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Creating and Administering Oracle Solaris 11 Boot Environments     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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1.  Introduction to Managing Boot Environments

2.  beadm Zones Support

3.  Creating Boot Environments and Snapshots

4.  Administering Boot Environments

Listing Existing Boot Environments and Snapshots

Viewing Boot Environment Specifications

Viewing Specifications in Machine-Parsable Output

Viewing Snapshot Specifications

Changing the Default Boot Environment

Mounting and Updating an Inactive Boot Environment

How to Mount and Update a Boot Environment

Unmounting Boot Environments

Destroying a Boot Environment

Creating Custom Names for Boot Environments

Creating Additional Datasets for Boot Environments

Changing the Default Boot Environment

You can change an inactive boot environment into an active boot environment. Only one boot environment can be active at a time. The newly activated boot environment becomes the default environment upon reboot.

Use the beadm activate command as follows to activate an existing, inactive boot environment:

# beadm activate BeName

beadm activate sets the specified boot environment as the default in the menu.lst file.

Note - When a boot environment is created, regardless of whether it is active or inactive, an entry is created for the boot environment on the x86 GRUB menu or the SPARC boot menu. The default boot environment is the last boot environment that was activated.