What You See Is What You Get Element Simplified Installation and Cloud Provisioning with Oracle Solaris 11


Customers moving from earlier versions of Oracle Solaris will discover that Oracle Solaris 11 facilitates the transition process by providing tools for infrastructure migration, as well as application workload transition. Enterprise-class automated installation and provisioning is an important area for Oracle Solaris customers. Simplification and modernization of Installation is one of the key areas that has received significant attention and investment in Oracle Solaris. One of the principle goals has been to lower the up-front and ongoing costs of deploying Oracle Solaris-based systems and software stacks.

Oracle Solaris Installation Technologies:

  • Unleash dramatic improvement for the cloud-driven software lifecycle process
  • Reduce complexity by architecting-in and providing desired enterprise-scale flexibility features in the product
  • Bring innovation with a unified design supporting various installation options including desktops, standalone "headless" servers and automating multi-server farms
  • Offer superb and flexible capabilities in creating and deploying customized images
  • Empower end-users to take advantage of modern network protocols and architectures with WAN-based network and file-based software repositories
  • Integrate, and are engineered with other parts of Oracle Solaris, such as SMF, ZFS, IPS to provide a more consistent experience when installing (and subsequently updating) bare-metal systems or Zones
  • Provide tools to make it easier for customers to transition from Jumpstart-based installation environments
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 How-To Guide - How to Create an Automated Installer Manifest New!
 How-To Guide - Taking Your First Steps with Oracle Solaris 11
 How-To Guide - Basic Operations with the Automated Installer
 How-To Guide - How to Use an Existing Oracle Solaris 10 JumpStart Server to Provision Oracle Solaris 11 11/11
 How-To Guide - How to Get Started Customizing and Configuring Systems Using the Automated Installer in Oracle Solaris 11.1
 How-To Guide - How to Live Install from Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11 11/11
 How-To Guide - How to Perform System Archival and Recovery Procedures with Oracle Solaris 11
 How-To Guide - How to Create a Customized Oracle Solaris 11 Image Using the Distribution Constructor
 Article - Installing Oracle Solaris 10 Using JumpStart on an Oracle Solaris 11 Server
 Cheat Sheet - Installation and Deployment Administration
 Presentation and recording at Oracle Solaris Day in New York 2010 - Deploying Oracle Solaris 11 in the Enterprise, by Dave Miner, Architect for Oracle Solaris Installation
 Training - Oracle Solaris 11

Product Documentation

 Product Documentation - Oracle Solaris 11 Automated Installer Guide

Screencast, Demo, OTN Techcasts, Video and Hands-On Lab

 Screencast - Moving from Oracle Solaris JumpStart to Automated Installer Part 1 | Part 2 
 Demo - Using Enhanced Installation Technologies to Deploy Systems with Oracle Solaris 11
 OTN Techcast - Improving the Installation Experience in Oracle Solaris 11, by Isaac Rozenfeld and Ethan Quach
 OTN Techcast Live - Preparing for Oracle Solaris Installation, by Dave Miner, Architect for Oracle Solaris Installation (Oracle OpenWorld 2010)
 Video - Oracle Solaris 11 Deployment (3 part presentation), by Dave Miner (Oracle OpenWorld 2010)
 Hands-On Lab - Install Oracle Solaris on Oracle VM VirtualBox


 Oracle Solaris Official Blog
 Dave Miner
 Bart Smaalders
 Isaac Rozenfeld

Related Technologies

 Developing Enterprise Applications
 Image Packaging System (IPS)
 Network Virtualization
 Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center
 Oracle Solaris Availability
 Service Management Facility
 x86 Optimization

Related Products

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