The following list describes new features and changes to this book for the Solaris 9 12/02 release.
When using the Solaris Flash installation feature, several new procedures and examples have been added.
The flar create command is used to create a Solaris Flash archive. The command has been updated with new options that increase your flexibility to define archive contents when creating an archive. You now can exclude more than one file or directory. From an excluded directory, you can restore a subdirectory or file. This feature is useful when you want to exclude large data files that you do not want cloned. For information on how to use these options, see Customizing an Archive's Files and Directories.
New procedures for splitting, merging, or extracting information about the archive have been added. For information on these procedures, see Administering Solaris Flash Archives.
The Solaris installation programs now support LDAP Version 2 profiles, which enable you to configure your system to use a proxy credential level. During the Solaris Web Start or Solaris suninstall program installation programs, you can specify the LDAP proxy bind distinguished name and proxy bind password. With any installation method, you can preconfigure LDAP before installation by using the proxy_dn and proxy_password keywords in the sysidcfg file. For information on preconfiguring these profiles, see Preconfiguring With the sysidcfg File.
When using Solaris Live Upgrade, new procedures and examples have been added, which are the following:
Creating a profile
Testing the profile
Using the profile to upgrade or install a Solaris Flash archive
For more information, see Chapter 33, Upgrading With Solaris Live Upgrade (Tasks).
This book now contains procedures and descriptions that relate to x86 based systems.
Minor changes were made to fix bugs.