The following installation features have been added to the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 release.
Oracle Solaris Auto Registration is new in the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 release. A new Auto Registration screen has been added to the interactive installer to facilitate registering your system using your Oracle support credentials. Oracle Solaris JumpStart installations and network installations require a new auto_reg keyword in the sysidcfg file to control settings during the installation. For details, see auto_reg Keyword in Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations.
With Auto Registration, during the initial reboot, after you install or upgrade your system, configuration data about your system is automatically communicated through the existing service tag technology to the Oracle Product Registration System. The service tag data about your system is used, for example, to help Oracle enhance customer support and services. You can learn about service tags at http://wikis.sun.com/display/ServiceTag/Sun+Service+Tag+FAQ.
By registering with your support credentials using one of the registration options, you have a straightforward way to inventory your systems and the major software components on those systems. For instructions about tracking your registered products, see https://inventory.sun.com/inventory. See also, http://wikis.sun.com/display/SunInventory/Sun+Inventory.
You can elect to have your configuration data sent to the Oracle Product Registration System anonymously. An anonymous registration means that the configuration data sent to Oracle has no link to the name of a customer. You also have the option to disable Auto Registration.
For further information, see Oracle Solaris Auto Registration in Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade.
In this release, the itu utility has been modified to support booting a SPARC based system with the install-time updates (ITU) process. Third-party vendors can now deliver driver updates on diskette, CD or DVD, and USB storage. In addition, new tools that enable you to modify the Oracle Solaris installation media with new packages and patches have been introduced. These tools can be used to deliver software updates for hardware platforms and to produce customized installation media.
For more information, see the following man pages:
This feature enables you to upgrade the Oracle zone– cluster node, which is a cluster brand zone, via DVD or JumpStart. Prior to this feature, only Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade could be used for this purpose.