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  • Friday, April 20, 2018

Solaris 10 Extended Support Patches & Patchsets Released!

By: Albert White | Principal Engineer

On Tuesday April 17 we released the first batch of Solaris 10 patches & patchsets under Solaris 10 Extended Support.  There were a total of 24 Solaris 10 patches, including kernel updates, and 4 patchsets released on MOS!


Solaris 10 Extended Support will run thru January 2021.  Scott Lynn put together a very informative Blog on Solaris 10 Extended Support detailing the benefits that customers can get by purchasing Extended Support for Solaris 10 - see https://blogs.oracle.com/solaris/oracle-solaris-10-support-explained.

Those of you that have taken advantage of our previous Extended Support offerings for Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 will notice that we've changed things around a little with Solaris 10 Extended Support; previously we did not publish any updates to the Solaris 10 Recommended Patchsets during the Extended Support period.  This meant that the Recommended Patchsets remained available to all customers with Premier Operating Systems support, as all the patches the patchsets contained had Operating Systems entitlement requirements.

Moving forward with Solaris 10 Extended Support, the decision has been made to continue to update the Recommended Patchsets thru the Solaris 10 Extended Support period.  This means customers that purchase Solaris 10 Extended Support get the benefit of continued Recommended Patchset updates, as patches that meet the criteria for inclusion in the patchsets are released.  During the Solaris 10 Extended Support period, the updates to the Recommended Patchsets will contain patches that require a Solaris 10 Extended Support contract, so the Solaris 10 Recommended Patchsets will also require a Solaris 10 Extended Support contract during this period.

For customers that do not wish to avail of Extended Support and would like to access the last Recommended Patchsets created prior to the beginning of Extended Support for Solaris 10, the January 2018 Critical Patch Updates (CPUs) for Solaris 10 will remain available to those with Premier Operating System Support.

The CPU Patchsets are rebranded versions of the Recommended Patchset on the CPU dates; the patches included in the CPUs are identical to the Recommended Patchset released on those CPU dates, but the CPU READMEs will be updated to reflect their use as CPU resources.  CPU patchsets are archived and are always available via MOS at later dates so that customers can easily align to their desired CPU baseline at any time.  A further benefit that only Solaris 10 Extended Support customers will receive is access to newly created CPU Patchsets for Solaris 10 thru the Extended Support period.

The following table provides a quick reference to the recent Solaris 10 patchsets that have been released, including details of the support contract required to access them:
 

Patchset Name Patchset Details README Download Support Contract Required
Recommended OS Patchset for Solaris 10 SPARC Patchset Details README Download Extended Support
Recommended OS Patchset for Solaris 10 x86 Patchset Details README Download Extended Support
CPU OS Patchset 2018/04 Solaris 10 SPARC Patchset Details README Download Extended Support
CPU OS Patchset 2018/04 Solaris 10 x86 Patchset Details README Download Extended Support
CPU OS Patchset 2018/01 Solaris 10 SPARC Patchset Details README

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Operating Systems Support
CPU OS Patchset 2018/01 Solaris 10 x86 Patchset Details README Download Operating Systems Support

Please reach out to your local sales representative if you wish to get more information on the benefits of purchasing Extended Support for Solaris 10.

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