ORACLE SOLARIS 11 11/11 WHAT’S NEW ORACLE SOLARIS 11 11/11 – WHAT’S NEW #1 ENTERPRISE OS. BUILT FOR CLOUDS. KEY FEATURES •Automated Installer •Image Packaging System •Oracle Solaris Zones •ZFS File System KEY BENEFITS •Simplified Administration •Designed-in Virtualization •Scalable Data Management •Advanced Protection Oracle Solaris 11 delivers groundbreaking features for fast, secure and reliable deployments in large-scale cloud environments and enterprise data centers. Introduction Oracle Solaris is the #1 enterprise operating system providing industry leading availability, security and performance on both SPARC and x86 systems. Oracle Solaris 11 has been tested and optimized for Oracle hardware and software, and is an integral part of Oracle's combined hardware and software portfolio. This document covers some of the exciting new features that are available in Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 since the release of Oracle Solaris 11 Express. Make sure to also check out the new features that were introduced with Oracle Solaris 11 Express to see the complete list of features added since Oracle Solaris 10. Download Oracle Solaris 11 today! Installation Automated Installer The Automated Installer is a new modern enterprise-class installation framework for automated system provisioning. Automated Installer reduces complexity with improved integration with other Oracle Solaris technologies, helping to reduce up-front and ongoing costs of deployment. Using a network installation service, systems can be installed according to a specified installation manifest, which details system configuration, what software should be installed, and any virtualized environments that should also be provisioned. The Automated Installer is integrated with the new package management framework, Image Packaging System (IPS) – once a system has bootstrapped a minimized operating system, installation will progress by installing software over the network from software package repositories. Unlike Jumpstart, included in Oracle Solaris 10, Automated Installer can provision Oracle Solaris Zones as part of its base functionality. Administrators specify what zones they want to create as part of the installation manifest, and these are provisioned during the initial system reboot after the base operating system has been installed. Only Oracle Solaris 11 zones can be provisioned at this time. Automated Installer installation images are also directly bootable, providing an easy way of installing Oracle Solaris 11 without setting up the network installation service – simply boot off the CD, specify an install manifest that exists on the network (or use the default manifest provided on the media) and the system will automatically provision itself. Automated Installer provides an intuitive installation service management interface, allowing administrators to manage different installation services across different architectures for improved change control within the data center. New installation services can be created, deleted, and updated with minimal effort.