Change to the directory that contains the downloaded patch package,if necessary. Like many others, i am a big fan of live upgrade when it comes to upgrading patching solaris. Take an instance, there are sol1 and sol2 nodes and having two failover zones like sozone1rg and sozone2rg and currently both are present on sol1 node. Make sure this jumpstart configuration is suited to your environment.
If the server owner or applicationdb teams is requesting you to patch the solaris 11, you have to update the system using pkg commands. Really, even if you dont make observations formally, you think about prior experiences with a subject in order to ask a question or solve a problem. I have very little experience with method of procedures. How to apply os kernel patch on solaris 10 server which. Altmetrics data is provided by, a research metrics company who. A note for those of you taking the oracle certified professional solaris 10 system administator exam 1z0877 oracle recently changed the exam number for the oracle certified professional solaris 10 system administator exam, part 1 from cx310200 to 1z0877. Source solaris 10 iso image to be read on boot up, this can be done by clicking.
Applying patches to the new boot environment or upgrading the os version in new be. I was trying to upgrade to the latest patch level, but in single user mode while updating patch cluster i get. I thought it was about time i took another look, since a lot of the updates in opensolaris were looking good. Jul 03, 2012 solaris os patching has been moved far away from the traditional methods from solaris 10 onwards. The system loads the enduser distribution group and sets up minimal swap space. Theres only four such patchsets a year and this is quite handy for rolling baselines when you plan to patch all of your solaris 10 servers in a particular. If you are a solaris administrator looking for a stepbystep guide to. Sun learning services are in the process of creating a number of patch related training lessons. During the weekend i was looking into installing solaris 10 on vmware, i tried to document the step by step procedure while accomplishing this task. This is becoming quite rare, especially for local ones, but your customer didnt put the odds on his side by both disabling ufs logging which avoids most file system corruptions caused by an abrupt poweroff and by not using zfs which cannot be corrupt in the first place by design. There are two type of repositories are available in oracle. Download the dvdfrom oracle website and install on virtual box.
Solaris 10 patching issue i have a t5220 server and the patch level is. Here is the procedure we followed to modify the kernel parameters on solaris 10 oracle 10. If not already created, create file etcdefaultrouter and enter your routers ip address. Like many others, i am a big fan of live upgrade when it comes to upgradingpatching solaris. Solaris versions 7, 8, 9, or 10 can be upgraded to the most recent version of solaris 10 using live upgrade. The solaris 10 operating system essentials course provides instruction in the key features and capabilities of solaris 10 os. I got the list of patches from the doc and put them in a. Step by step installation of solaris 10 on vmware server.
We no need to bring down the server to single user mode if you are using live upgrade method during pathing and before choosing live upgrade,make sure you are using zfs as a root filesystem. Solaris 10 os patching using liveupgrade unixarena. Cannot boot nor mount root partition after patching. In the next screen, i will use the local discovery method because my disk is locally attached. Hi all, im looking for some helpadvice on patching aix. Solaris patching documentation center oracle technology.
Lets start installing solaris 10 installation of solaris 10 power on the virtual machine and you should see the grub menu select solaris from the menu and press enterreturn key. Any one of the cli tools mentioned for solaris will provide an easy process to automate patch management. Just run prstat and have a look to the last column, labeled processnlwp nlwp means number of lightweight processes which is precisely the number of threads the process is currently using with solaris as there is a onetoone mapping between lwp and user threads a single thread process will show 1 there while a multithreaded one will show a larger number. Welcome to hpes interactive oracle solaris support and certification. Everything you can do is mentioned on the bottom of the screen. Apply updates for thirdparty and homegrown software and hardware.
Upgrade planning oracle solaris 10 1 installation guide. Liveupgrade from solaris 9 to solaris 10 sysadmins journey. In other words, you have to update the system instead of the patching it. For each system resource, metrics for utilization, saturation and errors are identified and checked. Solaris 10 system administration essentials is the first book to concisely yet comprehensively cover all of the breakthrough features of the solaris 10 operating system.
All nonglobal zones need to be booted to single user mode first. Jumpstart configuration on new systems on a new system, the installation software is specified by a default profile based on the systems model and the size of its disks. If you need to add a patch to a diskless client system, see patching diskless client os services when you add a patch, the patchadd command calls the pkgadd command to install the patch packages from the patch directory to a local systems disk. As virtual box and solaris are provided by oracle, the solaris vb image has already been optimized for the latest version of virtual box. Even though we show the scientific method as a series of steps, keep in mind that new information or thinking might cause a scientist to back up and repeat steps at any point during the process.
