Thursday Nov 10, 2011

Solaris 11 Resources for System Administrators

Have too much to worry about? Let us lighten the load. OTN's job is to filter through all the available resources and take you straight to the content that will help you do your job. For starters ...

Oracle Solaris 11 Documentation Library

Rock-solid instructions and background from the best tech writers in the business. Includes:

  • Getting Started (including What's New and Release Notes)
  • Installing and Updating (includes info about IPS)
  • Administration Guide
  • Security Guide
  • Working With the Desktop
  • Developing Applications for Solaris 11
  • Reference Manuals
  • Important Information from Previous Releases
  • Related Information
  • Legal Notes

Oracle Solaris 11 Training

Oracle University offers training and certification for sysadmins at all levels. If you're familiar with Oracle Solaris 10, these courses are the best way to become familiar with Solaris 11:

These are the education paths for Oracle Certifications on Solaris 11:


Indexes and Feeds of Our Best How-To Articles

We update these indexes and feeds only after we read through the available content and select the best. These are our personal recommendations by topic, product, or audience. We'll be adding content about Oracle Solaris 11 in the coming days and weeks. Keep an eye out.


OTN Systems Community Home Page

Our Home Page is the same as the front page of a newspaper, but without the advertising. Latest articles, latest useful content from the community, plus links to all the other resources available on OTN.


... And If You Want to Be The First To Know

After we select the best content, the first thing we do is hang out at the OTN Garage and talk about it.  Every once in a while we talk about cool cars and motorcycles, too:


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Tuesday Sep 06, 2011

Favorite Bloggers of OTN Latin America

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By now you've probably heard of OTN Latinoamerica, the Spanish- and Portuguese-language version of the Oracle Technology Network. It provides resources similar to those on the English-language version, but in the local languages. And it focuses on the needs of Latin America's OTN members.

They just had an update worthy of noting: their list of favorite bloggers. It categorizes Spanish- and Portuguese-language bloggers by application and region. If you live or work in Latin America, or just want to read something in your native language. Check it out.

And, if you're interested in Oracle Solaris, be sure to check out Apuntes de Solaris, Diego Aguirre's blog. Diego brought this list of bloggers to my attention.

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Thursday Aug 25, 2011

Next OTN Sysadmin Day is in Sacramento

... Sacramento on September 8. See OTN Garage Blog.

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Thursday Jun 02, 2011

Hardware Compatibility List Now on OTN


The Hardware Compability List (HCL) that was once on BigAdmin has been recreated on the Oracle Technology Network. For details, see the OTN Garage Blog.

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Monday Nov 15, 2010

Solaris 11 Express Available for Download

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Solaris 11 Express is now available for download. Free for development, evaluation, and testing purposes. Look for resources on the System Admin and Developer Community of OTN over the coming days, or see this summary of sysadmin resources on the OTN Garage Blog.

Tuesday Oct 19, 2010

A Peak Experience - The Oracle Solaris Summit at LISA

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The peak experience of the year for Solaris sysadmins will happen all day Tuesday, Nov 9, at the Solaris" Summit of the LISA Conference in ballrooms A4 and A5 of the San Jose Convention Center

We have gathered the engineers who designed and built the capabilities in Oracle Solaris 11 Express that are most significant to sysadmins, and they are going to spend the entire day walking you through them. See the OTN Garage Blog for details.


- Rick

Thursday Aug 05, 2010

Updates to System Admin and Developer Community


A summary of the latest updates to the System Admin and Developer Community of OTN, plus posts to the OTN Garage on Facebook.


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Monday Jul 26, 2010

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