Failed to uninstall the Extension Pack Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack.

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After uninstalling my VirtualBox, later after that I Re-Install it again. When I wanto uninstall the Extension Pack I got following error :

Failed to uninstall the Extension Pack Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack.

The installer failed with exit code 1: VBoxExtPackHelperApp.exe: error: Failed to rename the extension pack directory: VERR_ALREADY_EXISTS

rcExit=1.

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Component: ExtPackManager
Interface: IExtPackManager {3295e6ce-b051-47b2-9514-2c588bfe7554}

After googlig, I got solution to fix it.. you just have to clean the extension pack with the command line:

C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>vboxmanage extpack cleanup
Successfully performed extension pack cleanup

C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>

Try to re-install extension pack, and it installed successfully.

refer to vbox forum : https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=41077

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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 192.168.56.200/24 net0/v4

5. Verify

# ipadm show-addr
ADDROBJ           TYPE     STATE        ADDR
lo0/v4            static   ok           127.0.0.1/8
net0/v4           static   ok           192.168.56.200/24
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 12.34.56.1

7. Add DNS Name Server

root@solaris:~# svccfg -s dns/client
svc:/network/dns/client> setprop config/nameserver = (8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4)
svc:/network/dns/client> listprop config
config                      application
config/value_authorization astring     solaris.smf.value.name-service.dns.client
config/nameserver          net_address 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4
svc:/network/dns/client> exit
root@solaris:~#
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     solaris.smf.value.name-service.switch
config/printer             astring     "user files"
config/host                astring     "files dns"
svc:/system/name-service/switch> exit

9. Testing

root@solaris:~# ping google.com
google.com 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 : https://edelivery.oracle.com

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

AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS:
       0. c3t0d0
          /pci@0,0/pci8086,2829@d/disk@0,0
       1. c3t2d0
          /pci@0,0/pci8086,2829@d/disk@2,0
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/
COPYRIGHT  NOTICES    README     repo

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/
COPYRIGHT  NOTICES    README     repo

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 http://10.0.7.1 solaris

10. Verify and testing :

root@solaris:~# pkg publisher
PUBLISHER                             TYPE     STATUS   URI
solaris                               origin   online   http://10.0.7.1/

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

Source : http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23824_01/html/E24456/docinfo.html

Register Webcast : Oracle Solaris 11 Launch

Build Your Next-Generation Datacenter in the Cloud

Reserve your seat today at the Oracle Solaris 11 launch event in New York on November 9 to:

  • Hear directly from Oracle executives Mark Hurd and John Fowler.
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  • Benefit from the insight of leading enterprises already using Oracle Solaris 11.
  • Test drive Oracle Solaris 11 and engineered systems in hands-on demos.
  • Meet key technologists and network with your peers during an exclusive luncheon.

You’ll take away knowledge of how to build your infrastructure with Oracle Solaris 11 to accelerate internal, public, and hybrid cloud applications, optimize application deployment with built-in virtualization and achieve top performance and cost advantages with Oracle Solaris 11–based engineered systems.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011
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New Challenge the way to success

We are is what we think, everything that we get is what we effort. with passion and focus we can reach and get our dreams to be true. Everyday in your life, career & social we will face the challenge, the challenge are vary depending on your daily life and your interest… you can take it or lose it.

Today I just passed : Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.2 System Administrator and this is my new challenge in my career.

The Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.2 System Administrator certification is for system administrators who install, support and administer Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.2 or Sun Cluster 3.2. It is recommended that candidates have the course Sun Cluster 3.2 Administration as well as a minimum of 6-12 months of Oracle Solaris Cluster or Sun Cluster installation and administration experience, basic network administration and ability to perform Volume Management using both Solaris Volume Manager softwware (SVM) and VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM). ~ Oracle Certification Program