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Booting and Shutting Down Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Systems

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Updated: October 2017
Chapter 1

Overview of Booting and Shutting Down a System

Oracle Solaris is designed to run continuously so that enterprise services such as databases and web services remain available as much as possible. This chapter provides overview information and guidelines for booting and shutting down an Oracle Solaris system. Any information in this chapter that applies only to SPARC or x86 based systems is identified as such.

Note -  This book focuses primarily on booting and shutting down a single Oracle Solaris instance on physical machines. Information about booting and shutting down Oracle Solaris on systems that have service processors and systems that have multiple physical domains is not covered in detail. For more information, see the product documentation for your specific hardware or configuration at https://www.oracle.com/products/oracle-a-z.html.