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|Booting and Shutting Down Oracle Solaris on SPARC Platforms Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library|
Keep the following in mind when you boot a system:
After a SPARC based system is shut down, it is booted by using the boot command at the PROM level.
A system can be rebooted by turning the power off and then back on.
Caution - This method is not considered a clean shutdown. Use this shutdown method only as an alternative in emergency situations. Because system services and processes are terminated abruptly, file system damage is likely to occur. The work required to repair this type of damage could be substantial and might require the restoration of various user and system files from backup copies.
The following table lists system administration tasks and the corresponding boot option that is used to complete the task.
Table 1-2 Reasons for Booting a System