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.)

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.

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.

Wednesday May 28, 2008

Patches Section on BigAdmin Now Includes Firmware

The BigAdmin Firmware Release hub provides firmware FAQs, information about available Sun firmware releases, and other resources to help you manage your Sun systems. It's just one section of our Patches hub.

Monday Apr 21, 2008

Patch Management Best Practices

Here are some basic scenarios for creating a patch management strategy, including proactive and reactive strategies, core tools for patching, and security patch management.

Thursday Apr 17, 2008

Q&A on an Error Message After Patches Are Installed

This Q&A explains the meaning of the '...differs from the package installed on the system' messages that appear after a patch is installed.

Wednesday Mar 19, 2008

Patch Corner Blog on Sun Alert Notifications

This blog shows you how you can sign up to receive a weekly notification of new and updated Sun Alerts. Sun Alerts cover security, data corruption, and system availability issues.

Friday Feb 22, 2008

Rick's BigAdmin Blog on Patching

Are you dealing with a crazy quilt of patches? Here's some relief.

Thursday Jan 10, 2008

Gerry Haskins' Blog: Patch Corner

Gerry Haskins, senior engineering manager in charge of Sun's Software Release Engineering and Patch System Test groups, has started a blog about patches. Look for updates to Sun's patching strategy, along with links to patching resources and other helpful information. Recent posts include Using Solaris Live Upgrade for Patching and Deferred Activation Patching.

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