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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

System Configuration Tools Changes

An Oracle Solaris instance, which is defined as a boot environment in either a global or a non-global zone, is created and configured during an installation. After installing or creating an Oracle Solaris instance, you can unconfigure and reconfigure the instance by using the new sysconfig utility. This tool replaces the sys-unconfig and sysidtool utilities.

In Oracle Solaris 11, the sysconfig configure command produces similar results to the sys-unconfig command that is used to unconfigure and halt a system in Oracle Solaris 10. For example:

# sysconfig configure -s
This program will re-configure your system.
Do you want to continue (y/(n))? y

The following example shows how to unconfigure a previously configured Oracle Solaris instance and leave it in an unconfigured state:

# sysconfig unconfigure -g system

You can also reconfigure an Oracle Solaris instance by specifying an existing configuration XML profile:

# sysconfig configure -c profile-name.xml

If you do not specify an existing configuration profile, the SCI tool runs during the installation process. The tool enables you to provide specific configuration information for that Oracle Solaris instance and can be used to configure a freshly installed or an unconfigured system. The SCI tool consists of a series of interactive panels that enable you to provide configuration information as part of a text installation. You can also run the tool on an installed Oracle Solaris system to create a new system configuration profile that is based on specifications that you provide. See Chapter 6, Unconfiguring or Reconfiguring an Oracle Solaris instance, in Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Systems.

Launch the SCI tool from the command line as follows:

# sysconfig configure

See the sysconfig(1M) man page and Creating a Configuration Profile Using the SCI Tool in Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Systems.