Monday Apr 06, 2009

Jeff Victor's Blog: Patching Zones Goes Zoom!

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.

Thursday Feb 26, 2009

Patching a Miniroot Image on the Solaris 10 OS for x86 or SPARC Platforms

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.

Thursday Jan 22, 2009

Solaris Printing Blog: Printing Errors Can Be Resolved With Patches

This blog explains that new features in the Solaris 10 5/08 OS introduced printing errors, most of which can be resolved with patches. Two Sun Alerts resolve many of these issues. More good info on patching can be found on the Solaris Information hub.

Monday Jan 12, 2009

Stricter Entitlement Policy for Solaris OS Patches

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.)

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 Oct 10, 2008

Updated: Sun System Firmware Release Hub on BigAdmin

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.

Thursday Sep 11, 2008

Patching the Solaris OS Using Sun Ops Center

An article from the docs.sun.com group describes methods to patch the Solaris OS using Sun xVM Ops Center 1.1.

Friday Aug 08, 2008

What Is the Solaris 10 5/08 Patch Bundle?

The Solaris 10 5/08 (Update 5) Patch Bundle provides another option for a patching strategy to maintain your Solaris systems. Here are some reasons to use this patch bundle.

Tuesday Jul 08, 2008

Why Use the Solaris 10 05/08 Patch Bundle?

The Solaris 10 05/08 Patch Bundle contains the equivalent set of patches contained in the Solaris 10 05/08 (Update 5) release image. The patch bundle provides another option to users. Find out more in the Patch Corner blog.

Wednesday Jul 02, 2008

Restrictions for Using Solaris Live Upgrade

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.

Friday Jun 27, 2008

Recommended and Sun Alert Patch Clusters for the Solaris 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.

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