Oracle Solaris 11 Installation FAQ
(Doc ID 1401790.1)
Last updated on JANUARY 20, 2021
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 11 11/11 to 11.2 [Release 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This document collects Frequently Asked Questions about Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Administration tasks.
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|Questions and Answers|
|Does Oracle Solaris 11 use any of the previous Solaris Operating System Installation Methodologies? ( e.g. Jumpstart, Live Upgrade, Flash Archive )|
|What systems are supported with Solaris 11?|
|Is there a LiveCD GUI installer for Oracle Solaris 11 SPARC like there is for Oracle Solaris 11 x86?|
|How come I'm not getting a GUI installer when using the x86 LiveCD ?|
|Where can additional information about the Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Options be found?|
|Are there system software installation metaclusters in Oracle Solaris 11 like there are in Oracle Solaris 10 and earlier?|
|What are the default package installation groups for the Oracle Solaris 11 installers?|
|How can I see what group packages are installed on my Oracle Solaris 11 system?|
|How can I see what group packages are installed plus those which are available in my configured repository on my Oracle Solaris 11 system?|
|How can I see what packages are part of a group package?|
|How can I see the details of what packages are installed on a system?|
|What is the most minimal Oracle Solaris 11 group/system package installation group?|
|Is there any way to add software to Oracle Solaris 11 but not using the pkg command or the IPS Graphical User Interfaces (Package Manager and Update Manager)?|
|Can an Oracle Solaris 10 system be upgraded to Oracle Solaris 11?|
|How do I upgrade Oracle Solaris 11?|
|Is a DHCP server required for network-based Automated Installs (AI)?|
|Can you build an AI server with a repository on x86 to support SPARC systems?|
|Do I have to setup an install server to use the Automated Installer (AI)?|
|In Solaris 10 you couldn't get new features in future new releases just by applying patches. Will that be possible with Solaris 11 and IPS ?|
|After updating Oracle Solaris 11 with IPS, will the /etc/release file represent the original installation OS release or the updated OS release?|
|Where are the Oracle Solaris 11 installation logs?|
|What is the Oracle Solaris 11 installer root password for logging in to troubleshoot a failed installation?|
|How do I troubleshoot a failed AI installation?|