System Administration Guide: Basic Administration
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Chapter 8

Introduction to Shutting Down and Booting a System

The Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) is designed to run continuously so that electronic mail and network resources are available to users. This chapter provides guidelines for shutting down and booting a system.

This is a list of the information in this chapter:

For an overview of all of the boot features and methods that are available in the Solaris release, see Chapter 9, Shutting Down and Booting a System (Overview)

For instructions on booting a Solaris system, see Chapter 12, Booting a Solaris System (Tasks).

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