Monday May 04, 2009

Three New Articles on Patching the Solaris OS

Enda O'Connor has contributed three more articles for the BigAdmin Patching hub:

\* Analyzing a patchadd or patchrm Failure in the Solaris OS: Gather and analyze information to determine why a patchadd or patchrm session failed on systems that run the Solaris OS for SPARC or x86 platforms.

\* How to Split a Root Mirrored With Solaris Volume Manager Prior to Updating Software: Here is the correct way to split a Solaris Volume Manager mirror prior to updating the software through upgrades or software updates (patches).

\* How to Remove a Solaris Patch While Booted From a Network or CD-ROM: Find out how to run patchrm from a network or CD-ROM against a non-live system that is mounted from such media, or how to mount file systems under the mount point after the system is booted from the media.

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.)

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