Because the network installation image resides on more than one CD, you must use this upgrade procedure. Use the luupgrade command with the -i option to install any additional CDs.
Install the Solaris Live Upgrade SUNWlucfg, SUNWlur, and SUNWluu packages on your system. These packages must be from the release you are upgrading to. For step-by-step procedures, see To Install Solaris Live Upgrade With the pkgadd Command.
Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.
Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.
Indicate the boot environment to upgrade and the path to the installation software by typing:
# luupgrade -u -n BE_name -s os_image_path
Upgrades a network installation image on a boot environment
Specifies the name of the boot environment that is to be upgraded
Specifies the path name of a directory that contains a network installation image
When the installer is finished with the contents of the first CD, insert the second CD.
This step is identical to the previous step, but the -u option is replaced by the -i option. Also, choose to run the installer on the second CD with menus or with text.
This command runs the installer on the second CD with menus.
# luupgrade -i -n BE_name -s os_image_path
This command runs the installer on the second CD with text and requires no user interaction.
# luupgrade -i -n BE_name -s os_image_path -O '-nodisplay -noconsole'
Installs additional CDs. The software looks for an installation program on the specified medium and runs that program. The installer program is specified with -s.
Specifies the name of the boot environment that is to be upgraded.
Specifies the path name of a directory that contains an network installation image.
(Optional) Runs the installer on the second CD in text mode and requires no user interaction.
The boot environment is ready to be activated. See Activating a Boot Environment.
In this example, the second_disk boot environment is upgraded and the installation image is on two CDs: the Solaris Software - 1 and the Solaris Software - 2 CDs. The -u option determines if sufficient space for all the packages is on the CD set. The -O option with the -nodisplay and -noconsole options prevents the character user interface from displaying after the reading of the second CD. If you use these options, you are not prompted to type information.
Note: If you do not use the -O option with the -nodisplay and -noconsole options, the character user interface (CUI) is displayed. Sun no longer recommends using the (CUI) to do Solaris Live Upgrade tasks.
Install the Solaris Live Upgrade packages from the release you are upgrading to.
# pkgadd -d /server/packages SUNWlucfg SUNWlur SUNWluu
Insert the Solaris Software - 1 CD and type:
For SPARC based systems:
# luupgrade -u -n second_disk -s /cdrom/cdrom0/s0
For x86 based systems:
# luupgrade -u -n second_disk -s /cdrom/cdrom0/
Insert the Solaris Software - 2 CD and type the following.
# luupgrade -i -n second_disk -s /cdrom/cdrom0 -O '-nodisplay \ -noconsole' Repeat this step for each CD that you need.
Repeat the previous step for each CD that you want to install.