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23 May 2012
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Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c to Deploy and Manage Solaris 11 OS [26385]
Post Outlines the Benefits to Users

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c provides the ability to define Solaris 11 OS and Software Profiles comprised of Oracle Solaris 11 packages, user-supplied custom packages, scripts, and other files. Leon Shaner posts on how users can benefit from using this solution to create a Solaris 11 Software Update Library containing Oracle Solaris Image Packaging System (IPS) content that is synchronized with the main Oracle repository at pkg.oracle.com. The Ops Center managed Solaris 11 repository becomes the package (pkg) publisher for downstream Solaris 11 deployments and updates on all Solaris 11 systems being managed by Ops Center.
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21 May 2012
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What's New with Solaris 11 since the Launch? [26315]
Oracle VP for Software Development Provides Update

"What's New with Solaris 11 Since the Launch" is a summary by Karoly Vegh of the recent online forum that featured Oracle VP for Software Development Markus Flierl. Vegh provides a link through which registered users can view a rebroadcast of the webinar that includes the session Q&A. Vegh also provides links to the slide set used by Flierl and to the public SPARC/Solaris large-scale roadmap.
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14 May 2012
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Oracle Solaris Zones Preflight System Checker [26242]
Evaluate a Solaris 10 host for migration into a Solaris Zone

Duncan Hardie posts about Oracle Solaris Zones Preflight System Checker, which is built into Solaris 11 and to which Hardie provides a download link for Solaris 10 users. Using Oracle Solaris Zones Preflight System Checker, according to Hardie, enables migrations to an Oracle Solaris Zone on both Solaris 10 and 11. In addition, the following capabilities become available:

  • Analysis of the Oracle Solaris configuration, including networking, storage, and Oracle Solaris Operating system features in use and of application binaries and running applications.
  • Generation of a template Oracle Solaris Zone configuration to use on the target host.
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30 Apr 2012
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How-to Use LiveInstall Solaris 11 from Solaris 10 [26094]
Booting Back to Solaris 10 Is an Option

The oracle.com blog "Isaac's musings" features a how-to article that allows customers to follow a LiveUpgrade-like methodology in getting their existing Oracle Solaris 10 system to Oracle Solaris 11 while minimizing risk and still being able to boot back to Oracle Solaris 10 if they so choose. This is particularly of interest to those who have grown to appreciate the value that LiveUpgrade delivers.
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17 Apr 2012
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Updating Oracle Solaris 11 Systems Using Support Repository Updates [26022]
Letting the Image Packaging System Do the Work It Was Designed to Do

In a lengthy, detailed procedure for updating an Oracle Solaris 11 system with software packages provided by an active Oracle support agreement, Glynn Foster also includes information on how to determine whether the update is both successful and safe. Image Packaging System is a new package management system in Oracle Solaris 11 that provides a much-improved and automated way of maintaining system software across the data center. IPS integrates package and patch management into a single interface and provides for safe system upgrades by utilizing boot environments and ZFS snapshot and clone capabilities coupled with a support agreement.
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04 Apr 2012
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April 25th Online Forum -- Oracle Solaris 11 [25877]
What's New Since the Launch

Oracle Solaris 11 since the launch is the subject of an online forum, featuring Markus Flierl, the VP for Solaris core engineering, as well as engineers, customers and partners. During the forum, Markus and his crew will give an update on the release, recap Oracle's OS strategy, and give you a peek at what the engineers are working on for future updates. Once again, that's April 25, 2012, 9:00 a.m. PDT to 11:30 a.m. PDT. Registration is required.
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