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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

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

Comparing Oracle Solaris 10 System Configuration to Oracle Solaris 11 System Configuration

System Configuration Changes and Migration of System Configuration to SMF

SMF Administrative Changes

SMF Manifest Creation Tool

System Process Summary

System Console, Terminal Services, and Power Management Changes

System Console and Terminal Services Changes

Power Management Configuration Changes

System Configuration Tools Changes

System Registration and System Support Changes

System Boot, Recovery, and Platform Changes

GRUB, Firmware, and Disk Labeling Changes

Booting for System Recovery

How to Boot From a Backup BE for Recovery Purposes

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.  Managing User Accounts and User Environments

12.  Managing Desktop Features

A.  SPARC Automated Installation Scenario

Internationalization and Localization Changes

Oracle Solaris 11 introduces the following 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 the following 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.