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Creating and Administering Oracle Solaris 11 Boot Environments     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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1.  Introduction to Managing Boot Environments

2.  beadm Zones Support

3.  Creating Boot Environments and Snapshots

4.  Administering Boot Environments


Creating and Administering Oracle Solaris 11 Boot Environments provides instructions about using the beadm(1M) utility to administer multiple boot environments on your Oracle Solaris system.

Related Information

Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Systems provides instructions for installing and configuring the Oracle Solaris operating system (OS) using any of the following methods:

Creating a Custom Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Image explains how to use the Oracle Solaris Distribution Constructor (DC) tool to customize your installation image.

Chapter 6, Managing Services (Overview), in Oracle Solaris Administration: Common Tasks describes the Oracle Solaris Service Management Facility (SMF) feature. You can use SMF profiles to configure your system.

The pkg(5) man page describes the Oracle Solaris Image Packaging System (IPS) feature, which enables you to store and retrieve software packages for installation. The pkg(1) man page explains how to install IPS packages.

See the Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration documentation for more information about how to administer Oracle Solaris 11 systems.

Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 JumpStart to Oracle Solaris 11 Automated Installer provides information to help you migrate from JumpStart to AI, both of which are automated installation features of Oracle Solaris.

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Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser