Thursday Aug 13, 2009

Information on the End of Service Life of the Solaris 9 OS

You can find information on the End of Service Life of the Solaris 9 OS on sun.com. You can also check the EOSL Status for the Solaris OS. For more resources, see Solaris 9 Transition FAQs as well as
Info on Using Solaris 8 and 9 Containers (on BigAdmin's Upgrade hub).

Tuesday Jun 23, 2009

Sun Has Announced EOL of the Solaris 9 OS

Sun.com has information on the Solaris 9 Operating System End of Life transition. Life cycle events (Last Order Date, Last Ship Date, End of Retirement Phase 1, and End of Service Life) will occur at the intervals defined in the life cycle model.

With Solaris 9 Containers software, existing Solaris 9 applications can be moved to Containers on the Solaris 10 OS. Here are more resources:

- Solaris 9 Transition FAQs

- Using Solaris 8 and 9 Containers (on the Legacy Applications section of the BigAdmin Upgrade hub)

Friday Dec 19, 2008

Vintage Support for the Solaris 8 OS

You can continue to run your business or favorite applications on the Solaris 8 OS, even though it will enter End of Service Life (EOSL) Phase 2 on April 1, 2009. Find out about your support options if you continue to use Solaris 8. Customers who have been using Solaris 8 will not receive vintage patches (i.e. patches developed on or after April 1, 2009), even security patches, unless they purchase the Solaris 8 Vintage Patch Service. See BigAdmin for more info.

Friday Aug 22, 2008

End of Service Life Info for Solaris 7 and 8 Releases

On August 15, 2008, Solaris 7 exited EOSL Phase 2. Except through custom support agreements, all support for Solaris 7 is terminated. On April 1, 2009, Solaris 8 enters EOSL Phase 2. Vintage patch entitlement (for patches developed ON OR after 4/1/09) requires purchase of the Solaris 8 Vintage Patch Service. Learn more.

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