Saturday, May 29, 2010

Some OpenSolaris Flashdisk Tests

I've done some "academic" tests with a STEC Mach8 IOPS Flash Disk and Opensolaris SNV_134

The test included measuring installation time (from USB Image), first boot time (importing SMF manifests takes time), and normal boot time (both after GRUB Menu until login screen).

The test was done on a Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4GHz Laptop and as a comparison on a EeePC 1000H with an Intel Atom CPU.

The Flashdisk was recognized immediatly:















Here are the measured times on my Core 2 Duo system:

Installation: 6'39''
First boot: 3'22''
Normal boot: 30''

Here are times for the EeePC with Atom CPU with SSD:

Installation: 17'24''
First boot: 3'50''
Normal boot: 54''

Normal boot time for EeePC with Atom CPU with Harddisk and OS 2009.06:

Normal boot: 1'25''

Opinion: Don't waste your money on an expensive SSD if your overall system is slowish. For comparison, the Atom boot time is only marginally better with SSD than with a HardDisk.

On a faster system, you get much more out of a Flashdisk. Remember that (Open-)Solaris was never the fastest system to boot, but I think 30s is a quite good achievement.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Real-Time Splunk on Android

I've updated my Nexus One today with Froyo (Android 2.2)

Froyo contains Flash Support. First thing to try is of course Real-Time Splunking :-)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Storm Botnet Comeback

Normally we see about 20-30 million incoming connections per day to our MTAs.

Around the 16th of March, we saw a drop in incoming connections.

Suddenly, after the 5th of April, there is a huge spike in connections, with a peak of almost 50 million connections.

As McAfee has reported, the Storm Botnet has made a Comeback.

Splunk on Android (Nexus One)

Rumors are, that Flash will be available next month on Android devices such as the Google's Nexus One I own.

I was wondering how good Splunk's will work on the Nexus One, as it uses AJAX a lot.

Not bad at all (Click on image to enlarge).



Ok. We get a "missing flash" message, but even real-time search is working:



I would say, as soon as Flash is available, this is the ultimate Splunk Mobile Device.

I feel sorry for all iPhone users who will never get Flash...