IPERF CSV Data Summary Script

Recently I was required to do a network performance test between a Head Office and a WAN site. I knocked up this quick python script to parse…

Dennis Ritchie passes away …

The inventor of the C programming language and integral part of UNIX development has past away. RIP Dennis Ritchie. Thanks for the Uni lectures … BoingBoing Article

mplayer2 (and other goodies) on OpenIndiana (possibly Solaris 11)

Want mplayer2 (the newer fork of mplayer) that uses ffmpeg goodness to play all the latest avi’s with funky codecs and mp4 hidef goodness. Some Openindiana contributors…

ipadm Script for Openindiana / Solaris 11 Ex

I love ipadm. It rocks. Much needed for Solaris and derivatives. I seem to keep forgetting the dam new ipadm commands tho. So I wrote this script…

OpenSolaris / OpenIndiana IPF

After I spent hours thinking I have lost the plot, I finally read about how IPF is configured by default now. I am not sure what build…

IPMP + Zones CFG in OpenIndiana / OpenSolaris

IPMP in Solaris allows you to have redundancy with your network on mission critical servers. It is really excellent as it allows you to mix speed of…

Monitoring Opensolaris from iPhone / iPad using iStat

How to get istatd running on Opensolaris …

Solaris and ‘Growing’ / ‘Expanding’ your Zpool – With little down time …

<zfs nerd post> At home (on this server) I have a Zpool consisting of 3 disks in a RAIDZ1 group. I needed more disc space, so 1…

Maxing out Gig Ethernet with Sun x4500 Thumpers

Well the time has come where I have finally got some hardware that can max out gig ethernet. I sent 3.4 tb in 9 hours! Thats awesome!…

Solaris 10 + Jumbo Frames + Link Aggregation with Cisco 3750 Switch + NFS Exporting / Mounting

Do you want to get the most out of our x4500 network throughput with NFS. Read away if you do.