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 > -- > 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: email@example.com > 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 > firstname.lastname@example.org > _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list email@example.com