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Old 02-09-2011, 09:49 PM   #1
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Installing Patch Cluster on Solaris 10 zones.


Hi,

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,

Thanks,

Bavon.
 
Old 02-10-2011, 06:03 PM   #2
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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

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Old 02-10-2011, 11:41 PM   #3
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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
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Did the whole root zone get patched automatically ?
 
Old 02-11-2011, 03:11 AM   #5
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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.

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