Author: Tom Southerland

Solaris 11 Serial Console

I am providing support for Solaris Cluster again and have am now on a Mac (Hacintosh) using Vmware Fusion for my virtualization. Before you proceed with this tutorial, you must first install socat on the Mac as it is used to

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Linksys (NOTSO) Smart Wi-Fi

I recently had to upgrade our home network wifi to accommodate the growing number of smart devices needing network access. It’s nice to share…

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Wheat Belly – What to Eat?

It’s nice to share…

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Using NFS for a Time Machine disk.

This is a compilation of several posts I found while researching this procedure and I wanted to save the steps. I’m sure I’ll need them again. My “MAC” is running 10.10.5 and the NFS server is Ubuntu Linux 14.04 with

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Oracle archive log cleanup script

Here’s a quick bash script to clean up archive logs older than a week. It reads the Oracle SIDs from /etc/oratab and invokes rman for each SID. One could put this in cron to be run once a day to

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Installing systemtap on CentOS 7

I recently had the need to install systemtap on one of my CentOS 7 VMs and the process isn’t as straight forward as it should be. It seems not all packages needed are built for all revisions of the kernel. After

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Installing Oracle 12c on CentOS 7

I wanted to capture the changes which need to be done to a fresh centos7 server install to support Oracle 12C. The server was installed with Basic Server using a 4GB swap device but before we can start the Oracle

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Focaccia Style Flax Bread

Ingredients: 2 cups flax seed meal 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 5 beaten eggs 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup oil Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare pan (a 10×15 pan with sides works best) with oiled parchment

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FreeBSD / FreeNAS Clone Jail

I recently had the need to update my shiny new FreeBSD jailed server because I wanted to migrate to WordPress. I didn’t want to bring down the existing server while I did the install and converted my content so I

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Solaris 11.1 Install with metadb slice

If you need to a Solaris 11.x install which will use Solaris Volume Manger and want the metadbs on the boot disk, here’s a procedure to get the job done. It’s nice to share…

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