What You See Is What You Get Element Oracle Solaris 11 Package Management with IPS

 


Image Packaging System (IPS) is a new network based package management system included in Oracle Solaris 11. It provides a framework for complete software lifecycle management such as installation, upgrade and removal of software packages.

  • Safe system upgrades with ZFS boot environments
  • Network package repositories of software
  • Efficient downloads and automatic dependency checking
  • Support for disconnected data center environments
  • Extensive package publishing tools
 
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How-To Guides


 How-To Guide - Understanding Oracle Solaris 11 Package Versioning
 How-To Guide - Using the Image Packaging System to Control Server Configuration 
 How-To Guide - How to Update to Oracle Solaris 11.1 Using the Image Packaging System
 How-To Guide - Command Summary: Basic Operations with the Image Packaging System
 How-To Guide - How to Create Multiple Internal Repositories for Oracle Solaris 11
 How-To Guide - Tips for Updating Oracle Solaris 11 System from the Oracle Support Repository
 How-To Guide - How to Update Only Java in Your Oracle Solaris 11 System
 How-To Guide - How to Update your Oracle Solaris 11 Systems Using Support Repository Updates 
 How-To Guide - Introducing the Basics of Image Packaging System (IPS) on Oracle Solaris 11
 How-To Guide - Advanced Administration with the Image Packaging System (IPS) on Oracle Solaris 11
 How-To Guide - How to Create and Publish packages to an IPS Repository on Oracle Solaris 11


Resources


 White Paper - Oracle Solaris System Software Management with Image Packaging System
 Cheat Sheet - Image Packaging System One Liners

Product Documentation


 Product Documentation - Adding and Updating Oracle Solaris Software Packages
 Product Documentation - Copying and Creating Package Repositories
 Product Documentation - Developer Guide: Packaging and Delivering Software with the Image Packaging System

Screencast, Podcast, Demo and Presentation


 Presentation - Dissecting pkg(5) manifests 
 Screencast - Introducing the Image Packaging System 
 Screencast - Updating a system with the Image Packaging System 
 Podcast - Oracle Solaris Image Packaging System
 Demo - Image Packaging System, Installing a Package on a Client System
 Presentation at LISA 2010 - Oracle Solaris 11 Image Packaging System
 Hands on Lab - Introduction to IPS for Developers

Blogs


 Bart Smaalders
 Shawn Walker
 Tim Foster
 Oracle Solaris 11 Lifecycle

Related Technologies


 Developing Enterprise Applications
 DTrace
 Network Virtualization
 Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center
 Oracle Solaris Availability
 Security
 Service Management Facility
 Simplified Installation
 Virtualization
 x86 Optimization
 ZFS

Related Products


 Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center
 Oracle VM Server for x86
 Oracle VM Server for SPARC
 Oracle VM VirtualBox