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

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Managing Software Packages

Desktop users who want all the latest changes to software as they become available can make good use of the Update Manager through the Desk Manager interface. Server administrators usually have to take a more systematic approach to software change. When you have to maintain systems for their performance, usability, and availability to many users, you always want to have a short list of likely causes in mind when these qualities degrade. Any change to a system is prime suspect when these factors change noticeably. In such cases, logs and change documentation help the administrator to track potential causes of adverse change and quickly determine how to reverse or mitigate its effects. As a beginning administrator, you ...

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