This procedure describes how to load an OS update by using the browser interface. The example that follows the procedure provides a command-line equivalent.
The following default admin file is used to install Solaris packages:
mail=root instance=unique partial=nocheck runlevel=nocheck idepend=nocheck rdepend=nocheck space=quit setuid=nocheck conflict=nocheck action=nocheck basedir=default authentication=nocheck
The admin file is located in the /opt/sun/n1gc/etc directory on the management server.
Copy the OS update to the N1 System Manager. See To Copy an OS Update for details.
Disable monitoring for the managed server. This action is required only if you want to avoid the fault notifications if the server reboots after an OS update installation. See To Disable Monitoring for a Managed Server or a Managed Server Group in Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Discovery and Administration Guide for details.
Ensure that the base management feature is added to the managed server. This action provides the necessary support to install OS updates. You can automatically add base management support by adding the OS monitoring feature. See To Add the OS Monitoring Feature in Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Discovery and Administration Guide for details.
Ensure that the package file name matches the name of the package. If the file name does not match that of the package and an adminfile is used to install the OS update, uninstallation will fail.
Log in to the N1 System Manager.
Navigate to the table that contains the server or the server group by performing one of the following actions:
Drag and drop the OS update icon from the Task Shortcuts pane to the server or the server group.
The Load OS Update confirmation dialog box appears.
To begin loading the OS update on the selected servers, click the OK button.
The dialog box closes.
Click the Jobs tab.
The Jobs table appears with information about your Load OS Update job.
Verify that the installation was successful.
N1-ok> show server server
The following command shows you how to install an OS update on two servers by using the load command.
N1-ok> load server server1,server2 update SUNWn1gcsolsparcag
The following command shows you how to install multiple OS updates on a server group by using the load command.
N1-ok> load group devgroup update SUNWupdate1,SUNWupdate2