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Old 10-06-2009, 10:58 AM   #1
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installing Patch Cluster

Im going to install Patch Cluster ( on Solaris 10 (8/07) SPARC. Current kernel: Generic_120011-14.

I did that once in a past but only on my own test-lab machine.
This time I was asked to do this, on production server M5000 with disk array Sun StorageTek 2540 attached.

What I already know is to make a backup of files:
...and restore them after all.
Also I will make UFSDUMP of each filesystems (except those on array).

Is there anything more I sould know/perform before patching ?

I have prepared a short guid what to do. Could you please, take a look and give me some advices:

1. # init S
   # cp /kernel/dev/st.conf /kernel/dev/st.conf.backup
   # cp /kernel/dev/sd.conf /kernel/dev/sd.conf.backup
3. # ./install_cluster (around 2h)
   # cp /kernel/dev/st.conf.backup /kernel/dev/st.conf
   # cp /kernel/dev/sd.conf.backup /kernel/dev/sd.conf
5. # init 6

Last edited by czezz; 10-06-2009 at 10:59 AM.
Old 10-06-2009, 02:56 PM   #2
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The last patch cluster I downloaded had a passphrase in the README file, I have never had to backup the sd.conf or st.conf file. If you have something modified in the sendmail.conf or a different version of Java linked to /usr/java you may need to restore them.


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