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
./pca -R /.alt.d2 --install
lurename -e d2 -n sol10p-20080229
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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