Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > Solaris / OpenSolaris
User Name
Solaris / OpenSolaris This forum is for the discussion of Solaris, OpenSolaris, OpenIndiana, and illumos.
General Sun, SunOS and Sparc related questions also go here. Any Solaris fork or distribution is welcome.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-09-2011, 09:49 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2007
Posts: 40

Rep: Reputation: 15
Installing Patch Cluster on Solaris 10 zones.


I have solaris 10 sparc server with two non-global zone(one is whole zone and the other is sparse zone).

I would like to patch the server by installing the Recommended Patch cluster from Oracle Solaris 10.

My question is,
1)should i halt all non-global zone before beginning the installation or i should leave them running and perform the install.
2) I see there is a recommendation that the installation be performed in single user mode.
Should i need to switch to single user mode on all zones ( global and non-global zones)?

Note: I would like the patch cluster to be applied to all zones regardless.

Please advise,


Old 02-10-2011, 06:03 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,790

Rep: Reputation: 652Reputation: 652Reputation: 652Reputation: 652Reputation: 652Reputation: 652
Going from memory (been a while) .. I'd shut down the non-global zones, boot to single user and apply the patch cluster. I think the whole root zone will need the patch cluster applied separately

Old 02-10-2011, 11:41 PM   #3
Registered: Aug 2007
Posts: 40

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I halted all non-global zones(whole and sparse) and applied the patch cluster from global zone,rebooted it and it worked fine..
Old 02-11-2011, 02:46 AM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,790

Rep: Reputation: 652Reputation: 652Reputation: 652Reputation: 652Reputation: 652Reputation: 652
Did the whole root zone get patched automatically ?
Old 02-11-2011, 03:11 AM   #5
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Outside Paris
Distribution: Solaris 11.3, Oracle Linux, Mint, Tribblix
Posts: 9,756

Rep: Reputation: 459Reputation: 459Reputation: 459Reputation: 459Reputation: 459
With Solaris 10, patching the global zone will install the patches on all zones by default, unless the affected package isn't installed on the target zone or you explicitly ask to install the patch on the global zone only (-G). Another exception is branded zones which never get packages or patches from the global zone.

Last edited by jlliagre; 02-11-2011 at 04:17 AM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
installing Patch Cluster czezz Solaris / OpenSolaris 1 10-06-2009 03:56 PM
Sendmail problem after solaris 10 patch cluster Blinker_Fluid Solaris / OpenSolaris 1 04-28-2009 12:06 PM
solaris zones: what is it for? ic_torres Solaris / OpenSolaris 5 04-11-2009 05:22 AM
Sun Ultra 20 keeps rebooting after installing Solaris 10 kernel patch kuldeep1977 Solaris / OpenSolaris 3 10-28-2006 05:15 AM
Solaris 9 Patch Cluster questions itsjustme Solaris / OpenSolaris 1 11-18-2003 10:21 AM > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > Solaris / OpenSolaris

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:51 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration