Oracle Solaris 11 is an enterprise-level operating system (OS), as well as a complete cloud platform. The latest release, Oracle Solaris 11.3, is an integral part of Oracle's combined hardware and software portfolio. If you are moving from Oracle Solaris 10 to an Oracle Solaris 11 release, you might have some questions. The purpose of this guide is to provide answers to some of those questions.
Most Oracle Solaris 10 applications are known to work on Oracle Solaris 11. You can run supported applications as is. To determine the readiness of Oracle Solaris 10 applications to run on Oracle Solaris 11, use the Oracle Solaris 11 compatibility checking tool at https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/preflight-checker-tool-524493.html.
Alternatively, you can run applications that rely on features that are excluded from Oracle Solaris 11 in an Oracle Solaris 10 virtual environment. See Managing Virtualization Features.
This guide does not provide information about every new Oracle Solaris 11 feature, nor does it mention every feature that is excluded from Oracle Solaris 11.
For more details about new features, see What’s New in Oracle Solaris 11.3.
For more details about excluded features, see https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/systems/end-of-notices/index.html.
For information about updating your system to Oracle Solaris 11.3, see Updating to Oracle Solaris 11.3.
For information about Oracle's Sun hardware platforms and any corresponding Oracle Solaris operating system requirements, see https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/systems/software-stacks/stacks/index.html.