Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11 Releases Today!

Today we are announcing the immediate availability of Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11, providing administrators with access to the latest technology innovation with a fully production ready release.

Oracle Solaris continues to be the industry leading, mission critical operating system for the enterprise. Oracle Solaris 11 Express raises that bar, delivering immediate access to the latest technology innovation to increase application throughput, improve platform performance, and maximize overall platform reliability and security. Oracle Solaris 11 Express is a fully production ready release, with an optional Oracle support agreement, that helps greatly simplify the most common software maintenance tasks, scale to next generation hardware platforms, and provide the most efficient built-in virtualized operating system with comprehensive network, storage and server virtualization.

Oracle Solaris 11 Express is fully tested and supported on a variety of SPARC and x86-based systems from Oracle, including the Exadata Database machine and Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and other hardware platforms from 3rd party vendors.

Overview
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Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11 (OTN License agreement for evaluation/download use only)
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/index.html

NOTE: Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11 will be available on E-Delivery in December. An
Oracle Solaris 11 Express Media Pack will also be available in December.

What’s New in Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/documentation/solaris-express-whatsnew-201011-175308.pdf

Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11 Release Notes
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/821-1479

NOTE: It is possible to upgrade your existing OpenSolaris systems to Oracle Solaris 11
2010.11. Please read the release notes for steps on how to update your existing
systems and switch default publisher to pkg.oracle.com.

Key Resources
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Oracle Solaris 11 Express on oracle.com
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/servers-storage/solaris/solaris-11-express-185123.html

Oracle Solaris 11 Express on OTN
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/index.html

Technical Articles
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Oracle Solaris 11 Express: Managing System and Application Software
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/servers-storage-admin/s11managingsw-186783.pdf

Oracle Solaris 11 Express: Virtualization
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/servers-storage-admin/sol11evirt-186209.pdf

Oracle Solaris 11 Express: Networking
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/servers-storage-admin/solaris11enetwork-186212.pdf

Oracle Solaris 11 Express: Data Management
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/documentation/sol11-storage-webpage-003-186800.pdf

Oracle Solaris 11 Express: Security
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/servers-storage-admin/os11esecurity-186797.pdf

Media
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Oracle Solaris 11 Express Podcast
http://www.oracle.com/goto/solaris-podcasts

Oracle Solaris 11 Express Videos, from LISA system administration conference
http://blogs.sun.com/video/entry/join_the_live_video_stream

Product Documentation
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Getting Started with Oracle Solaris 11 Express
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-7799

Oracle Solaris 11 Express Image Packaging System (IPS) Guide
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-6572

Oracle Solaris 11 Express Automated Installer Guide
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-6566

Managing Boot Environments with Oracle Solaris 11 Express
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-6565

Oracle Solaris 11 Express Distribution Constructor Guide
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-6564

Oracle Solaris 11 Express Release and Installation Collection
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/coll/2581.1

Oracle Solaris 11 Express System Administrator Collection
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/coll/47.25

To all the people who have contributed to this release in some part, congratulations and thank you for your considerable efforts in the last few months and years. Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11 marks a significant milestone for Oracle, and major advancement towards Oracle Solaris 11 available next year.

Glynn

On behalf of the Oracle Solaris Team

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