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Oracle® Solaris 11.4 Release Notes

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Updated: October 2018

Using This Documentation

  • OverviewOracle® Solaris 11.4 Release Notes provides some important installation, update, and runtime information that you should consider before installing or running the Oracle Solaris 11.4 operating system (OS). This document describes known issues in this release, including workarounds whenever possible. This document also includes a list of bugs that were documented for the previous release and are fixed in this release.

  • Audience – Users and system administrators who install and use the Oracle Solaris 11.4 OS.

  • Required knowledge – Troubleshooting experience with the Oracle Solaris 11 OS.

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This Oracle Solaris 11.4 release is dedicated with great appreciation to the memory of UNIX pioneer Roger Faulkner (1940-2016).

Roger worked at Bell Labs from 1976 until 1990, where he co-created the /proc file system, and was a leader and mentor in Solaris engineering from the time he joined Sun Microsystems in 1990 until his passing. Every single release of Solaris from Sun Solaris 2.0 through Oracle Solaris 11.4 has included Roger’s work, and we are proud to publish his final changes in this release.

Lifetime Support Policy for Oracle Solaris

For information about the lifetime support policy for Oracle Solaris, see Page 35 of Oracle Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle and Sun System Software and Operating Systems (https://www.oracle.com/us/assets/lifetime-support-hardware-301321.pdf).

Diversity and Inclusion

Oracle is fully committed to diversity and inclusion. Oracle recognizes the influence of ethnic and cultural values and is working to remove language from our products and documentation that might be considered insensitive. While doing so, we are also mindful of the necessity to maintain compatibility with our customers' existing technologies and the need to ensure continuity of service as Oracle's offerings and industry standards evolve. Because of these technical constraints, our effort to remove insensitive terms is an ongoing, long-term process.