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Getting Started with Oracle Solaris 11

Start Here  Provides a pictorial overview that highlights Oracle Solaris 11 features and documentation. Available only in PDF format.Download PDF
Oracle Solaris 11 What's New  Identifies important changes in this release. Note: Available only in PDF format.
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Oracle Solaris 11 Release Notes  Provides late-breaking news, known issues, and similar information.Download PDF
Oracle Solaris 11 End-of-Feature (EOF) List  Links to a page that identifies features that are being removed in this release.
Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11  Identifies tasks that you might need to do to move from an existing Solaris 10 environment.Download PDF

Installing and Updating Oracle Solaris 11

Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Systems  Describes how to set up an automated installation or how to install using the LiveDVD or the text installer. Download PDF
Creating and Administering Oracle Solaris 11 Boot Environments  Describes how to manage boot environments in global and non-global zones.Download PDF
Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 JumpStart to Oracle Solaris 11 Automated Installer  Describes how to convert JumpStart rules, profiles, and sysidcfg files for use with Oracle Solaris 11 Automated Installer. Download PDF
Creating a Custom Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Image  Explains how to use the Distribution Constructor to customize your installation image.Download PDF
Adding and Updating Oracle Solaris 11 Software Packages  Explains how to add software after initial operating system installation.Download PDF
Copying and Creating Oracle Solaris 11 Package Repositories  Describes how to copy, update, make accessible, and maintain an Oracle Solaris Image Packaging System (IPS) software package repository. Download PDF
Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Man Pages  Reference information (man pages) for installation-related commands.Download PDF
Image Packaging System Man Pages  Reference information (man pages) for IPS commands and tools.Download PDF

Administering Oracle Solaris 11

Creating and Administering Oracle Solaris 11 Boot Environments  Describes how to manage boot environments, including non-global zones.Download PDF
Booting and Shutting Down Oracle Solaris on SPARC Platforms  Includes information about concepts, guidelines, and tools for booting a SPARC-based system that is running Oracle Solaris 11.Download PDF
Booting and Shutting Down Oracle Solaris on x86 Platforms  Includes information about concepts, guidelines, and tools including GRUB2 for booting an x86-based system that is running Oracle Solaris 11.Download PDF
Oracle Solaris Administration: Common Tasks  Explains how to perform basic and common administration tasks, such as adding users, managing services, and managing devices.Download PDF
Oracle Solaris Administration: Devices and File Systems  Explains use of removable media, disks, and devices.Download PDF
Oracle Solaris Administration: IP Services  Describes administration of TCP/IP networks, IPv4 and IPv6, DHCP, IPsec, IKE, IP filter, and IPQoS.Download PDF
Oracle Solaris Administration: Naming and Directory Services  Discusses use of DNS, NIS, and LDAP naming services, including how to transition from NIS to LDAP.Download PDF
Oracle Solaris Administration: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization  Explains configuration of network interfaces, NWAM, VLANs and link aggregations, IP network multipathing, virtual NICs, wireless networks, and network resource management.Download PDF
Oracle Solaris Administration: Network Services  Discusses web cache servers, time-related services, network file system (NFS and autofs), mail, SLP, and PPP.Download PDF
Oracle Solaris Administration: Oracle Solaris Zones, Oracle Solaris 10 Zones, and Resource Management  Discusses zones technology, which enables you to virtualize operating system services to create isolated environments for running applications, and resource management, which controls how applications use system resources. Download PDF
Oracle Solaris Administration: SAN Configuration and Multipathing  Provides detailed information about managing Storage Area Networks. Download PDF
Oracle Solaris Administration: Security Services  Describes services that keep your system, data, users, and processes secure, including auditing, the cryptographic framework, PAM, secure shell, and RBAC.Download PDF
Oracle Solaris Administration: SMB and Windows Interoperability  Describes use of the Oracle Solaris SMB service and how to map user and group identities between Oracle Solaris systems and Windows systems.Download PDF
Oracle Solaris Administration: ZFS File Systems  Provides detailed information on managing ZFS, including creating file systems, storage pools, snapshots, clones, and backups. Download PDF
Oracle Solaris Tunable Parameters Reference Guide  Provides reference information about the Oracle Solaris OS kernel and network tunable parameters for both SPARC and x86 systems.Download PDF
Oracle VTS (Validation Test Suite)  Provides information on Oracle Validation Test Suite, diagnostic software for SPARC and x86 systems.
How to Perform System Archival and Recovery Procedures With Oracle Solaris 11  Provides detailed information on system recovery.
International Language Environments Guide  Provides information about internationalization and localization features in Oracle Solaris 11.

