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Managing Boot Environments With Oracle Solaris 11 Express     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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1.  Introduction to Boot Environments

Why Use Multiple Boot Environments?

Package Manager and Update Manager GUIs

Features of beadm Utility

beadm Utility Requirements

Limitations in Current Release

2.  Using beadm Utility (Tasks)

3.  beadm Zones Support

4.  Appendix: beadm Reference

Chapter 1

Introduction to Boot Environments

A boot environment is a bootable instance of the Oracle Solaris operating system image plus any other application software packages installed into that image. System administrators can maintain multiple boot environments on their systems, and each boot environment can have different software versions installed.

Upon the initial installation of the Oracle Solaris release onto a system, a boot environment is created. Use the beadm(1M) utility to administer additional boot environments on your system.