Friday May 08, 2009

How to analyze patch failures and other useful info

My colleague, Enda O'Connor, has published 3 more patching articles on Big Admin which I hope you will find useful:

I think the first article is particularly useful to help customers and support engineers understand what data to gather to enable analysis of a patching issue.  Even if you are not able to analysis the issue yourself, providing this data to Sun Support when you log a call will help speed up the issue analysis by Sun.
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