Securing the Oracle Solaris 11 Operating System

Oracle Solaris 11 Security Guidelines  Provides an overview of Oracle Solaris security features and the guidelines for using those features to protect an installed system and its applications. Download PDF
Oracle Solaris Administration: Security Services  Describes services that keep your system, data, users, and processes secure, including auditing, the cryptographic framework, PAM, secure shell, and RBAC.Download PDF
Developer's Guide to Oracle Solaris 11 Security  Explains how to develop applications that provide security services or that consume security services.Download PDF
Trusted Extensions Configuration and Administration   Explains how to enable and configure Trusted Extensions and provides procedures for administering trusted systems and the trusted network that are unique to this labeled environment.Download PDF
Trusted Extensions User's Guide  Describes how to work in a multilevel environment when the Trusted Extensions feature is enabled.Download PDF
Trusted Extensions Label Administration  Describes the Trusted Extensions implementation of labels, assists administrators in planning and implementing labels, and provides a detailed example.Download PDF
Trusted Extensions Developer's Guide  Describes how to use the available application programming interfaces to write trusted applications for systems that are configured to use the Trusted Extensions feature.Download PDF
Compartmented Mode Workstation Labeling: Encodings Format  Is a copy of the U.S. government publication DDS-2600-6215-93, release 2.2, that documents the standard label encodings specification. Download PDF

Working With the Oracle Solaris 11 Desktop

Oracle Solaris 11 Accessibility Guide for the GNOME Desktop  Provides information about accessibility features in the default desktop that is included with Oracle Solaris.Download PDF
Oracle Solaris 11 User's Guide for the GNOME Desktop  Explains how to use the default desktop that is included with Oracle Solaris.Download PDF
Optimizing the Oracle Solaris 11 Desktop for a Multi-User Environment  Explains how to best enable the desktop for multi-user environments. Download PDF

Developing Applications for Use With Oracle Solaris 11

Introduction to the Oracle Solaris 11 Developer Environment  Provides an overview of development tools and processes in the Oracle Solaris environment.Download PDF
Copying and Creating Oracle Solaris 11 Package Repositories  Describes how to copy, update, make accessible, and maintain an Oracle Solaris Image Packaging System (IPS) software package repository. Download PDF
Linker and Libraries Guide  Describes the Oracle Solaris link editor and runtime linker, along with the objects on which they operate.Download PDF
ONC+ Developer's Guide  Explains how to develop applications within the ONC+ open systems distributed computing technologies, including TI-RPC, XDR, and NFS.Download PDF
Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones Developer's Guide  Describes how to write applications that partition and manage system resources.Download PDF
Oracle Solaris Dynamic Tracing Guide  Explains how to use the dynamic tracing framework to observe, debug, and tune system behavior.Download PDF
Programming Interfaces Guide  Describes system and network interfaces for use in developing applications.Download PDF
Writing Device Drivers  Explains how to design and build device drivers for various device types, include character-oriented, block-oriented, network-based, SCSI, HBA, and USB devices.Download PDF

