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How to Guide: Installing, Patching and Managing Oracle Solaris

Posted on February 20, 2015 by Erik Benner

Tags: Oracle Solaris, Install, Install Guide, Installation Guide, Solaris Patching, Solaris Management

How to Install and Use Oracle Solaris 11.2 for x86 from an ISO in VirtualBox

Published on the "OTN Garage" the Official blog of the System Admin and Developer Community of OTN with links to "Tales from the Datacenter"- by Erik Benner, Enterprise Architect, Mythics Inc.

Part 1 - How to Install Oracle Solaris 11.2 for x86 from an ISO in VirtualBox (READ MORE)

Covers how to launch the Solaris VM, how to assign it memory, how to create a virtual drive and configure it as a dynamic allocated drive to save space, how to install the Oracle Solaris 11.2 image, and how to start it.

Part 2 - How to Patch Oracle Solaris 11.2 the Easy Way (READ MORE)

You've probably heard by now that the new patching system in Oracle Solaris 11 lets you patch or revert back with a simple reboot. Erik walks us through a few simple uses of the beadm and pkg update commands.

Part 3 - Managing NICs, IPs, and Hostnames (READ MORE)

How to configure the networking capabilities of your VirtualBox environment to run Oracle Database 12c so that you can experiment with its new V$KERNEL_IO_OUTLIER views and the Optimized Shared Memory method of managing database memory. Covers adding disks and configuring them into a ZFS pool, adding a NIC to the database server, and setting up IP addresses correctly. This is done differently in Oracle Solaris 11 than in previous releases, as Erik explains.

Erik Benner, Enterprise Architect, Mythics Inc.

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