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Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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1.  Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11 (Overview)

2.  Transitioning to an Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Method

3.  Managing Devices

4.  Managing Storage Features

5.  Managing File Systems

6.  Managing Software

7.  Managing Network Configuration

8.  Managing System Configuration

Comparing Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle Solaris 11 System Configuration Tools

System Configuration Changes and Migration of System Configuration to SMF

SMF Administrative Changes

System Process Changes

System Console, Terminal Services, and Power Management Changes

Power Management Configuration

System Configuration Tools Changes

System Registration Changes

System Boot, Recovery, and Platform Changes

Booting for System Recovery Changes

How to Boot the System For Recovery Purposes

Boot, Platform, and Hardware Changes

Printer Configuration and Management Changes

Removal of the LP Print Service

How to Set Up Your Printing Environment After Installing Oracle Solaris 11

Internationalization and Localization Changes

Locale and Time Zone Configuration Changes

9.  Managing Security

10.  Managing Oracle Solaris Releases in a Virtual Environment

11.  User Account Management and User Environment Changes

12.  Using Oracle Solaris Desktop Features

A.  Transitioning From Previous Oracle Solaris 11 Releases to Oracle Solaris 11

System Configuration Changes and Migration of System Configuration to SMF

In Oracle Solaris 11, certain aspects of system configuration have changed, including the migration of several system, network, and naming services configuration to SMF. For information about naming services that have migrated to SMF, see Table 7-1.

The following key changes are introduced in this release:

SMF Administrative Changes

Information for recording the source of properties, property groups, instances, and services has been added to the SMF repository. This information enables users to determine which settings are administrative customizations and those that are delivered with Oracle Solaris by a manifest.

The different settings by administrator, profile, or manifest are captured in layers. Use the svccfg listprop command with the new -l option to explore the values in each of the layers. For example, svccfg listprop -l all prints all of the layers and the values in each layer. In addition, the svccfg listcust command can be used to list customizations only.

Services and instances that are delivered in standard locations (/lib/svc/manifest, /var/svc/manifest, and /etc/svc/profile) are now managed by the manifest-import SMF service. To completely remove these services from the system, an administrator should uninstall the package that delivers the supporting files. This change triggers the removal of the service or instance from the system. If the delivering files are not managed by a package, then removing the file and restarting the manifest-import service removes the services or instances that are delivered from the system entirely.

If the files cannot be removed, or the administrator does not want the service or instance to run on the system, and disabling the service or instance is not an option, the svccfg delete command is an administrative customization that can be used. The svccfg delete command is considered a customization to the way the system is currently installed when the delivering files are still present in the standard locations.

Note - The svccfg delete command does not delete the service. The command only hides the service from other SMF consumers.

To remove any administrative customization, including customization such as svccfg delete, and return to the configuration that is provided by the service manifest, use the delcust subcommand of the svccfg command with care. For example, you would list and delete all of the customization on sendmail-client:default as follows:

# svccfg
  svc:> select svc:/network/sendmail-client:default
  svc:/network/sendmail-client:default> listcust
  config                        application admin           MASKED
  svc:/network/sendmail-client:default> delcust
   Deleting customizations for instance: default

For more information, see the svccfg(1M) man page..

System Process Changes

Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle Solaris 11 releases include system processes that perform a specific task, but do not require any administration.

System daemon that flushes pages to disk
Initial system process that starts and restarts other processes and SMF components
System process that monitors and balances system load due to interrupts
System process that monitors memory cache sizes
System process that controls memory paging to disk
System process that is responsible for OS scheduling and process swapping
System process with one thread per processor that balances and distributes virtual memory related workloads across CPUs for better performance.
System process for each ZFS storage pool containing the I/O taskq threads for the associated pool