Oracle Solaris 11 Reference Manuals

man pages section 1: User Commands  Reference information (man pages) for Oracle Solaris user commands.Download PDF
man pages section 1M: System Administration Commands  Reference information (man pages) for Oracle Solaris administration commands.Download PDF
man pages section 2: System Calls  Reference information (man pages) for Oracle Solaris system calls.Download PDF
man pages section 3: Library Interfaces and Headers  Reference information (man pages) for Oracle Solaris library interfaces and headers.Download PDF
man pages section 3: Basic Library Functions  Reference information (man pages) for Oracle Solaris basic library functions.Download PDF
man pages section 3: Networking Library Functions  Reference information (man pages) for Oracle Solaris network-specific library functions.Download PDF
man pages section 3: Extended Library Functions, Volume 1  Reference information (man pages) for asynchronous I/O (libaio), security and auditing (libbsm), configuration administration (libcgfadm), contract management (libcontract), CPU performance counters (libcpc), direct access transport (libdat), device ID (libdevid), device information (libdevinfo), executable and linking format (libelf), extended accounting file access (libexacct), and file system type identification (libfstyp).Download PDF
man pages section 3: Extended Library Functions, Volume 2  Reference information (man pages) for string-pattern matching (libgen), common fibre channel HBA (libhbaapi), kernel statistics (libkstat), kernel VM (libkvm), layout services (liblayout), locality group (liblgrp), mathematical functions (libm), user mailbox (libmail), multiple precision (libmp), common mulitpath management (libmpapi), and vector math (libmvec).Download PDF
man pages section 3: Extended Library Functions, Volume 3  Reference information (man pages) for name-value pair (libnvpair), pluggable authentication module (libpam), open printing API (libpapi), perl (libperl), PICL (libpicl), PICL plug-in (libpciltree), pool configuration manipuliation (libpool), process control (libproc), project database access (libproject), remove shared memory (libsrm), and realtime (librt).Download PDF
man pages section 3: Extended Library Functions, Volume 4  Reference information (man pages) for service configuration facility (libscf), file access control (libsec), security attributes database (libsecdb), smartcard (libsmartcard), SNMP (libsnmp), system event (libsysevent), interactive comman-line input (libtecla), TNF probe control (libtnfctl), universally unique identifier (libuuid), volume management (libvolmgt), and product install registry (libswreg).Download PDF
man pages section 3: Curses Library Functions  Reference information (man pages) for libraries that provide graphics and character screen updating capabilities.Download PDF
man pages section 3: Multimedia Library Functions  Reference information (man pages) for the multimedia processing library (libmlib).Download PDF
man pages section 4: File Formats  Reference information (man pages) for various file formats.Download PDF
man pages section 5: Standards, Environments, and Macros  Reference information (man pages) for various miscellaneous subjects, including headers, environments, macro packages, character sets, and standards.Download PDF
man pages section 7: Device and Network Interfaces  Reference information (man pages) for device and network interfaces.Download PDF
man pages section 9: DDI and DKI Driver Entry Points  Reference information (man pages) for entry-point routines for calling and return syntax from the kernel to the device driver.Download PDF
man pages section 9: DDI and DKI Kernel Functions  Reference information (man pages) for calling and return syntax from the a device driver to the kernel.Download PDF
man pages section 9: DDI and DKI Properties and Data Structures  Reference information (man pages) for kernel properties used by device drivers and data structures used to share information between the kernel and device drivers.Download PDF
Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Man Pages  Reference information (man pages) for installation-related commands.Download PDF
Image Packaging System Man Pages  Reference information (man pages) for IPS commands and tools.Download PDF

Important Information From Previous Releases

Device Driver Tutorial  Provides hands-on information, including real-world examples, on how to develop device drivers. Note: This link takes you to the Oracle Solaris 11 Express library.Download PDF
Memory and Thread Placement Optimization Developer's Guide  Explains how to improve application performance by specifying locality groups and using memory placement optimization. Note: This link takes you to the Oracle Solaris 11 Express library.Download PDF
Oracle Solaris Modular Debugger Guide  Describes the general-purpose modular debugging tool. Note: This link takes you to the Oracle Solaris 11 Express Library.Download PDF
Multithreaded Programming Guide  Explains how to improve application performance and structure by using POSIX and Solaris threads APIs. Note: This link takes you to the Oracle Solaris 11 Express library.Download PDF
SIP API Developer's Guide  Provides reference information for the Session Initiation Protocol AP and library. Note: This link takes you to the Oracle Solaris 11 Express Library.Download PDF
Oracle Solaris WBEM Developer's Guide  Oracle Solaris 11 Express WBEM developer information that applies unchanged for Oracle Solaris 11. Note: This link takes you to the Oracle Solaris 11 Express library.Download PDF
SPARC Assembly Language Reference Manual  Oracle Solaris 11 Express SPARC assembler information that applies unchanged for Oracle Solaris 11. Note: This link takes you to the Oracle Solaris 11 Express library.Download PDF
x86 Assembly Language Reference Manual  Oracle Solaris 11 Express x86 assembler information that applies unchanged for Oracle Solaris 11. Note: This link takes you to the Oracle Solaris 11 Express library.Download PDF
OpenBoot 4.x Command Reference Manual  Provides low-level reference information for the OpenBoot firmware. Note: This link takes you to the Oracle Solaris 10 library.Download PDF
Writing FCode 3.x Programs  Provides information on designing PCI interface cards and other devices that use the FCode language. Note: This link takes you to the Oracle Solaris 10 library.Download PDF
Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide  Provides instructions on using Solaris Volume Manager to manage disk storage. Note: This link takes you to the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 library.Download PDF

Related Information

Oracle Solaris 11 Product Center  Links to product technical marketing information for Oracle Solaris 11.
Oracle Solaris 11 How-To Articles  Links to product technical marketing articles for Oracle Solaris 11.
Oracle Solaris 11 Technologies  Links to product technical marketing material covering key Oracle Solaris 11 technologies.
Oracle Solaris 11 Animations and Videos  Links to media that show how to use Oracle Solaris 11.
Oracle Solaris 11 Training  Links to Oracle University training for Oracle Solaris 11.

Legal Information for this Release

Accessing Third-Party Notice and License Information for Oracle Solaris 11  Provides important legal information and access to right-to-use statements.Download PDF
Accessing Open Source Code  Provides access to source code for discrete open source components of Oracle Solaris 11.




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