S11 Automated Install Hands-on-Lab
By unixman on Oct 10, 2011
Update: May 2012 - due to certain infrastructure improvements on oracle.com, the files are now also available in the My Oracle Support Communities section, specifically here
I have now posted the materials that I used in this year's Hands-on-Lab on new Solaris 11 Installation technologies that had been held in the Marriott that rainy Wednesday morning midway through Oracle OpenWorld 2011. Thanks to all of you who made it and kept me and the rest of my proctors on our toes! The materials include a guide in the form of ~90+ slides, as well as a compressed package of configuration files that otherwise would need to be typed in by the end-user. So, if you'd like to avoid the unnecessary typing go ahead and grab that file here if you wish. This was the first time I gave the talk with so much content in it, and by some accounts it was probably quite ambitious of me - given that people's experiences in the room were so diverse. I'm going to be making some adjustments to the materials and if you've got any comments and suggestions for how you'd like to see this done differently or, perhaps, better -- please go ahead and do let me know. I'd like to thank the following folks for helping me carry out the in-person lab activity: Dave Miner, Karen Tung, Scott Dickson, Brian Leonard, Martin Widjaja, Marek Pospisil, the Oracle lab team who supplied the laptop gear -- and of course the entire Install team whose technologies we had been putting to good use, including the folks from IPS, Zones, ZFS storage engineering and, of course, Virtualbox! Check out the following Spotlight on Simplified Administration for more information on Installation and Upgrade improvements.