Installing the Solaris Operating Environment

The preinstallation planning of the Solaris OE and the choices made during the installation have a tremendous impact on the availability and serviceability of a system. For information about the installation of the Solaris OE, consult the Solaris 8 Advanced Installation Guide or the Sun BluePrints book JumpStart Technology: Effective Use in the Solaris Operating Environment (ISBN 0-13-062154-4, by John S. Howard and Alex Noordergraaf). Rather than reiterate installation information and recommendations, this chapter focuses on techniques and best practices to demystify the installation process, as well as explain the Solaris OE software package and patch mechanisms to help ensure a smooth and successful ...

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