By BigAdmin team on Apr 06, 2009
Accelerated Patching of Zoned Systems: This blog entry discusses methods that can be used to reduce application downtime during patching for systems with Solaris Zones.
This new article from a Sun engineer describes how to install the latest Kernel Update patch, or any patch, on a SPARC or x86 miniroot image for the JumpStart installation program.
Phase 1 of the stricter Solaris OS patch entitlement implementation
rolled out in January 2009. "Entitlement" means you need a valid support contract to access the patches. Find more info in the updated Patch Corner Blog or this podcast. (The podcast also covers Solaris 8 Vintage patch entitlement.)
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.
Sun engineers have updated the Firmware Release hub with firmware FAQs, information about available firmware releases, and other resources to help you manage your Sun systems. Lots of good new info, with download URLs and SunSolve Patch-IDs for UltraSPARC T1 and T2 Based "CoolThreads" CMT Systems, UltraSPARC based Sun Fire Systems, and SPARC64 Enterprise Systems.
Need to patch the Solaris 10 OS on an inactive boot environment when the active boot environment runs the Solaris 8 or 9 OS? Tempted to use Solaris Live Upgrade? Don't, because it won't work! This tech tip describes Solaris Live Upgrade restrictions, and it provides examples of the correct way to use Solaris Live Upgrade to upgrade from the Solaris 8 or 9 OS to the Solaris 10 OS.
Here's an article describing Solaris Recommended and Sun Alert Patch clusters. The differences between the two types of patch clusters are also described.