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Oracle Solaris 11.2 System Administration Handbook by Glynn Foster, Harry Foxwell

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CHAPTER3Lifecycle Management

Oracle Solaris 11 includes a complete and integrated set of technologies for managing the end-to-end software lifecycle of systems in the data center. One of the biggest causes of system downtime in today’s IT operations is due to human error. Solaris 11 technologies help to automate complex lifecycle management tasks at scale, helping administrators be more responsive and agile.

In this chapter, we will cover how the combination of boot environments (BEs) and the Image Packaging System (IPS) provide for fail-safe system update, allowing administrators to quickly ensure that systems are updated with the latest security ...

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