Wednesday Dec 05, 2012

Top 10 Oracle Solaris How To Articles

While generating new technical content for Oracle Solaris 11 is one of our higher priorities here at Oracle, it's always fun to have a look at some web stats to see what existing published content is popular among our audience. So here's the top ten as voted by your browsers. Interestingly it's a great mix of technologies. What's your favourite? Let us know!

RankHow To Articles
1.Taking your first steps with Oracle Solaris 11
2.How to get started creating Zones on Oracle Solaris 11
3.How to script Oracle Solaris 11 Zone creation for a network in a box configuration
4.How to configure Oracle Solaris 11 using the sysconfig command
5.How to update Oracle Solaris 11 systems using Support Repository Updates
6.How to perform system archival and recovery with Oracle Solaris 11
7.Introducing the basics of IPS on Oracle Solaris 11
8.How to update to Oracle Solaris 11.1 using IPS
9.How to set up Automated Installer services on Oracle Solaris 11
10.How to live install from Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11 11/11

Friday Sep 14, 2012

Oracle Solaris 11 How To Guides

Over the past year or so I've been writing a lot of How To Guides for different technologies. While we have really excellent product documentation (including the best set of manual pages available on any UNIX or Linux platform), the various How To Guides we have help to complement some of that learning, giving administrators a chance to learn the motivations for different technologies with a simple set of examples. Not only are they fun to research and write, they're also one of the more popular items on our Oracle Solaris 11 technology pages on OTN.

So here's a link to bookmark and come back to on a regular basis: Oracle Solaris 11 How To Guides. We've got an excellent line up of articles there, and below is a list of the ones I've been involved in writing. Let us know if there are technologies that you think a How To Guide would help with and we'd be happy to get them onto our list!

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Taking your First Steps with Oracle Solaris 11An introduction to installing Oracle Solaris 11, including the steps for installing new software and administering other system configuration.
Introducing the basics of IPS on Oracle Solaris 11How to administer an Oracle Solaris 11 system using IPS, including how to deal with software package repositories, install and uninstall packages, and update systems.
Advanced administration with IPS on Oracle Solaris 11Take a deeper look at advanced IPS to learn how to determine package dependencies, explore manifests, perform advanced searches, and analyze the state of your system.
How to create and publish packages with IPS on Oracle Solaris 11How to create new software packages for Oracle Solaris 11 and publish them to a network package repository.
How to update your Oracle Solaris 11 systems using Support Repository UpdatesThe steps for updating an Oracle Solaris 11 system with software packages provided by an active Oracle support agreement, plus how to ensure the update is successful and safe.
Introducing the basics of SMF on Oracle Solaris 11Simple examples of administering services on Oracle Solaris 11 with the Service Management Facility.
Advanced administration with SMF on Oracle Solaris 11Advanced administrative tasks with SMF, including an introduction to service manifests, understanding layering within the SMF configuration repository, and how best to apply configuration to a system.
Using svcbundle to create SMF manifests and profiles in Oracle Solaris 11 This articles covers a new utility introduced in Oracle Solaris 11.1, svcbundle, and shows how developers and administrators can use it to integrate their applications with SMF more quickly.
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