SANTA CLARA, CA -- May 13, 2002 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. is making the delivery of network applications simpler and more affordable than ever with the introduction of the Sun Cobalt RaQ(tm) 550 server appliance.
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The Strongbolt2 ROM
With the arrival of Strongbolt2, we have a new ROM for Cobalt servers.
The new ROM is based on the source from sourceforge.net, but modified to include a 2.6 kernel. The reason for this is to facillitate booting from USB and support for extra hardware.
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Strongbolt 2 upgrade released
A new year sees a completely new release of Strongbolt.
The Strongbolt2 upgrade is an easy process that just involves installing a couple of packages through the package management interface (bluelinq).
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Support from OS Office is nothing short of amazing.
Finding companies that stand behind their products these days can be challenging, but the staff at OS Office proves they still exist.
I continue to be stunned by their response times and outstanding service.
Jim Murray
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OSPanel Server administration Panel

OSPanel Server administration Panel

After initial setup using the server's monitor or serial console, all server administration is done through a secure browser connection through either an intranet or Internet connection. Server-wide service offerings are configured through a Web administration facility. This gives the administrator the ability to:
  • Administer virtual sites
  • Configure email, FTP, Telnet, SNMP, ASP and DNS services
  • Install and upgrade software
  • Configure network parameters
  • Configure uninterruptible power supply (UPS) operation
  • Configure wake options
  • Monitor system services and resources
The administration Web pages allow the addition, configuration and monitoring of virtual sites, either based on name or IP address. Configuration options for virtual sites include:
  • Adding users
  • Creating mailing lists
  • Configuring CGI, SSI, PHP, Telnet, Frontpage, FTP
Assigning bandwidth limits Additionally, the server administration interface gives status on sites, including traffic reports and disk usage information. Individual users on a virtual site have access to the Web administration facility where they can access the following:
  • Email settings
  • Personal preferences
  • Usage data

OSPanel Services

Here is a sample of what you can do with the BlueQuartz Server Appliance:
  • Web publishing
  • Email hosting
  • DNS Management
The Server Appliance's email service allows you to communicate internally and externally to individuals. It includes auto-forward and auto-response capabilities for each personal site. You can also create mailing lists that include external users. To access your email on the BlueQuartz Server Appliance, you can use any standard email client software. These services can be used within an extranet or an intranet environment, or across the Internet.


Customer Service and Technical Support

You can use the OS Office discussion forum to find answers, post problems and read responses to posted problems. Our discussion forum is moderated by OS Office Support staff.

Before contacting Technical Support

Take note of all actions you perform and any error messages so that, if necessary, you can describe them to a member of the Technical Support team. Refer to the user manual and to the Web-based resources, such as the OS Office Forum.

Further resources and information

To speed up your support call When contacting Technical Support, the more information you can provide, the better. Before you call or email, have the following information ready:
  • Any additional software installed on your system
  • Any peripherals connected to your system
  • Any error messages you have received and the time when they occurred
  • The process you were running or the changes you had made when the error occurred
  • The steps you have taken to resolve the problem