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Migration from Solaris to Linux-based systems is not a trivial task. Existing Solaris shops evaluating a migration to Linux should undertake an end-to-end review of the technical differences and methods to ensure a successful migration. IBM Redbooks' "Solaris to Linux Migration: A Guide for System Administrators" reviews the technical differences and steps required to ensure a successful migration from Solaris to a Linux-based system.
The guide (available in a 455-page PDF or in HTML) primarily targets the experienced Sun Solaris system administrator. However, it should also be a valuable reference document for any IT leader seeking a more thorough understanding of the non-technical and technical issues involved with a Solaris migration to a new Linux platform in an established IT environment. Topics of discussion include: