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Creating and Administering Oracle Solaris 11.1 Boot Environments     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Introduction to Managing Boot Environments

About Boot Environments and Datasets

Advantages to Maintaining Multiple Boot Environments

Tools for Managing Boot Environments

About the Package Manager

About the beadm Utility

beadm Utility Requirements

2.  beadm Zones Support

3.  Creating Boot Environments and Snapshots

4.  Administering Boot Environments


Chapter 1

Introduction to Managing Boot Environments

This document describes how to use the beadm utility to manage boot environments. The beadm command is specifically designed to perform tasks on a boot environment structure including a root dataset and all the datasets nested under that root dataset. This chapter describes datasets and provides an overview of managing boot environments.