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

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Updating the Solaris 11 Image with IPS

In IPS terminology, updating is defined as installing the most recent version of a package or image. This definition includes first-time installations, too, which are listed separately (hence, the two windows shown by calling the Update Manager through the Package Manager). Remember also that any constraints and dependencies built in to packages already installed may prevent the image from adding packages. All the Update Manager does, then, is automate this approach.

When you update a client’s full image, you are merging its current state with updated packages components, including packages you may have added after the initial installation. The image’s constraints have to be worked out with your publishers’ ...

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