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14 Dec 2011
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Creating Oracle Solaris Zones in Oracle Solaris 11 [25082]
Shows Users How to Create, Install, Boot, and Configure an Oracle Solaris Zone

To familiarize users with the basic operations of Oracle Solaris Zone configuration and management in Oracle Solaris 11, blogger Duncan Hardie has written a post that explains how to create, install, boot, and configure an Oracle Solaris Zone. This makes it possible to clone the zone so you can roll out multiple, duplicate resource-controlled environments quickly and easily. The procedure demonstrates how a ZFS data set is automatically created and how the networking is set up automatically. In addition, Hardie shows how to add an application to an Oracle Solaris zone using IPS and then clone that zone.
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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

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