Archive for the 'Commentary' Category

Positive feedback and glowing praise for

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

So today I got to thinking — what if I wasn’t the one writing this blog. What if I were a reader? Wouldn’t I think that the author was just a bit biased in favor of AnySystem, particularly because his paycheck comes from there? Well, that got me to thinking . . . and I […]

How do I read Sun part number stickers?

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Reading Sun part numbers might seem like a black art to some, but after reading this quick primer, you too will be an expert. The first thing to know is that Sun is not a manufacturer. Strictly speaking, they do not actually manufacture many, if any, of their parts. For example, they use Seagate and […]

Sun’s quoting / ordering system has been down for the last two weeks!?!?

Monday, February 4th, 2008

I’m a sales rep at We are independent resellers of Sun hardware – meaning that we are not Sun authorized resellers.

Introducing the new “Flying” Sun StorEdge 3310 array.

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Looks like Sun just introduced a new array that flies. Yep, the StorEdge 3310 arrays been flying off the shelves over at at Starting about a month ago, quote requests just started coming in left and right and then the orders started streaming in. (And they say Christmas time is supposed to be quiet […]

How can I control my Sun server without a keyboard, mouse or video card?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

A: Unlike a regular Windows PC, where you typically only use your PC via a direct-attached keyboard, mouse and monitor, you have various options when deciding how you want to “connect to” or “control” your Sun machine.

Coming off Summer Break – What do you want to see?

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

So you’ve no doubt noticed that I’ve taken the whole month of August off. That wasn’t exactly planned, but now it’s September and it’s time to get back to work. What beginner topics would you like to see covered in this space? Some topics I’ve got lined up include: building a Sun T3 and T3+ […]

Standard Disclaimer a.k.a. How to tell when you should NOT be experimenting with your system.

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

You can seriously disable your system and render it unusable by incorrectly using this information. Heck, even if you use it correctly I can’t guarantee I didn’t make a mistake while writing it. In short, do not use these tutorials/commands/information on a live, production system.

Introduction / How These Tutorials Are Written

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Welcome to Sun SPARC and Solaris Tips! A boring name, yes — but a useful site for those that need it. I’ll be posting useful tips, diagrams and tutorials for anyone that works on Sun hardware, be they total Solaris newbies, part-time Solaris admins who need some hardware help, IT Managers looking to brush up […]