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 -- UNIX Administrator, BAE Systems Land & Armaments desk 763-572-6684 mobile 612-419-9362 -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Enda O'Connor Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 9:12 AM To: Stefano Pini Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 > > > *Stefano Pini*: Senior Technical Specialist at SUN Microsystems Spa > <http://www.sun.com> > Viale Fulvio Testi 327 Milano 20162 Italy > contact | [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> - > +39-02641-52150 > 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 _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list email@example.com _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org