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Booting and Shutting Down Oracle Solaris on SPARC Platforms     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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1.  Booting and Shutting Down a SPARC Based System (Overview)

What's New in Booting and Shutting Down a System

Administratively Provided driver.conf Files

Fast Reboot on SPARC Platforms

Booting and Shutting Down a SPARC Based System (Topic Map)

Guidelines for Booting a System

Reasons to Boot a System

Service Management Facility and Booting

Changes in Behavior When Using SMF

How Run Levels Work

What Happens When a System Is Booted to a Multiuser State (Run Level 3)

When to Use Run Levels or Milestones

Overview of the Oracle Solaris Boot Architecture

Description of the SPARC Boot Process

SPARC Boot Phases

2.  Booting a SPARC Based System to a Specified State (Tasks)

3.  Shutting Down a System (Tasks)

4.  Rebooting a SPARC Based System (Tasks)

5.  Booting a SPARC Based System From the Network (Tasks)

6.  Modifying Boot Parameters on a SPARC Based System (Tasks)

7.  Creating, Administering, and Booting From ZFS Boot Environments on SPARC Platforms (Tasks)

8.  Keeping a SPARC Based System Bootable (Tasks)

9.  Troubleshooting Booting a SPARC Based System (Tasks)


Booting and Shutting Down a SPARC Based System (Topic Map)

Use the following references to find step-by-step instructions on various boot-related topics within this document.

Table 1-1 Booting and Shutting Down a SPARC Based System: Topic Map

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Bring a SPARC based system to a specified state (run level booting).
Shut down a SPARC based system.
Reboot a SPARC based system.
Boot a SPARC based system from the network.
Change the default boot behavior on a SPARC based system.
Boot from a ZFS boot environment, snapshot, or dataset on a SPARC based system.
Keep a SPARC based system bootable by using the boot administration interface (bootadm).
Troubleshoot booting a SPARC based system.