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Chapter 2. Installing the Solaris 10 Operating Environment


The following test objectives for exam CX-310-200 are covered in this chapter:

This chapter describes how to install and manage the Solaris 10 operating system software.

This chapter will prepare you for the following exam objectives:

Explain how to install the Solaris operating system from CD/DVD, including installation and upgrade options, hardware requirements, Solaris operating system software components (software packages, clusters, and groups) on SPARC, x64, and x86-based systems.

  • There are many different methods that can be used to install the Solaris 10 operating environment (OE). Which method you use depends on whether you are upgrading the operating system from a previous release, installing the operating system from scratch, or installing several systems that are configured exactly the same way. You also need to know if your system meets the minimum hardware requirements for the Solaris 10 OE.

    In addition to installing Solaris on Sun SPARC systems, you must also understand how to install the OS on x86- and x64-based systems.

Perform Solaris 10 OS package administration using command-line interface commands and manage software patches for the Solaris OS, including preparing for patch administration and installing and removing patches using the patchadd and patchrm commands.

  • When installing the operating system, you'll need to understand how Sun packages their software into packages and groups. You'll need to understand how to install, list, verify, and remove individual software packages using the command line interface commands described in this chapter.

    In addition, you'll need to understand how software updates are distributed via software patches. You'll need to understand how to obtain, install, list, and remove these patches using the various command line interface utilities.

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