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The following installation methods are available:
x86: GUI installation with the Live Media – The GUI installer can be used to install Oracle Solaris 11 on x86 platforms only. The GUI installer is capable of functioning with a minimum of 1536 MB of memory. See Installing Oracle Solaris 11 by Using Installation Media.
Interactive text installation (From media or over the network) – The text installer enables you to install Oracle Solaris on SPARC and x86 based systems from media or over a network.
Automated installation on single or multiple systems – The Automated Installer (AI) installs Oracle Solaris 11 on a single or multiple client systems. Similar to JumpStart, AI provides a hands-free installation. You can also perform automated installations that boot from media. See Installing Oracle Solaris 11 by Using AI.
AI also supports the installation of zones. See Oracle Solaris 11 Zone Features.
Customized installation image creation with the Distribution Constructor – The Distribution Constructor tool creates preconfigured installation images. See Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Methods.
These installation tools and methods are no longer available:
Oracle Solaris Flash Archive Installation – For information about recovering from a system failure, see System Boot, Recovery, and Platform Changes.
JumpStart feature of Oracle Solaris – AI replaces JumpStart in this release. See Installing Oracle Solaris 11 by Using AI.
Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade feature – The suite of commands (lu) that are part of the Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade feature are also no longer supported. The beadm utility provides similar capability. See Tools for Managing Boot Environments.