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09 Dec 2011
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Oracle Solaris 11 Launch Videos: Engineering and Customer Panels [25045]
Two Videos Added to Earlier Launch Keynote

Until now the video available from the launch on November 11, 2011 of Oracle Solaris 11 featured only the executive keynote. Two additional sessions have been added, which are a panel of some top Oracle engineers discussing what's new in Oracle Solaris 11, and a panel of customers discussing why they chose Oracle Solaris for their mission-critical services. The videos of those sessions (plus the executive keynote) are now available. Registration and log-in are required.
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07 Dec 2011
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Oracle Releases Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 [25031]
Delivers Advanced HA andDR Capabilities for Oracle Solaris 11

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0, the first release providing extended high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) capabilities for Oracle Solaris 11. Oracle Solaris Cluster works by extending Oracle Solaris to provide the HA and DR infrastructure required for deploying mission critical workloads in private, public and hybrid clouds as well as enterprise data centers. Among the other strong points of the solution are built-in support for cloud implementations and cloud-ready application protection through fine-grained monitoring and policy-based application management, along with restart and failover capabilities.
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27 Nov 2011
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Solaris 11 Launch Blog Roundup [24939]
If Not Everything, then much of What You'd Like to Know about Oracle Solaris 11

Contantin Gonzalez has compiled what he terms the "Solaris Launch Blog Carnival Roundup," where blogs pertaining to the Oracle Solaris 11 launch are grouped into helpful categories such as:

  • Getting Started/Overview
  • Automatic Installation and the Image Packaging System
  • Networking
  • DTrace
  • Security
  • Developers-
  • Desktop and Graphics
  • Performance

A lot of Oracle and non-Oracle bloggers contributed helpful and informative blog articles.
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25 Nov 2011
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Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11 (Overview) [24968]
A Guide to the Process

"Transitioning from Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11 (Overview)" is a guide that provides answers to some of the questions likely to arise in the course of the transition. The guide also includes, when applicable, information about transitioning from Oracle Solaris 11 Express to Oracle Solaris 11. Most Oracle Solaris 10 applications are known to work on Oracle Solaris 11, and supported applications can be run as is. One can even run applications that rely on features excluded from Oracle Solaris 11 in an Oracle Solaris 10 virtual environment.
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21 Nov 2011
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Installing Oracle Solaris 11 in Oracle VM VirtualBox [24935]
Using Oracle Solaris 11 Image to Get Up and Running Quickly

In the first of a series of hands-on labs dealing with Oracle Solaris 11 readers will find the steps involved in using the Oracle Solaris 11 Image for Oracle VM VirtualBox to get up and running quickly with Oracle Solaris 11. The lab is divided into four exercises, as follows:

  • Exercise 1: Download the Oracle Solaris 11 VM for Oracle VM VirtualBox
  • Exercise 2: Import the Oracle Solaris 11 VM into VirtualBox
  • Exercise 3: Start the Oracle Solaris 11 Express VM
  • Exercise 4: Take a snapshot

Enjoy!
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15 Nov 2011
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The IPS System Repository [24919]
IPS All But Does Everything for Users Installing Oracle Solaris 11

In earlier OpenSolaris releases, after each global-zone update, each non-global zone had to be updated by hand, attaching and detaching each zone, Tim Foster blogs. During that detach/attach the ipkg brand scripts determined which packages were in the global zone and updated the non-global zone accordingly. In Solaris 11 each zone is installed as a linked image, connected to the parent image, which is the global zone. During packaging operations in the global zone, IPS recurses into any non-global zones to ensure that packages are kept in synch between the global and non-global zone.
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