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Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade     Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Information Library
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Part I Overall Planning of Any Oracle Solaris Installation or Upgrade

1.  Where to Find Oracle Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  What's New in Oracle Solaris Installation

3.  Oracle Solaris Installation and Upgrade (Roadmap)

4.  System Requirements, Guidelines, and Upgrade (Planning)

System Requirements and Recommendations

Allocating Disk and Swap Space

General Disk Space Planning and Recommendations

Disk Space Recommendations for Software Groups

Upgrade Planning

Upgrading and Patching Limitations

Upgrade Programs

Installing a Flash Archive Instead of Upgrading

Creating an Archive That Contains Large Files

Upgrading With Disk Space Reallocation

Using the Patch Analyzer When Upgrading

Backing Up And Restarting Systems For an Upgrade

Planning Network Security

Restricted Security Specifics

Revising Security Settings After Installation

Locale Values

Platform Names and Groups

x86: Partitioning Recommendations

Default Boot-Disk Partition Layout Preserves the Service Partition

How to Find the Version of the Oracle Solaris OS That Your System Is Running

5.  Gathering Information Before Installation or Upgrade (Planning)

Part II Understanding Installations That Relate to ZFS, Booting, Oracle Solaris Zones, and RAID-1 Volumes

6.  ZFS Root File System Installation (Planning)

7.  SPARC and x86 Based Booting (Overview and Planning)

8.  Upgrading When Oracle Solaris Zones Are Installed on a System (Planning)

9.  Creating RAID-1 Volumes (Mirrors) During Installation (Overview)

10.  Creating RAID-1 Volumes (Mirrors) During Installation (Planning)



Platform Names and Groups

When you are adding clients for a network installation, you must know your system architecture (platform group). If you are writing a custom JumpStart installation rules file, you need to know the platform name.

Some examples of platform names and groups follow. For a full list of SPARC based systems, see Oracle Solaris Sun Hardware Platform Guide at

Table 4-7 Example of Platform Names and Groups

Platform Name
Platform Group
Sun Fire
Sun Blade
x86 based

Note - On a running system, you can also use the uname -i command to determine a system's platform name or the uname -m command to determine a system's platform group.