nsswitch.conf SMF config

# svccfg
svc:> select dns/client
svc:/network/dns/client> setprop config/search = astring: \
(“us.company.com” “eu.company.com” “companya.com” “companyb.com” “company.com” )
svc:/network/dns/client> setprop config/nameserver = net_address: \
( )
svc:/network/dns/client> select dns/client:default
svc:/network/dns/client:default> refresh
svc:/network/dns/client:default> validate
svc:/network/dns/client:default> select name-service/switch
svc:/system/name-service/switch> setprop config/host = astring: “files dns”
svc:/system/name-service/switch> select system/name-service/switch:default
svc:/system/name-service/switch:default> refresh
svc:/system/name-service/switch:default> validate
# svcadm enable dns/client
# svcadm refresh name-service/switch
# grep host /etc/nsswitch.conf
hosts: files dns
# cat /etc/resolv.conf
# opyright (c) 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

# See resolv.conf(4) for details.

search us.company.com eu.company.com companya.com companyb.com company.com

zfs share for Time machine backups

I’ve tried using a share for time machine before, but due to the nature of how time machine works it eventually consumed all the spare space that is available on that particular share.

bring on zfs quotas… (my drive on my mini mac is 100GB, so 200GB should be enough for a few variations)

zfs set quota=200G unprotected/timemachine

This adds a artificial limit to your zfs filesystem, making sure that time machine does not consume more than 200 gigabytes of space.

NFS is your best bet, i’ve created a NFS share like so…

zfs create unprotected/timemachine

zfs set sharenfs=on unprotected/timemachine

opensolaris – setting up dhcp

You’ll need these two packages installed;

SUNWdhcs, SUNWdhcm

First ensure that the DHCP service is running. Go into the “services” gui and tick the box to enable the DHCP server.

now from commandline run…

  1. From edit menu choose “network wizard”, step through the wizard (defautls are o.k i you have a fixed IP already assigned to your opensolaris box)
  2. From edit menu choose “address wizard”

If you step through the wizard (the following is an example of what i have choosen)

  1. Choose Text files
  2. Leave default path of /var/dhcp
  3. Do not manage hosts records
  4. Default lease of 1 day (clients can renew their leases)
  5. DNS Domain “yourdomainname”, also add your DNS here
  6. Network Address & subnet (should be pre populated if you have fixed IP on your host)
  7. Network Type (LAN), Routing (leave as default)
  8. I have left NIS blank
  9. I have left NIS+ blank

solaris – storage server


Setup iSCSI target using comstar —
pkg install -v storage-server
pkg install pkg:/SUNWiscsit
svcadm enable stmf
svcadm enable svc:/network/iscsi/target:default
itadm create-target

reboot — -r

Create the iSCSI store —
zfs create -V 100G DataPool/TestDatastore1
sbdadm create-lu /dev/zvol/rdsk/DataPool/TestDatastore1
stmfadm create-hg ESX4-group
stmfadm add-hg-member -g ESX4-group wwn.2100001b329711bd wwn.2101001b32b711bd
stmfadm add-view -h ESX4-group -n 0 600144F03EBEC50000004BA86E460001
stmfadm list-lu -v

install crashplan on solaris


Move the downloaded tar.gz file into /var/spool/pkg/

mv CrashPlan_2010-03-08_Solaris.tar.gz /var/spool/pkg/

Unpack the archive.

tar -xzvf CrashPlan_2010-03-08_Solaris.tar.gz

Install the CrashPlan package:

sudo /usr/sbin/pkgadd

Start CrashPlan Engine:

sudo /opt/sfw/crashplan/bin/CrashPlanEngine start

Start CrashPlan Desktop:

sudo /opt/sfw/crashplan/bin/CrashPlanDesktop

To enable CrashPlan PRO as a service (as root):

svccfg import /opt/sfw/crashplan/bin/crashplan.xml

svcadm enable crashplan

check that the service has come online proplery (then load client)

svcs -a | grep crashplan

online         21:18:43 svc:/crashplan:default