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When transitioning to Oracle Solaris 11, keep the following key points in mind:
No upgrade methods or tools are available to transition from Oracle Solaris 10 to an Oracle Solaris 11 release. You cannot use an installer to upgrade from Oracle Solaris 10 to an Oracle Solaris 11 release. You must perform a fresh installation by using one of the installation options that are described in this chapter.
However, you can migrate your Oracle Solaris 10 OS instances or zones and your data to an Oracle Solaris 11 system. For more information, see Table 1-3.
The following Oracle Solaris 10 installation features are not available in an Oracle Solaris 11 release: the Oracle Solaris installation upgrade option, the Oracle Solaris Flash Archive installation method, JumpStart, and the Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade feature (lu suite of commands).
The Automated Installer (AI) replaces JumpStart, and the beadm utility provides similar functionality to the lu commands. For more information, see Migrating From JumpStart to AI and Tools for Managing Boot Environments.
Oracle Solaris 11 introduces the Image Packaging System (IPS), which is a different mechanism than the legacy SVR4 package commands that are used in Oracle Solaris 10 and previous releases. See Chapter 6, Managing Software and Boot Environments.
Table 1-3 describes the tools and features that are available for transitioning to an Oracle Solaris 11 release.
Table 1-3 Oracle Solaris 11 Transition Tools and Features