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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

Security Enhancements

This section describes security enhancements in this release.

64-bit: openssl Command

Starting with the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 release, the 64-bit version of the openssl command-line utility is available in the /usr/sfw/bin/sparcv9 and /usr/sfw/bin/amd64 directories. You can use the 64-bit version of the openssl command to perform benchmark testing and functional testing of the OpenSSL libraries in 64-bit mode.

Note - The 32-bit version of the openssl command is located in the /usr/sfw/bin/openssl directory.

For more information, see the openssl(5) man page.

Password and Account Creation Behavior Is Optional

The new RESTRICTIVE_LOCKING option in the /etc/security/policy.conf file makes the password and account creation behavior, which was introduced in the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 and Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 releases, optional.

The default behavior of the RESTRICTIVE_LOCKING option retains the following changes:

If the RESTRICTIVE_LOCKING option is set to NO in the policy.conf file, the security administrators can configure systems in one of the following ways:

For more information about the RESTRICTIVE_LOCKING option, see the /etc/security/policy.conf file. Also, see the passwd(1) and policy.conf(4) man pages.