Change Hostname in Oracle Solaris 11.3

In this post i will share how to change hostname in Solaris 11.3 , i never test this way on other version but regarding to Oracle it will be working without any issue.

  • as root user, list the current hostname using the below command :-

# svccfg -s system/identity:node listprop config

config                                                         application
config/enable_mapping            boolean     true
config/ignore_dhcp_hostname boolean     false
config/loopback                        astring
config/nodename                      astring       solarisdb1

  • change hostname to new one

# svccfg -s system/identity:node setprop config/nodename=”solarisdbnew1″

  • Refresh and restart

# svcadm refresh system/identity:node

# svcadm restart system/identity:node

  •  Check the configuration

# svccfg -s system/identity:node listprop config

 Thank you


Out Of memory , Not Enough Space Solaris 11

SQL> startup mount ;
ORA-27102: out of memory
SVR4 Error: 12: Not enough space
Additional information: 1671
Additional information: 16106127360
Additional information: 64424509440

The Above error appeared When trying to start Oracle 12c on Solaris 11.3, this is published bug 
Solaris using something called OSM , Optimized Shared memory You can know more about it here 
To avoid this error as workaround just set the parameter



Create new swap file to Linux

to add new swap file to Linux just follow the below steps , in my case i will add 32GB and i am not using LVM :-

  • just create file by the below command :-
    • touch /new.swap
  • Write on the file :-
    •  dd if=/dev/zero of=/new.swap bs=1024 count=33554432
  • Format the file :-
    • mkswap /new.swap
  • Add the file to the system as a swap file.
    • swapon /new.swap
  • finally add it to fstab :-
    • /new.swap none swap sw 0 0

Direct NFS: please check that oradism is setuid

The above error appeared in Database Alertlog  and it’s related to permission, i am using DNFS as file system for Database :-

 ls -ltr  $ORACLE_HOME/bin/oradism

-rwxrwxr-x 1 sorabill oinstall 109247 Jul  7  2014 /u01/app/oracle/product/12.1.0/dbhome_1//bin/oradism

as you see from the above the permission for this file is wrong 
  • Change to root user
  • Run the following command :-
    • cd /u01/app/oracle/product/12.1.0/dbhome_1//bin
    • chmod 750 oradism
    • chmod u+s oradism
  • Restart DB.
Check again.

Result: Clock synchronization check using Network Time Protocol(NTP) failed RAC

When trying to Run the Runcluvfy command to check RAC pre requsiites the NTP failed , but at the same time it’s gives you the solution to solve it  :-

in the following file :- /etc/sysconfig/ntpd open it and edit it, add the following :-

[root@prddb2 .ssh]# cat /etc/sysconfig/ntpd
# Drop root to id ‘ntp:ntp’ by default.
OPTIONS=”-x -u ntp:ntp -p /var/run/ -g”

Add the above letter in RED color only.


Skip DNS reslov.conf check during RAC configuration

Before start reading this post you should know that Oracle is highly recommended using DNS while configure Oracle RAC include to this it will make your life easier in case any one wants to change the IP’s.

However today i was working on EBS installation using startCD51 and this is allow me to install EBS directly on RAC but the customer database RAC not configured to use DNS so everytime i was trying to install EBS

The following Error shown up in my face :-

INFO: Verification Result for Node:RAC1,RAC2WARNING: Result values are not available for this verification taskINFO: *********************************************INFO: Task resolv.conf Integrity: This task checks consistency of file /etc/resolv.conf file across nodesINFO: Severity:CRITICALINFO: OverallStatus:OPERATION_FAILEDINFO: ———————————————–

and there is nothing i can do to skip this error,

i choose to do the following ;-

Rename resolv.conf to resolv.conf.old for example

and re run the installation again .

perfect worked for me


Maximum locked memory check Oracle

INFO: Maximum locked memory check: Check maximum locked memory setting on the system

To solve this issue just add the following to /etc/security/limits.conf

*                soft   memlock         unlimited
*               hard    memlock         unlimited

Thank you
Osama mustafa

Error : Cannot export Display Linux

There are different tools to do X11 forwarding on Windows one of them Xming it’s small software and very easy to use no need to do any special configuration only run the installation file.

But sometimes you are using this application and try to run the GUI on your desktop or laptop it’s working like you excepted, one simple solution to solve it.

I am using as ssh client Putty, before put the server ip from putty left panel

  • Connection > SSH > X11
  • Check X11 forwarding: [x] Enable X11 forwarding
  • Add to the “X display location” field: localhost:0.0

create IPS repository in Solaris 11.2

I discussed before how to create package repository on Linux here, the same could be happened on Solaris 11.2 when you install Database any version mandatory packages should be installed to make it easy repository helps you a lot and will be available any time you need, and Image packaging system(IPS) repository is one of the important things in Solaris 11 onwards.

You need to download the following files & upload them to the server :-

Once the file is ready upload them to the server under one file called Repo for example. it should looks like the below :-

#ls -lrt
total 14373947
-rwx——   1 root     root     1771800121 Aug  9 08:24
-rwx——   1 root     root     1889867782 Aug  9 11:20
-rwx——   1 root     root     1902167161 Aug  9 22:34
-rwx——   1 root     root     1790358735 Aug 10 00:16
-rwx——   1 root     root        5594 Aug 10 20:16 install-repo.ksh
-rwx——   1 root     root         228 Aug 10 20:17 sol-11_2-repo-md5sums.txt
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root           2 Aug 10 20:40 repo

#pkg publisher
solaris origin online

 as you see from the above output package publisher still working under oracle Link. Let’s Start Working, Set the executable bit for install-repo.ksh and execute like below.

#./install-repo.ksh -d /export/oracle/repo/ -v -c
Comparing checksums of downloaded files…done. Checksums match.
Repository can be found in /export/oracle/repo/.
Initiating repository verification.

Again Check the current publisher.

#pkg publisher
solaris                     origin   online F

configure the new publisher, Path should be the same.

#pkg set-publisher -G ‘*’ -M ‘*’ -g file:///export/oracle/repo solaris

#pkg publisher
solaris                     origin   online F file:///export/oracle/repo

Configure the repository service to point to the new location by run the following command :-

# svccfg -s application/pkg/server setprop pkg/inst_root=/export/oracle/repo 


# svcprop -p pkg/inst_root application/pkg/server

Reload the Services Just to confirm :-

# svcadm refresh application/pkg/server

Osama Mustafa

Use "sudo" Command without password Prompt

Sometimes you need to run Linux command without password prompt using sudo command.

to learn more about this command read the link here.

For Example i need to run the following command without password prompt, However there are three sudo commands I want to run without entering password:

  • sudo reboot
  • sudo shutdown -r now
  • sudo shutdown -P now
to do this follow the below steps :-
  • edit the following /etc/sudoers file.
  • you find the following lines depend on the username and hostname for the server.

user host = (root) NOPASSWD: /sbin/shutdown
user host = (root) NOPASSWD: /sbin/reboot

This will allow the user user to run the desired commands on host without entering a password. All other sudoed commands will still require a password.


  • Always use the command visudo to edit the sudoers file to make sure you do not lock yourself out of the system for example 

sudo visudo -f /etc/sudoers.d/shutdown

  • Using /etc/sudoers.d instead of modifying /etc/sudoers, you could add the two lines to a new file in /etc/sudoers.d for example  /etc/sudoers.d/shutdown.
  • If you did not use visudo to edit your files and then accidentally messed up /etc/sudoers or messed up a file in /etc/sudoers.d then you will be locked out of fix it use command pkexec.
Osama Mustafa