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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

Installing Oracle Solaris by Using Installation Media

Oracle Solaris can be installed by using any of the following installation methods:

You can also create custom Live Media images, text installer images, and AI images. See Creating a Custom Oracle Solaris 11.1 Installation Image.

Note - After your system is installed, it cannot be updated by using a method that is similar to Solaris 10 upgrade methods. An Oracle Solaris 11 system is updated based on your desired maintenance schedule by using the pkg utility. See Installing and Updating Packages in Oracle Solaris Administration: Common Tasks. See also Updating to Oracle Solaris 11.2.

The following installation features are no longer supported:

Oracle Solaris 11.1 Installation Media Paths

The media paths for the Oracle Solaris 11.1 installers are as follows:

x86 only: Live Media


SPARC: Interactive text installer


x86: Interactive text installer


SPARC: Automated Installer


x86: Automated Installer