By Gerry Haskins on Oct 18, 2011
Just a quick heads-up that Solaris 9 will transition to Vintage support (old sun terminology) / Extended support (Oracle terminology) at the end of this month.
Solaris 9 patches released from November 1, 2011, will have Vintage/Extended access entitlement by default, which means that only customers with an Extended Support contract for Solaris will be able to access them.
Updates to the Recommended Solaris 9 OS Patchset will cease at that time.
Pre-existing Solaris 9 patches (and the final version of the Recommended Solaris 9 OS Patchset) will remain available under normal "OS" entitlement - i.e. they can be accessed without an Extended Support contract.
For more details, see:
Lifetime Support Policy brochure, especially pages 27 to 31
How Patches and Updates Entitlement Works, DocID 1269292.1