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Deprecation Notice:

The WIKI version of the OpenIndiana Handbook is outdated and been flagged as deprecated.

The documentation team is currently in the process of assessing the Wiki.

Content which is still valid will be transitioned to our new MkDocs based documentation platform, which resides at:

NOTE: This process will take some time. As each page is migrated, it will be flagged.

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Welcome to the OpenIndiana Handbook.

This aims to be similar to the FreeBSD Handbook; a comprehensive guide to OpenIndiana.

Please place your ideas for content below

  1. Introduction

  2. Installing or upgrading

  3. Installing software and package management

  4. System administration

  5. Security

  6. Storage

  7. Virtualization

  8. Software

  9. Troubleshooting and workarounds

Best Practices Section
Should include information on best practices for MySQL (eg enabling 64bit)

There is Joerg Moellenkamp's whoppy 400 page "Less Known Solaris Features" which holds a lot of wisdom I'd like to see here.

The whole virtualisation subject is described in depth in Ulrich Drewanz et al.'s Solaris Container Guide. Would be great to have that referenced here as well.

Section for resource managent is needed. It is one of nices and cooler OpenIndiana features.

How Tos Request List on

OpenIndiana Small System Server Build (PDF) document describes setting up OI on a HP N40L MicroServer to provide E-Mail, calendar, address book, storage and print services for LAN and WAN iOS/Android devices.