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Minimizing Domains for Sun Fire V1280, 6800, 12K, and 15K Systems, Part I

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This article is the first part of a two-part series that provides information and recommendations for minimizing domains for Sun Fire V1280, Midframe, 12K, and 15K systems. This part provides background information, describes the concept of qualifying a minimized Solaris configuration for an application, covers how to automate installations using JumpStart technology, and details a recommended methodology for minimizing a system. This article is targeted toward an advanced audience.
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This article is the first part of a two-part series that provides information and recommendations for minimizing domains for Sun Fire™ V1280, 6800, 12K, and 15K systems. This part provides background information, describes the concept of qualifying a minimized Solaris™ configuration for an application, covers how to automate installations using JumpStart™ technology, and details a recommended methodology for minimizing a system. Part II describes the package configurations needed for various applications, describes the profiles produced for performing JumpStart installations of domains, and provides a case study as an example of applying minimization methodology to an application.

This document contains the following topics:

  • "Enhancing Security" on page 2

  • "Background" on page 4

  • "Qualifying a Solaris Configuration" on page 7

  • "Automating Domain Installations" on page 13

  • "Using Scripts to Qualify a Solaris Configuration" on page 16

  • "Minimization Methodology" on page 21

  • "About the Authors" on page 38

  • "Related Resources" on page 39

  • "Ordering Sun Documents" on page 41

  • "Accessing Sun Documentation Online" on page 41

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