19 Aug 2006 masood   » (Journeyer)

Solaris 10

Working in solaris was never ever been in my plan but I must say I'm lukcy enough to get a chance to work in it in professional enviroment. Today, it's my fouth consecutive day working in solaris and no doubt I learned a lot about it. SunDocs helped me alot in putting the basics in my head. SUN's patch management is excellent but with some restriction and subscribtions, it reminds me RHEL enviroment. Initially I tried using my Linux skills in solaris but only succeded in using the common Unix commands. My first task was to patch the server and using SUN's guide I patched 2 servers easily. Though I had to read it's full patching mechanism and plicy later to make my self sure when we need it. My second task was to check RAID 1 performance and to verify its state, Again I had to gone though SUN's awsome guide to make my self first understand and then using a set of checks I tested RAID 1 state.

Currenlty I'm busy in reading as much as I can to make my self comfortable in handling solaris. I migh quickly jump in to programming but first I have to make my concept of administration clear in it. And that definalty would take a month or two.

Smarty

Another awsome creation of opensource community. It's a Templete Engine/Framework. My next project is to convert a site in Smarty. For this I have to learn it fully as a taged language. Though I don't have much of the interest in coding in php but again when it comes to professional life you always have to listen what you boss requires :).

Asterisk

I'm actually having a good time with asterisk. And after the project of CallCenter setup for MPS callcenter in Lahore, now I feel quite comfortable in handling asterisk. In my previous blogs I did mention about my activities realted to Asterisk programming and now it's all related to handling/administring asterisk. Still, there are so many things to learn and implement. But surely, with the project currenlty in my hand, I'll be able to learn all the skills quickly.

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