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19 Mar 2012
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Solaris 10 Features in Common with Solaris 11 Ease Migration [25734]
Users of Solaris 10 will Find Many Familar Features

By way of facilitating customer migrations from Oracle Solaris 10 to Solaris 11 Karoly Vegh has posted a number of features the two versions have in common. Users of Solaris 10 will find the migration less intimidating (and time consuming) when they realize the commonality that Vegh outlines, and the listed features should improve the administration experience. The post recommends Joerg Moellenkamp's PDF "Less Known Solaris Features" and provides a link to the document.
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19 Mar 2012
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Joerg Moellenkamp's Oracle Solaris 11 Cheatsheet [25735]
Author of 'Less known Solaris Features'

Joerg Moellenkamp's Oracle Solaris 11 Cheat Sheet covers a lot of ground. Among the categories for which he provides guidance are:

  • Installation
  • System Configuration
  • Users and Groups
  • Boot Environments
  • Packaging
  • File Systems: Basic ZFS Administration
  • Service Management Facility
  • Oracle Solaris Zones
  • Networking and Manual Administration
  • Networking and Automatic and Advanced Administration

Look out for updates!
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16 Mar 2012
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Solaris Automated Install and Repository on One Image [25679]
Procedure and Code from Andrew Watkins

Andrew Watkins shares the steps and the code he used to enable Solaris 11 Automated Install with no network (Standalone), along with his subsequent creation of a new 6.7GB ISO that can boot a VirtualBox client and install Solaris 11 with NO network. With Solaris Automated Install and Repository now combined on one image, he writes, the next effort is to get it all onto an 8GB USB stick.
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16 Mar 2012
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Mobile Tornado Adopts Oracle Solaris Cluster, ZFS File System, Solaris Zones [25685]
Improves RAS and TCO

The adoption by Mobile Tornado, a provider of instant communication services for mobile devices of Oracle Solaris Cluster, the ZFS file system and Solaris Zones enabled the company to improve the high availability of its application, provide better workload distribution for scaling the application and reduce its application's TCO on the Oracle hardware and software stack, Frederic Pariente posts. "The usage of Solaris Zones in combination with advanced SPARC T4 CPUs allows Mobile Tornado to consolidate its IPRS PTT server and Oracle database in same machines, reducing TCO with higher level of performance," says Mobile Tornado R&D Manager Shlomo Birman.
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16 Mar 2012
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Compilation of Links to Solaris 11 Resources [25687]
Includes Numerous Developer Resources

In addition to links to several aspects of the release of Oracle Solaris 11, readers will also find links to Oracle Solaris 11 Developer Resources, as of March 2012, all of which Eric Reid has assembled in a single post.
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05 Mar 2012
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Considering Oracle Solaris 11? [25622]
Blogger Marshals Arguments in Favor

It would require some effort to argue, in the face of the numerous points Marius Sholtz catalogs (most of them in links) for implementing Oracle Solaris 11. The synergistic combination of Solaris 11 and Oracle's SPARC systems is but one of the several reasons Sholtz offers, which range from ROI to investment protection, to virtualization in support of his contention that Solaris 11 is a solution that is entirely deserving of serious attention from CTOs and other IT professionals.
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