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Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade
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Part I Overall Planning of Any Solaris Installation or Upgrade

1.  Where to Find Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  What's New in Solaris Installation

What's New in the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Release for Installation

DVD Media Only for Installations

Oracle Solaris Auto Registration

What is Auto Registration?

How to Enable or Modify Auto Registration

When is the Data Transmitted to Oracle?

What Configurations are Supported?


How to Disable Auto Registration

Further Information

Disaster Recovery Image

What's New in the Solaris 10 10/09 Release for Installation

ZFS and Flash Installation Support

Two-Terabyte Disk Support for Installing and Booting the Solaris OS

Faster Installations

Zones Parallel Patching Reduces Patching Time

What's New in the Solaris 10 10/08 Release for Installation

Installing a ZFS Root File System

Structure Change for Installation Media

What's New in the Solaris 10 8/07 Release for Installation

Upgrading the Solaris OS When Non-Global Zones Are Installed

New sysidkdb Tool Prevents Having to Configure Your Keyboard

Prevent Prompting When You Use the JumpStart Program

NFSv4 Domain Name Configurable During Installation

What's New in the Solaris 10 11/06 Release for Installation

Enhanced Security Using the Restricted Networking Profile

Installing Solaris Trusted Extensions

Solaris Flash Can Create an Archive That Includes Large Files

What's New in the Solaris 10 1/06 Release for Solaris Installation

Upgrading the Solaris OS When Non-Global Zones Are Installed

x86: GRUB Based Booting

Upgrade Support Changes for Solaris Releases

What's New in the Solaris 10 3/05 Release for Solaris Installation

Solaris Installation Changes Including Installation Unification

Accessing the GUI or Console-based Installations

Custom JumpStart Installation Package and Patch Enhancements

Configuring Multiple Network Interfaces During Installation

SPARC: 64-bit Package Changes

Custom JumpStart Installation Method Creates New Boot Environment

Reduced Networking Software Group

Modifying Disk Partition Tables by Using a Virtual Table of Contents

x86: Change in Default Boot-Disk Partition Layout

3.  Solaris Installation and Upgrade (Roadmap)

4.  System Requirements, Guidelines, and Upgrade (Planning)

5.  Gathering Information Before Installation or Upgrade (Planning)

Part II Understanding Installations That Relate to ZFS, Booting, Solaris Zones, and RAID-1 Volumes

6.  ZFS Root File System Installation (Planning)

7.  SPARC and x86 Based Booting (Overview and Planning)

8.  Upgrading When Solaris Zones Are Installed on a System (Planning)

9.  Creating RAID-1 Volumes (Mirrors) During Installation (Overview)

10.  Creating RAID-1 Volumes (Mirrors) During Installation (Planning)



What's New in the Solaris 10 11/06 Release for Installation

Enhanced Security Using the Restricted Networking Profile

Starting with the Solaris 10 11/06 release, you can, during installation, set the default behavior for network services to run in a much more secured manner. During an interactive installation (hands on), this new security option is provided in the installation configuration selection screens. For automated JumpStart installations (hands off), you can select a restricted network profile by using a new service_profile keyword in the sysidcfg file. This security option is only available for initial installations. An upgrade maintains all previously set services. If necessary, you can restrict network services after an upgrade by using the netservices command.

If you choose to restrict network security, numerous services are fully disabled. Other services are still enabled, but these services are restricted to local connections only. Secure Shell remains available for remote administrative access to the system.

With this restricted networking profile, you reduce your risk of exposure on the Internet or LAN. The system retains full graphical desktop use and outbound network access. For example, you can still access your graphical interface, use browsers or email clients, and mount NFSv4 file shares.

The network services can be enabled after installation by using the netservices open command or by enabling individual services by using SMF commands. See Revising Security Settings After Installation.

For additional information about this security option, see the following references.

Table 2-2 Additional Information About the Limited Network Profile

For More Information
Administer security for network services
Reopen network services after installation
Plan installation configuration
Select restricted network security during a hands-on installation
Set up restricted network security for a JumpStart installation

Installing Solaris Trusted Extensions

Starting with the Solaris 10 11/06 release, Solaris Trusted Extensions provides multilevel security for the Solaris OS. This feature enables you to control information in a flexible but highly secure manner. You can now enforce strict access controls to your data based on data sensitivity, not just data ownership.

An installation that accesses Solaris Trusted Extensions differs from a standard installation. For a list of these installation differences and further information about Solaris Trusted Extensions, see Installing or Upgrading the Solaris OS for Trusted Extensions in Solaris Trusted Extensions Installation and Configuration for Solaris 10 11/06 and Solaris 10 8/07 Releases.

Solaris Flash Can Create an Archive That Includes Large Files

The flarcreate command no longer has size limitations on individual files. You can create a Solaris Flash archive that contains individual files that are greater than 4 Gbytes. The following two archive utilities are available for use:

For more information, see Creating an Archive That Contains Large Files in Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Solaris Flash Archives (Creation and Installation).