Setting Static IP Address on Solaris 11

Solaris 11 coming with new feature and enhancement, one of it is NWAM (Network automagic) with NWAM you can create and save the network profile. In this post, I’ll blogging about how to configure your Solaris 11 Systems to used static IP Address.

Ok let’s start :
1. Switch From Automatic Network Configuration Mode to Manual Network Configuration Mode

# netadm enable -p ncp DefaultFixed

2. Verify that DefaultFixed profile is applied

# netadm list
netadm: DefaultFixed NCP is enabled;
automatic network management is not available.
'netadm list' is only supported when automatic network management is active.

3. Determine the interface that you want to configure

# dladm show-phys

4. I’ll configure the net0 interface

# ipadm create-ip net0
# ipadm create-addr -T static -a net0/v4

5. Verify

# ipadm show-addr
ADDROBJ           TYPE     STATE        ADDR
lo0/v4            static   ok 
net0/v4           static   ok 
lo0/v6            static   ok           ::1/128
root@solaris:~# dladm show-link
LINK                CLASS     MTU    STATE    OVER
net0                phys      1500   up       --
net1                phys      1500   unknown  --

6. Add default route

# route -p add default

7. Add DNS Name Server

root@solaris:~# svccfg -s dns/client
svc:/network/dns/client> setprop config/nameserver = (
svc:/network/dns/client> listprop config
config                      application
config/value_authorization astring
config/nameserver          net_address
svc:/network/dns/client> exit
root@solaris:~# svcadm refresh dns/client
root@solaris:~# svcadm restart dns/client

8. Set name service switch

root@solaris:~# svccfg -s name-service/switch
svc:/system/name-service/switch> setprop config/host = "files dns"
svc:/system/name-service/switch> listprop config
config                      application
config/default             astring     files
config/value_authorization astring
config/printer             astring     "user files"
config/host                astring     "files dns"
svc:/system/name-service/switch> exit

9. Testing

root@solaris:~# ping is alive

That’s it..
In the next post I’ll blogging about how to configure IPMP on Solaris 11.

Configure Local IPS Repository on Solaris 11

Oracle Solaris 11 has been released and coming up as the first cloud OS, Oracle Solaris 11 coming with more features and enhancements. One of it is IPS (Image Packing Systems) this the new way you manage the software patches and packages, IPS make you easy to manage package and patches.

Why you configure Local IPS?
1. Performance (more speed from local network)
2. Security (you don’t want your client to connect to internet)
3. Replication (You want manage the repository, and to make your installation today is exactly the same for the installation next Year)

Prerequisite :
1. Install Oracle Solaris 11
2. 2 DVD ISO repository :

you need to unzip the iso, below the tow iso repository look like :

rachmat@solaris:~$ ls -l *iso
-rw-r--r--   1 rachmat  staff    3537872896 Nov 13 06:53 V28915-01.iso
-rw-r--r--   1 rachmat  staff    3403360256 Nov 13 14:52 V28916-01.iso

3. Create Zpool for IPS Repository (it’s optional, but I create Zpool specially for holding the repository)

root@solaris:~# format
Searching for disks...done

       0. c3t0d0
       1. c3t2d0
Specify disk (enter its number): ^D

root@solaris:~# zpool create ipspool c3t2d0
root@solaris:~# zfs create ipspool/ips

-optional :
root@solaris:~# zfs set atime=off ipspool/ips
root@solaris:~# zfs set compression=on ipspool/ips

set a time to off for better performance, it’s optional.

4. Mount the first repository iso and rsync it, after finished umount it :

root@solaris:~# lofiadm -a /export/home/rachmat/V28915-01.iso /dev/lofi/1
root@solaris:~# mount -F hsfs /dev/lofi/1 /mnt
root@solaris:~# ls /mnt/

root@solaris:~# rsync -aP /mnt/repo /ipspool/ips
root@solaris:~# umount /mnt
root@solaris:~# lofiadm -d /dev/lofi/1

5. Mount the second repository iso and rsync it, after finished umount it :

root@solaris:~# lofiadm -a /export/home/rachmat/V28916-01.iso /dev/lofi/1
root@solaris:~# mount -F hsfs /dev/lofi/1 /mnt
root@solaris:~# ls /mnt/

root@solaris:~# rsync -aP /mnt/repo /ipspool/ips
root@solaris:~# umount /mnt
root@solaris:~# lofiadm -d /dev/lofi/1

6. set the repository to your repository folder, in this case /ipspool/ips/repo

root@solaris:~# svccfg -s application/pkg/server setprop pkg/inst_root=/ipspool/ips/repo

7. Set the readonly to true :

root@solaris:~# svccfg -s application/pkg/server setprop pkg/readonly=true

8. Enable and refresh pkg serer :

root@solaris:~# svcadm refresh application/pkg/server
root@solaris:~# svcadm enable application/pkg/server

9. setting up the client, to use only this repository

root@solaris:~# pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g <origin> solaris

Where the origin is your repository server domain / ip address

root@solaris:~# pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g solaris

10. Verify and testing :

root@solaris:~# pkg publisher
PUBLISHER                             TYPE     STATUS   URI
solaris                               origin   online

root@solaris:~# pkg install nmap
           Packages to install:  2
       Create boot environment: No
Create backup boot environment: No
            Services to change:  1

DOWNLOAD                                  PKGS       FILES    XFER (MB)
Completed                                  2/2     454/454      3.1/3.1

PHASE                                        ACTIONS
Install Phase                                538/538

PHASE                                          ITEMS
Package State Update Phase                       2/2
Image State Update Phase                         2/2

Note : See the README file of repository for the complete options.

Oracle Solaris 11 Features & Ehancement

Oracle Solaris 11 Features & Ehancement

1. New Installation features
– AI (automatic installer)
– Live cd installer for x86 better for desktop

2. New Software package updating features
– IPS Image packagin systems

3. Oracle Solaris 10 zone features
– Solaris10 branded zone
– No Longer have to choose between different zone type

4. New networking features and enhancement
– NWAM (network automagic)
– IPMP monitoring (ipmpstat)
– Network socket enhancement no longer uses the STREAMS module (performance improvement)
– Integrated L3/L4 load balancer
– bridgin and tunneling
– ipadm – configure Internet Protocol network interfaces and TCP/IP tunables

5. Storage Enhancement
– ZFS default root filesystems (ufs available as non root fs)
– deduplication mean duplicate data block are remove(only store unique data)
– ZFS diff
– ZFS Shadow migration
– Comstar & CIFS support

6. User environment enhancement
– enhanced desktop environmnet
– time slider snapshot management
– command line facility
default user path /usr/gnu/bin before /usr/bin
default bash shell environment & ksh93 replace ksh
– CUPS printing

7. Systems security enhancment
– secure by default
– Root treated as role
– Robust data encryption
– Driver support for trusted platform module (TPM)
– trusted extention enhancement

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