Category: Mac

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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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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Using ZFS in OS X

I recently decided to try out the OpenZFS implementation of ZFS on my mac desktop and so far, I’m impressed. In this post, I’ll cover some of the issues encountered along the way. Let me start by describing my configuration. My desktop

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Creating a Bootable USB Stick

Open Disk Utility and make sure any volumes on the USB stick (not the disk) are unmounted. Use dd select the target disk: dd if=/path/to/your/downloaded.img of=/dev/disk5 bs=1024 It’s nice to share…

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Burn ISO Image

My desktop system is a Mac and I use VMware Fusion to test operating systems and cluster configurations.  Oracle sometimes delivers the Oracle Solaris Cluster software in a tarball so here’s how to burn it to an ISO image which can

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