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|Managing Boot Environments With Oracle Solaris 11 Express Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10|
You can manage the boot environments on your system either by using the beadm command or by using the Package Manager or the Update Manager.
The Package Manager and Update Manager are graphical user interfaces that enable you to install, update, and manage packages on your installed system. The Package Manager and Update Manager are available on the menu bar on the desktop of the Oracle Solaris operating system. On the desktop menu bar, go to System>Administration and select either the Package Manager or Update Manager.
If you use the Package Manager or Update Manager to install or update the packages on your system, a clone of the active boot environment may be created with the changes made in that clone. If a clone is created, that clone becomes the active boot environment on reboot. You can use the beadm list command to see a list of all the boot environments on the system. You have the option to reactivate the original boot environment.
You can use the Package Manager and Update Manager to manage your boot environments as follows.
You can delete old and unused boot environments, in order to make the disk space available.
You can change the default boot environment on your system.
You can activate a boot environment.
For instructions, see the online help that is available in the Package Manager and Update Manager. See, also, Chapter 2, IPS Graphical User Interfaces, in Oracle Solaris 11 Express Image Packaging System Guide .
The Package Manager and Update Manager, however, do not provide the full range of options for managing your boot environments that is available by using the beadm command as described in the following sections.