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OCA Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-821) by Michael Ernest

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Identifying Installation Options and Differences

With all the preliminary checks and information covered, you have two decisions to make: which installer to use and how to configure your disk if you’re installing to bare metal. For each decision you have a few options.

Installer Images

Oracle provides three installation images for the Solaris 11/11 release, as shown in Table 1-3.

TABLE 1-3 Solaris 11/11 Downloadable Installation Images

Image

If you want to run Solaris for your own use on a laptop or other PC hardware, you’ll want a graphical windowing system. The Live Media image suits that purpose. If you want to run a Solaris server, to which users ...

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