n 12/02/09 09:15, Martha Starkey wrote:
This is a response to the private email you sent me on this (I like to
keep the discussion in the NG where its belongs and where all can
participate). You asked:
Our /etc/release file has this content :
# cat /etc/release
Solaris 10 5/08 s10s_u5wos_10 SPARC
Copyright 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
Assembled 24 March 2008
Would you know how I can get the server to 10/2008 level ? We
installed the latest Solaris 10 cluster patch but to no avail. Our
server only has one active root file system and there's no CDROM
attached to it.
/etc/release shows you the base install of your OS, Solaris 10 U5 a.k.a.
Solaris 10 5/08. This is the build that was originally installed.
The better indicator of kernel level is the uname -a output. You had
>>> Our server is running latest kernel patch 141444-09.
is that the output of "uname -a"? If so, then you are at the *S10
U9/Update 8 level*, at least kernel patch-wise. Perhaps the oracle DB
requires the base install to be S10 U6? just a guess on my part, since I
don't know really. I thought your query was more due to confusion about
Solaris updates and how to determine what you have. Maybe there is more
going on here that meets the eye.
As far as overall questions on upgrading: Live Upgrade, which has disk
space requirements, etc. You could start with the product documentation
docs.sun.com Home > Solaris 10 1/06 Release and Installation Collection
> Solaris 10 Installation Guide: Solaris Live Upgrade and Upgrade
Planning > Overall Planning of Your Solaris Installation or Upgrade >
2. Solaris Installation and Upgrade (Roadmap) > Choosing a Solaris
and there are other how-tos around like:
Perhaps others will respond with their favorite howtos and advice.