Ellard Roush wrote: > Hi, > > Solaris 10 update 4 introduced the BrandZ feature set. > Solaris 10 update 5 will introduce more zone features. > Today Sun Cluster requires the the Solaris 10 release be at > least up to the Solaris 10 update 3 level. > > We are proposing to ship a new feature in Sun Cluster > that will use the BrandZ feature set and support > the new zone features in Solaris 10 update 5. > Naturally, this new feature will only be operational > when the customer installs Solaris 10 update 5. > > There are at least 2 ways to load new software. > > 1) Install the Solaris 10 update 5 release > > In this case we know that everything works fine. > > 2) Install patches for Solaris 10 update 5. > This approach loads all of the bug fixes, > and does not load the new packages. > > If a customer installs patches, > will BrandZ and all the new zone features > of Solaris 10 update 5 work ? > Or will the customer just get the bug fixes ? they'll get everything in this case. 127127-11/127128-11 is the u5 kernel patch that will deliver all this. What features are you interested in.
As for installing patcehs on zones systems there are a few things they need to be aware of. 1 install latest patch utils first (119254/119255) 2 always run patchadd -a <patch-id> first before installing the patch. the -a does a dryrun and especially in the case of zones, will catch issues like zones dependency issues/unbootable zones etc. No files get modified, so it allows you to identify certain types of issues ( not all issues mind you ). The patchadd -a output is pretty hard to parse, but make sure to examine closely for any issues relating to zones etc. Enda > > > --- > Our people in the field say that customers are > much more willing to install patch > as opposed to installing an update. > > Some aspects of patching are murky. > So your help is appreciated. > > Regards, > Ellard > _______________________________________________ > zones-discuss mailing list > email@example.com _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org