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1.  What's New in the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Release

Installation Enhancements

iSCSI Target LUN Support

Network-Based Installation Support in Text Installer

Automatic Resolution of Package Dependencies in Text and GUI Installers

Live Upgrade Preserves the Dump Device Configuration

Live Upgrade Preflight Checker

System Administration Enhancements

Oracle Configuration Manager

Oracle Solaris Zones Preflight System Checker

Oracle VTS 7.0 Patch Set 15

pkgdep Command

x86: 64-bit: Fault Management for Oracle Intel Sandy Bridge-EP Platforms

x86: AMD Generic MCA Driver Support for AMD Family 15h Processors

Security Enhancements

64-bit: openssl Command

Password and Account Creation Behavior Is Optional

Networking Enhancement

SSH, SCP, and SFTP Speed Improvements

File System Enhancement

ZFS Features and Changes

Device Management Enhancement

x86: SATA Support for ATA Pass Through Commands

System Performance Enhancement

x86: AMD XOP and FMA Support

System Resources Enhancement

SPARC: 64-bit: Increased CRC32c Algorithm Performance in the iSCSI Initiator

Freeware Enhancements

Evince 2.30.3

GNU Make 3.82

GNU gettext Utility

GNU IDN Library

Ghostscript 9.00

gzip 1.4

Jakarta Tomcat 5.5

Lightning 1.0


Samba 3.6.8

Sendmail 8.14.5

Thunderbird 10 ESR

Firefox 10 ESR


New Device Support

x86: Support for the Xen Virtual Block Device in the xdf Driver

Support for New Device in the bnxe Driver

Driver Enhancements

SR-IOV Support for igbvf and igb Drivers

SR-IOV Support for the ixgbevf driver

sxge Driver Support

USB 3.0 Support

Additional Software Enhancements

SPARC: 64-bit: Memory DR Support on Migrated Domains

x86: Fault Proxy Between the Service Processor and Host

Fibre Channel Adapter Header Files

System Administration Enhancements

This section describes system administration enhancements in this release.

Oracle Configuration Manager

Starting with the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 release, Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM) is the default configuration collection and reporting mechanism. OCM collects configuration information from the server running Oracle Solaris and uploads it to the Oracle repository. Oracle uses this data to understand customer environments and to improve customer support programs.

Prior to the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 release, the configuration information was collected and reported by the regadm command. In this release, the configuration information is collected by the Oracle Configuration Management client data collection service. You can use the new svc:/application/management/ocm service to disable or enable the collection of configuration data by OCM. You can collect and report configuration information by using the configCCR(1M), emCCR(1M), and emocmrsp(1M) commands.

The OCM client service is a standardized service that is used across the Oracle products to collect configuration data. By default, OCM is configured in the connected mode by using the My Oracle Support credentials, which are provided during installation.

My Oracle Support access is included with Oracle Premier Support. The combination of My Oracle Support with Oracle Configuration Manager can provide customers with a complete view of the configuration of their Oracle environment and with environment-specific recommendations to get maximum benefits from their Oracle systems while maintaining a positive security posture. The various reports based on OCM data made available in the My Oracle Support can help customers prevent outages, troubleshoot systems, and identify trends across their systems.

Note - Although the collection mechanism has changed, JumpStart still uses the autoreg keyword to control OCM operations. If you have configured your JumpStart server to support Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 or Oracle Solaris 10 8/11, no reconfiguration is necessary to handle OCM unless you want to change the parameter values.

For more information about OCM, see Oracle Configuration Manager Installation and Administration Guide Release 10.3.7.

Oracle Solaris Zones Preflight System Checker

Oracle Solaris Zones Preflight System Checker is included in the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 release. The zonep2vchk utility evaluates an Oracle Solaris 10 host for migration to an Oracle Solaris Zone. The following migration scenarios are supported:

The zonep2vchk utility has the following capabilities:

For more information, see the zonep2vchk(1M) man page. Also, see System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones.

Oracle VTS 7.0 Patch Set 15

This section summarizes enhancements in the Oracle VTS 7.0 Patch Set 15 in this release.

Oracle Validation Test Suite (Oracle VTS) is a comprehensive hardware diagnostic tool that tests and validates the connectivity and functionality of most controllers and devices on Oracle platforms. The VTS tests are targeted for each hardware component or function in a system. The tool supports three user interfaces (UIs) – a graphical UI (GUI), a terminal-based UI, and a command-line interface (CLI).

Memory and CPU diagnostics include the following enhancements:

Input and output diagnostics include the following enhancements:

For more information, see

pkgdep Command

A new command, pkgdep, enables system administrators to list dependent packages for a specific Oracle Solaris package. The following example shows how to list dependent packages for the SUNWzsh package.

# pkgdep SUNWzsh

For more information, see Chapter 22, Managing Software by Using Oracle Solaris Package Commands (Tasks), in Oracle Solaris Administration: Basic Administration.

x86: 64-bit: Fault Management for Oracle Intel Sandy Bridge-EP Platforms

The Oracle Solaris predictive self-healing technology is available for the following Sun x86 servers from Oracle:

This enhancement provides users the following benefits:

x86: AMD Generic MCA Driver Support for AMD Family 15h Processors

The AMD Generic machine check architecture (MCA) driver supports AMD Family 15h processors with the AMD Family 0Fh and 10h processors. The AMD Generic MCA driver provides the MCA feature support to the platform.