Category Archives: UNIX CLI

All About Adaptec Arcconf, ZFS, and OpenIndiana

This is a quick article about using Adaptec RAID controllers with OpenIndiana. In this case, I am using an Adaptec 5805. The driver appears to handle hardware based raid as well as JBOD. This is an improvement over the Oracle … Continue reading

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The Art of Parallelization with GNU xargs and pssh

As you can imagine, running a for() loop on 1000+ systems is fraught with potential issues and is very very slow. Running commands in parallel greatly speeds things up and keeps normal network time outs from bringing your work to … Continue reading

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