Monday Apr 01, 2013

Solaris Innovations straight from engineering


We recently held this year's Solaris Innovations workshop at Oracle's (formerly Sun's) Santa Clara, California campus. A couple of engineers took a few moments to talk about the work they're doing.  In this brief 5-minute interview, Bart Smaalders, of Core Solaris Engineering, talks about the journey we've been on in enhancing Solaris upgrade paths for Solaris 10 customers

More details and How-To papers are available at the Simplified Installation section of Oracle Technology Network, here

Additionally, the following interviews should be of interest:

Markus Flierl - Solaris engineering, on innovations in Solaris for Oracle database and middleware

Liane Praza - Solaris engineering, on Manageability and Analytics throughout the "stack"

Don Kretsch - Solaris Studio team, on SPARC T5 optimizations

Larry Wake - Solaris Product Marketing, on continued business value of SysAdmin skills

Mike Palmeter - Solaris Product Management, on OS relevance

Thanks to Rick Ramsey, of OTN, for providing his Camera-as-a-Service cloud infrastructure to get these captured.


Building out Solaris 11 using existing Solaris 10 estate

Some news in the How-to-help-customers-move-to-Solaris-11 department, we have published a How-To document that provides steps on using existing Solaris 10 JumpStart servers to provision new Solaris 11 systems, without having to build a Solaris 11 Automated Install server system first (which may have been a chicken-and-the-egg scenario for some customers).  This article describes a tool called Oracle Solaris 11 Provisioning Assistant for Oracle Solaris 10 which can be downloaded from My Oracle Support and is available at no extra cost for customers whose systems are covered by Oracle support.  Grab the above-mentioned How-To, and pick one of the desired versions - one for SPARC and one for x86.   Log into My Oracle Support and search for these:

Patch 16575713:

ORACLE SOLARIS 11 PROVISIONING ASSISTANT TOOL FOR ORACLE SOLARIS 10 (SPARC)

Patch 16575721:

ORACLE SOLARIS 11 PROVISIONING ASSISTANT TOOL FOR ORACLE SOLARIS 10 (X86)

Pretty straight forward.   Let me know what you think and how it helps you! 

About

Isaac Rozenfeld is a Product Manager for Oracle Solaris; current responsibilities include the portfolio of networking and installation technologies in Solaris, with a focus on easing the overall application deployment experience


You can follow Isaac on Twitter @izfromsun

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