SunFire Systems Design and Configuration Guide

SunFire Systems Design and Configuration Guide

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The Sun Microsystems BluePrints guide that demystifies server design and configuration for the Sun Fire product line. It contains numerous examples of server design and configuration best practices. Highlights common pitfalls to avoid when designing servers. Provides a clear and concise framework to help define your server needs, decide on the appropriate server, and finally configure the system
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 175.26 x 231.14 x 7.62mm | 181.44g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 013045494X
  • 9780130454942

Table of contents



Sun BluePrints Program. Who Should Use This Book. Before You Read This Book. How This Book Is Organized. Ordering Sun Documents. Accessing Sun Documentation Online. Related Books. Typographic Style. Shell Prompts in Command Examples.

1. Introduction to Sun Fire Systems.

RAS. Sun Fire RAS Features. Performance.

2. Determining Your Needs.

Creating a New System. Upgrading an Existing System. Statement of Requirements.

3. Designing Your System.

Understanding a Running System. Design Rules of Thumb. Analyzing an Existing System. Designing for RAS. A Logical Design Specification.

4. Choosing a Sun Fire System.

Using Domains. Selecting a Sun Fire Model. Design Process Summary. System Design Examples.

5. System Controller.

Platform SC Differences. Accessing Domain Consoles. Platform Administration. Environmental Monitoring.

6. Configuring Your System.

Laying Out the I/O. Laying Out the Domains. Using Sun Fire 6800 System Power Grids. Security. Configuration Steps. Configuration Examples. Conclusion.

Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Glossary.

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About Roger Blythe

Nathan Wiger is a Senior System Administrator for Sun Microsystems where he supports dozens of Sun Fire Hardware 15k's and Enterprise 10000 servers on a daily basis. He oversees the design and administration of large NFS, database, and web servers in several production data centers. He also spends a lot of time hacking Perl. In his spare time Nathan plays guitar and records bands in his home recording studio. Nathan graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.S. in Cognitive Science and a B.A. in Psychology.

Roger Blythe is a Senior System Administrator at Sun Microsystems. He has over 20 years' experience in the computer industry and has spent 15 years doing system administration on supercomputer/high-end/Unix servers.

For the past three years Roger has supported the computing and storage needs of Product Developers at the Sun San Diego facility. Roger's duties include specifying and designing internal production systems and creating and coordinating internal administration, backup, and maintenance policies for production and non-production test and QA systems.
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