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Sun ZFS – cool stuff

Basically, I don’t like mirroring google. But this one is really cool stuff, and, by the way, it’s merely linking google.

ZFS-Video by Systemhelden

Yeah, I really like it!

But the video has a weak point: After randomizing the devices this way, you can’t simply pull the plug of one USB hub any more. Anyway, the demonstration is impressive. The usefulness of this feature is, that you can pull and plug the devices within one element of availability (here one USB hub) without caring for the right slot. Means: “swap the sticks only out of one USB hub at a time and retry the cable-plug gag successfully”.

Have a highly available time :)

Solaris SMF (Service Management Facility) introduction


Solaris is great. I found out as I purchased an used Fujitsu Siemens Primepower 400 some time ago. Now, here is a new category: Solaris, and most time it will mean Solaris 10.

Primepower 400

Solaris IS cool – not at least because of its stable and self-healing system service management, called “SMF” (Service Management Facility), configured and used by commands like “svcadm” and “svccfg”. It’s xml based – but do not worry, there are tools available. For an introduction, have a look at this document (thanks to


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