Last Friday 2/29 I decided to try Live Upgrade on my Solaris 10 Update
4 V480 Sparc box to apply about 50 or so patches with PCA

# cat /etc/release
                       Solaris 10 8/07 s10s_u4wos_12b SPARC
           Copyright 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
                        Use is subject to license terms.
                            Assembled 16 August 2007
# uname -a
SunOS ldap-global1 5.10 Generic_127111-07 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-480R

My 2 internal drives are mirrored with SVM for the BE and ABE.  I also
have 2 sparse zones installed.  I disabled the primary applications
(Directory Proxy Server and Directory Server) in the respective zones
and applied the following 2 patches first in the global zone of the BE
with no errors.

./pca --install 119254-51
119254 50 < 51 RS-  15 SunOS 5.10: Install and Patch Utilities Patch

./pca --install 121430-22
121430 21 < 22 ---  15 SunOS 5.8 5.9 5.10: Live Upgrade Patch

I then ran the following Live Upgrade and PCA commands with no errors.

lumake -s sol10-2007-08 -n d2
lumount d2
./pca -R /.alt.d2 --install
luumount d2
lurename -e d2 -n sol10p-20080229
luactivate sol10p-20080229
init 6

The reboot seemed fine with no errors on the console.  After logging
in though I noticed that only 1 of my zones started up correctly

ldap-global1:/ 124# zoneadm list -cv
  ID NAME             STATUS     PATH                           BRAND    IP
   0 global           running    /                              native   shared
   9 ldap-proxy1      running    /zones/ldap-proxy1             native   shared
   - ldap-supplc      incomplete /zones/ldap-supplc             native   shared

ldap-global1:/ 125# zoneadm -z ldap-supplc boot
zoneadm: zone 'ldap-supplc': must be installed before boot.

Since it seems that the only way to resolve an "incomplete" zone is to
uninstall and then install, I decided instead to luactivate the
original BE and fallback to that instead.  I didn't see any zone or
patch errors in the /var/adm/messages file.

Perhaps someone can give me a tip of where else to look for relevant
error or log files?  If more information on my system config is needed
please let me know too.  I would ultimately like to resolve this since
applying patches with Live Upgrade seems very easy to do and provides
a minimal amount of downtime.

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