In 2003, an addition to the solaris development process was initiated. The zone cluster wizard does not provide a method to enter data on nodes using oracle solaris 10 os 15874818 problem summary. The upgrade methods for solaris 8, solaris 9, and oracle solaris 10 are. Finally you might want to configure internet to your solaris 10 vm, to do this do the following. Jan 06, 2011 heres a document and a corresponding presentation ive written describing the oracle solaris 10 recommended patching strategy. In this model, the first step of the scientific method is to make observations. Solaris live upgrade is designed and compiled to work on the solaris 8, 9, and 10 os releases. Training for solaris 10 patching oracle solaris blog. With oracle solaris 10 807, and subsequent releases, patching oracle. It takes time to research patches and create a patch plan. Check the health of all metadatabase replicas metadbs and svm metadevices. Using this solution, the downtime can go between 10 to 30 minutes of service unavailability depending on the hardware post and a maximum of two reboots are required, whatever is the number of patches to apply. A common root cause of such a problem is an issue while mounting file systems due to some file system corruption.
I have done this with svm and vxvm mirrored root fss by splitting them to keep one safe partition as a backout plan for the future. Try stopping vxesd, removing the disks with vxdisk rm and removing the dmp devices, then try the powermt remove again. Live upgrade upgrades a system by creating and upgrading a copy of the running system. This tool is included in solaris 10 and is able to analyze systems, download and install patches.
In addition, this course explains fundamental commandline features of the solaris os. The installation is complete, solaris 10 fresh install is ready to be used. Installation of solaris 10 on virtual box something. Use the patchadd command to add patches to servers or standalone systems. The procedure given above is still being followed by many small scale setups and as i said this information gives good insights to patching topic of solaris. The solaris patch manager tool provides all the necessary features in one application. Aug 03, 2012 there are two different ways to install solaris. Solaris 10 system administration essentials is part of a new series on solaris system administration. A simple solaris live upgrade procedure involves below 4 steps. Topics include file and directory management, controlling the user work environment, archiving files and using remote commands.
In a way, this patching business of the systems before doing the lu defeats the purpose of using lu, because i realized when migrating from solarisu3 to solarisu7, one of the patches required a reboot here is how i used pca. Those of you still on solaris 10 may want to download the latest recommended patchset for solaris 10 which was published just last week, on 28th of january 2016. Adding a solaris patch system administration guide. Find answers to method of procedures for solaris 10 patch install from the expert community at experts exchange. Sometimes the scientific method is taught with seven steps instead of six. Click on a recommended patch cluster based on the solaris release runningon the system to be patched. Nov 25, 2009 free solaris 10 patching best practices training. The solaris os has a long history of innovation, and the solaris 10 os is a watershed release that includes features such as. For you information,from solaris 11 onward,zfs will be the default root filesystem. As a result, the developers are working on a cumulative set of all previous changes. The standard upgrade process requires taking the system offline to do an upgrade. I am trying to present the simple patching procedure when our disks are under solaris volume manager control, svm.
If you need to add a patch to a diskless client system, see patching diskless client os services. It is a practical guide to deploying and managing the solaris 10 operating system in a business or academic environment. The following demonstration shows the steps needed to connect a remote computer such as your home pc to the solaris unix server maintained by the department of computer science, william paterson university. Solaris is a proprietary unix operating system originally developed by sun microsystems. If you have any queries about patching, why not post them on the oracle solaris install, booting, and patching community forum. In addition, solaris 10 uses samba to allow a solaris server to act as a windows nt or 2000 domain controller. We are in the process of moving from sun solaris to ibmaix. Edit virtual machine select cdrom click radio button use iso image give the location of the solaris 10 downloaded iso image.
Beginners guide to oracle solaris live upgrade the geek. Table 22 oracle solaris and required srupatches supported by sparc m12. Solaris 10 system administration exam prep exam cx310. Free solaris 10 patching best practices training cols tech. For instance, the following command will show only disabled and offline services, which quite often is exactly what we want. For example, if your current os is the solaris 8 release and you want to upgrade to the solaris 10 release, you need to install the solaris live upgrade packages from the solaris 10 release. To patch, you must upgrade to a newer version of the software. Oracle solaris certification and support hewlett packard enterprise. Sun patch check and patchdiag can be used to find patches to install, but installation would have to be done manually. Theyve launched a blog, which contains the initial introductory videos. The example system we will be using has svm based mirrored root. Solaris 10 includes suns java desktop system jds, which is based on.
How to stop if solaris system it rebooting continually. I need some one to explain this steps as i am new to this. I thought it was about time i took another look, since. A zone cluster can be in a readyoffline state when it is booted because of incomplete oracle solaris system configuration in the zones of the zone cluster. Sep 16, 2011 general procedure for kernel patching in solaris. During the installation process, you can go to the next step by pressing f2 and go back by pressing f3. Sun have done some work in recent times with liveupgrade the last time i looked at it, a few years back now, it was rubbish.
