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Managing Boot Environments With Oracle Solaris 11 Express     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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Document Information

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

Why Use Multiple Boot Environments?

With multiple boot environments, the process of updating software becomes a low risk operation because system administrators can create backup boot environments before making any software updates to your system. If needed, they have the option of booting a backup boot environment.

Here are some specific examples where having more than one Oracle Solaris boot environment, and managing them with the beadm utility, is useful: