Using the Solaris interactive text installer, you can install a UFS or a ZFS root file system. The default file system is still UFS for this Solaris release. You can access the interactive text installer option in the following ways:
SPARC: Use the following syntax from the Solaris Installation DVD:
ok boot cdrom - text
SPARC: Use the following syntax when booting from the network:
ok boot net - text
x86: Select the text-mode installation option.
A Custom JumpStart profile provides the following features:
You can set up a profile to create a ZFS storage pool and designate a bootable ZFS file system.
You can set up a profile to identify a flash archive of a ZFS root pool.
Using Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade, you can migrate a UFS root file system to a ZFS root file system. The lucreate and luactivate commands have been enhanced to support ZFS pools and file systems.
You can set up a mirrored ZFS root pool by selecting two disks during installation. Or, you can attach additional disks after installation to create a mirrored ZFS root pool.
Swap and dump devices are automatically created on ZFS volumes in the ZFS root pool.
The following installation features are not provided in this release:
The GUI installation feature for installing a ZFS root file system is not currently available.
The Oracle Solaris Flash installation feature for installing a ZFS root file system is not available by selecting the flash installation option from the initial installation option. However, you can create a JumpStart profile to identify a flash archive of a ZFS root pool. For more information, see Installing a ZFS Root File System (Oracle Solaris Flash Archive Installation).
You cannot use the standard upgrade program to upgrade your UFS root file system to a ZFS root file system.