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Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11.1     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to an Oracle Solaris 11 Release (Overview)

2.  Transitioning to an Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Method

Oracle Solaris Installation Methods

Oracle Solaris Installation Requirements

ZFS Root Pool Installation Requirements

Oracle Solaris Preinstallation Tasks

Installing Oracle Solaris by Using Installation Media

Oracle Solaris 11.1 Installation Media Paths

Migrating From JumpStart to AI

JumpStart to AI Migration Tasks

Installing Oracle Solaris by Using AI

AI Preinstallation Tasks

Setting Up an Install Client

Booting the Client and Initiating an Oracle Solaris Installation

Information About Installing and Configuring Zones

Download Locations for AI Files

Additional Installation Tasks

Configuring Date and Time Before and After an Installation

How to Switch From Local Time Format to UTC Format

How to Switch From UTC Format to Local Time Format

Maintaining Local Time on a System Running Multiple Operating Systems That Keep RTC Time as Local Time

x86: Adding Custom Entries to the GRUB Menu After an Installation

Troubleshooting an Oracle Solaris Installation

Monitoring the Live Media Startup Process

3.  Managing Devices

4.  Managing Storage Features

5.  Managing File Systems

6.  Managing Software and Boot Environments

7.  Managing Network Configuration

8.  Managing System Configuration

9.  Managing Security

10.  Managing Oracle Solaris Releases in a Virtual Environment

11.  Managing User Accounts and User Environments

12.  Managing Desktop Features

A.  SPARC Automated Installation Scenario

Oracle Solaris Installation Methods

Table 2-1 summarizes the installation methods that are available in this release. Except for AI, all of these installation methods are used to install single systems. AI can be used to install single systems or multiple systems over the network.

Table 2-1 Installation Methods That Are Supported in an Oracle Solaris 11 Release

Installation Method
Install Server?
Single or Multiple Systems
Live Media installation (x86 only)
Text installation
Text installation over the network
Yes, for retrieving the installation image from the server.
Automated installations booting from media
Yes, for customized media preparation. No for installation.
Automated installations of multiple clients
Single or multiple