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Re: [zones-discuss] Solaris 10 Release upgrade

Subject: Re: [zones-discuss] Solaris 10 Release upgrade
From: "Enda O'Connor"
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 18:57:02 +0000
Hi
I wouldn't disagree with that approach either, U1 is an early release, 
Lu with zones, will require you to patcha ll the way to 120011-14 9 the 
8/07 (u4) KU. This is not ideal, but if you do not like the idea of 
destroying and recreating your zones ( assumign backups here ) then it's 
the only way really.

Enda

Anderson, Ryan C (US SSA) wrote:
> I found better success just upgrading the server without the zones (save
> backup copy of them), then re-creating the zones from scratch on the
> update 4 system. I think its cleaner and quicker than trying to patch a
> u1-u3 system to allow LU with zones. Once at u4, going forward you will
> be set up well for doing LU with zones.
>
> RCA
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> Subject: Re: [zones-discuss] Solaris 10 Release upgrade
>
> Stefano Pini wrote:
>   
>> Hi Enda and guys,
>> do you know if there are best practices to upgrade solaris release 
>> (for example U1 to U4) with sparse and full zones installed?
>> Is it supported or it's possible only with full zones?
>> Yesterday I'd tried with sparse zones but the installer failed because
>>     
>
>   
>> there are read only fs during zone upgrade (obviously are
>>     
> inherited...)
>   
>> Thx a lot,
>> Stefano
>>
>>
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>>     
> Hi
> it should work, ( but only if upgrading to 8/07 ( u4 ) as this is where 
> zone upgrade via LU has been introduced.
> to use live upgrade unfortunately there are a lot of patches that are 
> required to be installed
>
> see
> http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-9-72099-1
> especially the s10 section particular for systems that have non-global 
> zones.
>
> Also please install latest patch utils patch ( 119254/119255 sparc/x86 )
>
> first.
> This list contains the 8/07 ( update 4 ) kernel patch 120011/120012.
>
> Make sure to run patchadd -a <patchid> first, -a does a dryrun ( noes 
> not install any software ), and in the case of zones will catch certain 
> types of errors that must be fixed prior to actually installing the
> patch.
>
> This list contains among others the 11/06 KU 118833-36 as well, so 
> installing this list of patches is unfortunately time consuming in the 
> case of a system with zones.
> Also if installing in Single USer Mode make sure that filesystem/local 
> has been enabled,
> If not run" /sbin/mountall -l", to ensure that the zonepath's are all 
> mounted, I usually drop from Multu User Mode to Single USer Mode as 
> opposed to boot to Single User Mode, just to avoid this one.
>
> If you have already followed the doc, then pleasae let us know the error
>
> that you encountered
> Enda
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