Introducing Oracle Solaris 10 1/13
By Larry Wake -Oracle on Feb 08, 2013
Of course, there have been a few happenings since then, most notably the release of Oracle Solaris 11 and 11.1, where we continue to stay at least a generation ahead of the competition -- but given the huge number of systems out there running Oracle Solaris 10, we want to make sure we're providing investment protection in as many ways as we can.
Today we're releasing Oracle Solaris 10 1/13. This update provide supports for new systems and additional devices, some enhancements to existing features, as well as performance and stability improvements.
- Oracle Configuration Manager: reduces time to resolution for support issues, improves system health monitoring, and simplifies access to best practices and Oracle's knowledge base
- Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade and Zones Preflight Checkers: allowing for dry runs ahead of a live upgrade or moving applications from a physical or virtual system to Oracle Solaris 10 or 11
- iSCSI boot support has been expanded to include system installation, with CHAP and SNIA support for increased security and interoperability
Oracle Solaris 10 provides both guaranteed binary compatibility, plus application environment compatibility with previous releases, as well as comprehensive virtualization support via Oracle Solaris Zones and Oracle VM Server. To make it easy and cost effective for customers to support their existing environments and deploy new applications, Oracle not only offers leading-edge support for the current Oracle Solaris 11 release, but also offers the highest level of support for Oracle Solaris 10. This gives customers even more choices and confidence when consolidating legacy application environments on the latest SPARC and x86 based systems, including physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-virtual migration tools.
With the integration of the latest Oracle Configuration Manager, My Oracle Support customers can now view Oracle Solaris 10 and 11 system configurations, asset inventories, and change history on the support portal. Customers can view the results of continuous system health checks and easily obtain system and software component certification information. This is the foundation for a range of new support capabilities for Oracle Solaris and Oracle Systems customers.
Along with the new release, we're also announcing that Oracle Premier support for Oracle Solaris 10 will be available through 2018, followed by Oracle's standard three years extended and indefinite sustaining support. See the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy for more information.
- Download Oracle Solaris 10 1/13
- What's new in Oracle Solaris 10 1/13
- Oracle Solaris 10 Datasheet
- Oracle Solaris 10 FAQ
- Updated Oracle Solaris 10 documentation
Watch the original Solaris 10 launch video: