Before we actually let you see Solaris 11 let's talk about some of the features that it offers. Now there's been plenty of versions before Solaris 11, as recently as Solaris 8, 9 and 10 were produced by Sun and that was a few years ago. And Solaris 10 was probably the flagship for some systems. Now Solaris 11 is the first version that's been released since Oracle bought Sun and they're continuing the tradition of quality and features in this operating system. It's a fantastic operating system. You can run it on a wide variety of platforms, in fact it's supported on both Spark and Intel slash AMD X86 platforms. So you can run it as a small workstation or as a huge server or as a Cloud environment server. As a matter of fact it's been marketed as the first operating system for Clouds. Now it offers a lot of enhanced features over Solaris 10 that we'll touch on here briefly and talk about throughout the course. Some of the features that it offers and some of these came with Solaris 10, some of these are a little bit of improvement, the Oracle Solaris Zones, that's an OS level virtualization technology. And different operating systems are assigned to these zones and they're configured and have their own applications, package management, security and so forth. And we talk about zones quite a bit throughout the course. Something that's brand new to Solaris 11 is the new Imaging Packaging System or IPS. This Image Packaging System takes the place of previous of Package Management Tools that you would find with previous versions of Solaris. We also have the Oracle Solaris ZFS File System which is very robust, offers some significantly advanced storage features, provides storage for zones, integrated storage and offers a wide variety of security features and resiliency. Speaking of security there's a lot of improved security features and mechanisms that we'll go over throughout the course as well. And one thing that Solaris 11 does that a lot of operating systems don't do, and that's predictive self-healing. And what this means is it tries to automatically diagnose, isolate issues, mitigate problems and it helps you recover from a lot of hardware and application faults. So it tries to take care of itself, it tries to reduce it's administrative overhead to very little and it does a good job of that. Of course you still have to intervene as an administrator occasionally and do things for it. But Solaris 11 is feature rich and will try to help itself prevent problems. So we'll talk about some of these features as we go through the course. We'll hit zones pretty good, security IPS and so forth. We'll talk about a lot of these things in-depth.
|Course:||Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration - Exam 1Z0-821|
|Duration:||8 hrs / 92 lessons|
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