side.

Install EMC PowerPath License on UNIX Systems

Today we encountered a degraded policy in EMC PowerPath disk on one of our SUN/Oracle Solaris boxes. We found out that the license for our PowerPath was not properly installed on the system. With this current issue – our disks is only running on Basic Failover policy which is not recommended for CLARiiON disks. To mitigate the issue, we need to install the license and set the policy back to CLARiiON Optimization Policy.

High Availability on Oracle Solaris with Clustering

Having a Mission-Critical Environment means a system downtime could mean a lot. Here comes the high availability comes in, and with clustering this give our service availability very high. In the upcoming Solaris 11, high availability is the main focus of Oracle. Solaris Cluster covers a lot of applications, zfs and virtualized zones.