Sun patch check and patchdiag can be used to find patches. I will upgrade the kernel patch through bundle patching using solaris live upgrade. What is the best method to run patch for live systesms. With solaris 10, patching the global zone will install the patches on all zones by default, unless the affected package isnt installed on the target zone or you explicitly ask to install the patch on the global zone only g. If you think solaris patching is a complete nightmare, have a bit of spare time on your hands dont worry, you can still check emails etc and really want to get up speed on suns best practices for patching on solaris 10, then check out the free solaris 10 patching best practices ws2700s10 training course. A process like the scientific method that involves such backing up and repeating is called an iterative process. Onsnmp the snmp agent for onsnmp is based on snmp research snmpr. Sun learning services are in the process of creating a number of patch. Solaris 10 recommended patching strategy oracle solaris blog. Oracle solaris installation program provides an interactive upgrade with a graphical user interface or commandline interface.
Kindly help me in step by step procedure for the same including rollback plan. We no need to bring down the server to single user mode if you are using live upgrade method during pathing and b efore choosing live upgrade,make sure you are using zfs as a root filesystem. Installing solaris 10 step by step tech support says. Hi gurus i am not able to find the patching procedure for solaris 10 sol10 u11 to latest patchset with sun cluster having failover zones so that same i should follow. I have done this with svm and vxvm mirrored root fss by splitting them to keep one safe partition as a backout plan for the future purpose just incase the patching gives any issues. When something doesnt work like expected, one of the first commands to find whats wrong is svcs a. Heres a document and a corresponding presentation ive written describing the oracle solaris 10 recommended patching strategy. How to patch a live system mirrored with svm blogo thnet.
Unlike earlier releases of solaris, most of the system parameters needed to run oracle are already set properly, so the only one you need is the maximum shared memory parameter. Thus, if you want the reliability of sparc hardware coupled with the widespread adoption of microsoft windows as a desktop operating system, solaris 10 running samba is an ideal solution. Method of procedures for solaris 10 patch install solutions. Solaris live upgrade enables system administrators to create and upgrade a boot environment that is initially inactive, without affecting the running system. Here youll find all solaris patching related resources including best practice guidelines, training, articles, patch news. Note that each solaris release consists of a single source base. Note that bug fixes for some thirdparty or communitybased software delivered as part of oracle solaris may be provided through package upgrades rather than patches.
We are in the process of moving from sunsolaris to ibmaix. Heres how to leverage liveupgrade to safely upgrade from solaris 9 to solaris 10 using a spare disk. We are getting multiple requests for solaris kernel patching procedure from many of your gurkul followers. Once patches 11925452 or later and 12266010, along with their required patches have been installed, all other patches can then be installed as nonglobal zones in halted state. This operation is much easier than solaris 10 os patch bundle installation. Choose solaris interactive default from the menu and press enterreturn key. New solaris 11 patch and package installation methods. This post is for the system admins who still wants to use the traditional method of patching for whatever reason they want to. Then click ok from the above we have configured the vm to install solaris 10. How to use pca patch check advanced on solaris 10 machine. For example, activate and boot into the solaris 10 boot environment, and either patch the live boot environment or create another inactive boot environment, and then apply patches to the inactive boot environment. Beginners guide to oracle solaris live upgrade the geek diary. Gerry haskins director security and release management.
Patching procedure in solaris 10 with sun cluster having. Mar 31, 2015 from the above we have configured the vm to install solaris 10. How to upgrade and patch with oracle solaris live upgrade. They contain a number of links to resources which i hope you will find useful. The use method provides a strategy for performing a complete check of system health, identifying common bottlenecks and errors. Patching solaris 10 on servers with nonglobal zones by ramdev published october 26, 2011 updated july 2, 2015 for servers with solaris 10 os at, or near, update 1 106 or update 2 606, if nonglobal zones are already configured and running, patching these servers at single user mode will encounter issues. The zones of the zone cluster are in the interactive system configuration mode to wait for the input. Patching a live solaris 10 system with lu, zfs, and pca. Take an instance, there are sol1 and sol2 nodes and having two failover zones like sozone1rg and sozone2rg and currently. Solaris os patching has been moved far away from the traditional methods from solaris 10 onwards. Take an instance, there are sol1 and sol2 nodes and having two failover zones like sozone1rg and. No data is ever deleted, and to roll back to solaris 9, all you need is one command and a reboot. If using live upgrade to upgrade an inactive boot environment from solaris 8 or 9 to solaris 10, you must activate and boot into the solaris 10 boot environment before patching it. The zones update on attach feature and patching in the solaris 10 os analyzing a.1229 1146 1309 1160 499 944 391 1684 1379 90 721 1262 115 337 1293 1125 23 27 1304 1266 176 684 764 210 1004 929 779 1470 1483 1498 77 1209 743 629 957 402