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08 Dec 2014
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Provisioning Solaris 11 [39870]
By Jeff Victor

Jeff writes, "Oracle Solaris 11 introduced the Image Package System, a new software packaging in which Solaris software components are delivered. It replaces the System V Release 4 ("SVR4") packaging system used by Solaris 2.0 through Solaris 10. If you are learning Solaris 11, learning about IPS is a must! The links below will take you to the documents, videos, blog entries, and other artifacts that I think are the most important ones to begin..."
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30 Nov 2014
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Oracle Solaris 11 - Beginners Guide [39497]
From UnixArena

Lingeswaran writes, "If you are working as a Sun Solaris system administrator, you know that how rapidly Solaris operating system is changing from version to version. There were a lot difference between Solaris 9 and Solaris 10. But people were able to grab the changes quickly in the past when it was transformed from Solaris 8/9 to Solaris 10. ZFS and Zones were not utilized potentially on Solaris 10 and this could be the reason why the system administrators couldn't find any difficulties. But now most of the people are asking that how and where to start for oracle Solaris 11..."
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12 Nov 2014
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Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Solaris Presentations Now Available [39286]
By Larry Wake

Larry writes, "Another Oracle OpenWorld is over, and as usual, there was a lot to take in. Markus Flierl had a great recap, covering what we said about Oracle Solaris, as did Rick O'Herron over on the Oracle Hardware blog, summarizing what's happening with SPARC M7.

Whether or not you got to attend this year, you might want to take a look at the presentations, which are now posted for many of the sessions. You can go to the entire content catalog (a mere 2,800+ sessions for OpenWorld and JavaOne!), or drill down to just the Oracle Solaris-related sessions via our ever-popular Focus on Oracle Solaris guide..."
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03 Nov 2014
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Solaris 9 exiting Extended Support period [39049]
By Gerry Haskins

Gerry Haskins writes, "Solaris 9 is exiting Extended Support and entering Sustaining Support.

In accordance with the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy for Software and Operating Systems, (Page 37), and http://www.oracle.com/us/support/library/hardware-systems-support-policies-069182.pdf (Pages 6 and 9), all patches created during the Extended Support period will revert to "Operating System" access entitlement on MOS so they are available to all customers will a valid support contract, not just those that purchased Extended Support.

There will be a final patch release cycle in November for both Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 to release bug fixes currently in process.

After that, there'll be no new Solaris 8 or Solaris 9 patches created. All existing patches will remain available..."
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20 Oct 2014
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Why Should Your Oracle Database Run on Oracle Solaris 11? [38924]
New white paper explains why

Mike Mulkey writes, "because it runs faster, is more secure, is more scalable & highly available, and because it simplifies management.

If you would like to know more, a new white paper (Oracle Solaris 11 is a state-of-the-art platform for deploying Oracle Database) has been published which details how Oracle Solaris 11 brings distinctive benefits to Oracle Database deployments, including deployments of the latest release, Oracle Database 12c. It describes Oracle Solaris 11.2 enhancements, which help to improve database scalability, availability, security, and manageability, and describe in detail how Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle Database optimizations bring specific benefits for database deployments on SPARC servers..."
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13 Oct 2014
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Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced Administration Cookbook [38812]
by Alexandre Borges

About This Book

  • Understand and execute best practices when administering advanced features of Oracle Solaris 11
  • Master special features of Oracle Solaris 11 such as ZFS objects, networking framework with RNC (Reactive Network Configuration), and get introduced to Performance Monitoring using sophisticated commands
  • Practical and easy-to-learn recipes explaining how to install, configure, update, and manage the Solaris OS and its application

Who This Book Is For

If you are a Solaris administrator who wants to learn more about administering an Oracle Solaris system and want to go a level higher in utilizing the advanced features of Oracle Solaris, then this book is for you. A working knowledge of Solaris Administration is assumed.
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