Lifecycle Management

Lifecycle Management  

Oracle Solaris 11 includes a complete and integrated set of technologies for managing the software lifecycle of the platform. With support for secure end-to-end provisioning with the Automated Installer, failsafe software update with the Image Packaging System and ZFS Boot Environments, rapid application deployment using Unified Archives, and a comprehensive compliance framework, Oracle Solaris 11 helps to increase productivity, reduce human error and greatly reduce IT costs.


How to Minimize the Size of Your Oracle Solaris IPS Package Repository
Taking Your First Steps with Oracle Solaris 11
How to Get Started Customizing and Configuring Systems Using the Automated Installer in Oracle Solaris 11.1
How to Create an Automated Installer Manifest
How to Create a Customized Oracle Solaris 11 Image Using the Distribution Constructor
Basic Operations with the Automated Installer
Moving from JumpStart to Automated Installer and Oracle Solaris 11 Screencast
Installation and Deployment Administration, Cheat Sheet

Application Deployment

Automated Application Development and Deployment with DevOps on Oracle Solaris 11
How to Ensure Secure, Compliant Application Deployment with Oracle Solaris 11
A Simple Deployment Example with Oracle Solaris 11 Presentation

Product Documentation

Installing Oracle Solaris 11.3 Systems
Updating to Oracle Solaris 11.3
Adding and Updating Software in Oracle Solaris 11.3
Creating and Administering Oracle Solaris 11.3 Boot Environments
Copying and Creating Package Repositories in Oracle Solaris 11.3
Transitioning from Oracle Solaris 10 Jumpstart to Oracle Solaris 11.3 Automated Installer
Using Unified Archives for System Recovery and Cloning in Oracle Solaris 11.3
Packaging and Delivering Software with the Image Packaging System in Oracle Solaris 11.3


How to interactive editing manifests with Automated Installer (the Observatory blog)
Dave Miner
Bart Smaalders
Tim Foster
Gerry Haskins

Software Management

How to Set Up a Repository Mirroring Service with the Oracle Solaris 11 Image Packaging Service
Building and Deploying Nagios on Oracle Solaris 11
Oracle Solaris System Software Management with Image Packaging System White Paper
Introducing the Basics of Image Packaging System (IPS) on Oracle Solaris 11
Advanced Administration with the Image Packaging System (IPS) on Oracle Solaris 11
Understanding Oracle Solaris 11 Package Versioning
How to Create and Publish Packages to an IPS Repository on Oracle Solaris 11
How to Update Oracle Solaris 11 Systems From Oracle Support Repositories
More Tips for Updating Your Oracle Solaris 11 System from the Oracle Support Repository
How to Create Multiple Internal Repositories for Oracle Solaris 11
Using the Image Packaging System to Control Server Configuration
How to Update Only Java on Your Oracle Solaris 11 System
How to Update to Oracle Solaris 11.1 Using the Image Packaging System
Basic Operations with the Image Packaging System
Image Packaging System One Liners Cheat Sheet
Dissecting pkg(5) manifests Presentation
Introducing the Image Packaging System Screencast
Updating a system with the Image Packaging System Screencast