Saturday, December 14, 2013

Which Update to download

www.unixbabuforum.inI have a test machine x86 with solaris Update 3 release. Below is the output of /etc/release 

cat /etc/release 
Solaris 10 11/06 s10x_u3wos_10 X86 
Copyright 2006 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 
Use is subject to license terms. 
Assembled 14 November 2006 
I want to update the system with latest update. I want to knw which update i have to download ( I have valid sun contract). If I download u10 can i install it on u3

www.unixbabuforum.inThe Solaris operating system, from Sun Microsystems, is free to users and 
constantly supported. Sun goes to great lengths to update Solaris, both to 
correct bugs and increase functionality. It is easy to update Solaris 
directly from the Sun Microsystems website. 

Difficulty: Moderately Easy 
Instructions Things you'll need: 

? Administrator privileges 

? Solaris 10 



1. 

Start your computer and log in to Solaris as a system administrator. 
Non-administrators are not permitted to install updates. 

2. 

Access the Solaris shell. From the shell, you will be able to determine 
which version of the Solaris 10 operating system you are using. 

3. 

Type "percent showrev -p" at the shell prompt (replace the word "percent" 
with a percent symbol). This will display the current list of patches 
available. From this list, you will be able to determine which patches are 
necessary for your copy of Solaris 10. 

4. 

Access the Sun website (see Resources below). The Sun website hosts all 
Solaris patches in one place. 

5. 

Examine the list of patches on the Sun website, and take note of the version 
numbers of the patches you need. The final two digits following the "-" is 
the current patch version number. For example, "123456-07" is the seventh 
version of the "123456" patch. 

6. 

Pick a patch cluster from the Solaris Patch Cluster website if your system 
needs a high number of updates at once. This makes it much easier to update 
your system without having to repeat the task more than a dozen times. 

7. 

Click on a link to an available patch to download it. It will save to a 
default file folder, but you might want to set it to save to the desktop. 
This will make it easier to find when it's time to complete the update. 

8. 

Double-click on the patch once it has finished downloading. This will begin 
the installation process and complete the update. 


Note : You can go for Sun's Solaris Live Upgrade software also, I am 
attaching the link 

(http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/features/articles/usin g_lu.jsp) 
go through it once you will get an idea.... 


www.unixbabuforum.inIf you going to update from u3 to u8 these are the patches 
you have to apply... 

*119255-64 
121429-08 
121902-02 
125419-01 
126539-01 
137322-01 

But you can very well check document number 206844 in sunsolve.com ( you 
should have valid sunsolve login) to very what are they patches you have to 
apply. 

You can look at " http://alldayidreamaboutsolaris.blogspot.com/" just for a 
reference

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