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

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

Comparing Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle Solaris 11 System Configuration Tools

System Configuration Changes and Migration of System Configuration to SMF

SMF Administrative Changes

System Process Changes

System Console, Terminal Services, and Power Management Changes

Power Management Configuration

System Configuration Tools Changes

System Registration Changes

System Boot, Recovery, and Platform Changes

Booting for System Recovery Changes

How to Boot the System For Recovery Purposes

Boot, Platform, and Hardware Changes

Printer Configuration and Management Changes

Removal of the LP Print Service

How to Set Up Your Printing Environment After Installing Oracle Solaris 11

Internationalization and Localization Changes

Locale and Time Zone Configuration Changes

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

Internationalization and Localization Changes

Oracle Solaris 11 introduces the following important internationalization and localization changes:

Locale and Time Zone Configuration Changes

Locale and time zone configuration is set in the /etc/default/init file in Oracle Solaris 10. In Oracle Solaris 11, this configuration is managed through SMF service properties.

For example, to change the default system locale to fr_FR.UTF-8, you would configure the SMF service property as follows:

# svccfg -s svc:/system/environment:init \
setprop environment/LANG = astring: fr_FR.UTF-8 
# svcadm refresh svc:/system/environment

The service must be refreshed for changes to take affect.

  1. For the time zone setting, make sure the TZ in the /etc/default/init file is set to localtime.

    grep TZ /etc/default/init
  2. Then, set the time zone SMF property to the required time zone.

    # svccfg -s timezone:default setprop timezone/localtime= astring: US/Mountain
    # svcadm refresh timezone:default

For other date and time configuration changes in this release, see Configuring Date and Time Before and After an Installation.