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06 Sep 2012
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'Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration: The Complete Reference' [27522]
First Solaris 11 Book now Available for Readers

"Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration: The Complete Reference," a book written by Michael Jang, Harry Foxwell, Christine Tran and Alan Formy-Duval for Solaris admins, Linux admins and developers, and even those somewhat unfamiliar with UNIX, is now available. Co-author Foxwell explains that the book covers the Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 release. Content is not expected to change much as a result of the next Solaris 11 release. Foxwell also writes that the book complements the extensive Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library, and covers the main system administration topics of installation, configuration, and management.
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04 Sep 2012
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20 Solaris 11 How-To Articles [27512]
Links to Solaris 11 White Papers, Solaris 11 Spotlights Pages

In one handy page on Oracle.com readers will find links to 20 papers on managing Solaris 11 that range over such topics as installation; system configuration; data management; networking; software management; virtualization; and development. The page also includes links to the Oracle Solaris 11 White Papers page and to the Oracle Solaris 11 Spotlights page.
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15 Aug 2012
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Pre-Flight Checker for Solaris 11 Now Available in New Version [27245]
Free Download at Solaris Download Page

The Pre-Flight Checker tool designed by Stefan Schneider, et al., at Oracle Systems ISV Engineering, is now available in a new version. The tool, which is available for free download from the Solaris Download page, lets users know whether a particular app will work on Solaris 11 without modification. Included in the latest version are such features as: Fully globalized product, currently with support for English, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese; detectors for issues due to static linking of system libs and mutex alignment; kernel checker to reveal usage of private kernel interfaces (binary as well source scanner)
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02 Aug 2012
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No More Jumpstart: Automated Installer Is the Tool to Use [27102]
Integration with Oracle Solaris 11 Technologies Enables a Truly 'Automatic' Installation

The new software deployment architecture feature automated installer in Solaris 11, capable of everything Jumpstart could perform while also able to create, configure and install Oracle Solaris Zones; install onto a root ZFS pool; install software with automatic dependency checking from remote-network-based package repositories -- all as a result of its tight integration into the various technologies in the operating system itself -- frees admins from the labors Jumpstart required. Glynn Foster recommends Isaac Rozenfeld's guide "How to Set up Automated Installation Services in Oracle Solaris 11" as a starting point for readers new to the automated installer feature.
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24 Jul 2012
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Finding the Path from RHEL 6 to Oracle Solaris 11 [27026]
Mapping Guide Shows the Way

A post on oracle.com offers advice to those moving from RHEL to Oracle Solaris OS in the form of a mapping guide between RHEL 6 and Solaris 11. For each general technology area, the author lists the main features of Oracle Solaris 11, their advantages, and how the command lines and configuration files map between the two operating systems - whether it's between RPM and IPS, KVM and Oracle Solaris Zones, Upstart and the Service Management Facility (SMF). The guide is designed to give administrators familiar with Red Hat Enterprise Linux a first step on where to get more information.
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18 Jul 2012
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Solaris 11 and Enterprise Manager Ops Center [26947]
Engineered Systems Approach Leads to Symbiotic Combination

Join Bill Nesheim, Markus Flierl, and Steve Wilson for a discussion of Solaris 11 and Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c, which covers new developments in both solutions, and includes how to handle new Solaris 11 provisioning and patching features, as well as some details on what is happening with Solaris virtualization, such as OVM for SPARC.
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