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When transitioning to Oracle Solaris 11, keep the following key points in mind:
There are no upgrade methods or tools available to transition from Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11. You cannot use an installer to upgrade from Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11. You must perform a fresh installation of Oracle Solaris 11 by using one of the installation options described in this chapter.
However, you can migrate your Oracle Solaris 10 OS instances or zones and your data to Oracle Solaris 11 systems. For more information, see Table 1-3.
The following Oracle Solaris 10 installation features are not available in Oracle Solaris 11: the Oracle Solaris installation upgrade option, the Oracle Solaris Flash Archive installation method, JumpStart, and the Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade feature (lu suite of commands).
The Automated Installer (AI) replaces JumpStart, and the beadm utility provides similar functionality to the lu commands. For more information, see Migrating From JumpStart to AI and Tools for Managing Boot Environments.
Oracle Solaris 11 introduces the Image Packaging System (IPS), which is a different mechanism than the legacy SVR4 package commands that are used in Oracle Solaris 10 and previous releases. See Chapter 6, Managing Software.
The following table describes the tools and features that are available for transitioning to Oracle Solaris 11.
Table 1-3 Oracle Solaris 11 Transition Tools and Features