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1.  Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11 (Overview)

Welcome to Oracle Solaris 11

Oracle Solaris 10 Compared to Oracle Solaris 11

Removal of Legacy System Management Commands, Tools, Services, and Files

Transitioning Your Oracle Solaris 10 System to Oracle Solaris 11

Installation Features

Software Management Features

Network Configuration Features

System Configuration and SMF Features

Storage and File Systems Features

Security Features

Virtualization Features

User Account Management and User Environment Features

Desktop Features

2.  Transitioning to an Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Method

3.  Managing Devices

4.  Managing Storage Features

5.  Managing File Systems

6.  Managing Software

7.  Managing Network Configuration

8.  Managing System Configuration

9.  Managing Security

10.  Managing Oracle Solaris Releases in a Virtual Environment

11.  User Account Management and User Environment Changes

12.  Using Oracle Solaris Desktop Features

A.  Transitioning From Previous Oracle Solaris 11 Releases to Oracle Solaris 11

Software Management Features

The Oracle Solaris 11 software is distributed in packages that are managed by the Image Packaging System (IPS). After you install the OS, you can access package repositories to download new or updated software packages and install them on your system. With IPS commands, you can list, search, install, update, and remove software packages.

Software management in Oracle Solaris 11 includes the following components:

Note - There is no upgrade path from Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11. You must perform a fresh installation, but first review the migration features in Table 1-3. You can use the pkg update command to update one or more packages from one version to a newer version.

See Chapter 6, Managing Software.