Solaris 10 5/08 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade

What's New in the Solaris 10 8/07 Release for Installation

Upgrading the Solaris OS When Non-Global Zones Are Installed

Starting with the Solaris 10 8/07 release, you can upgrade the Solaris OS when non-global zones are installed without most of the limitations found in previous releases.

Note –

The only limitation to upgrading involves a Solaris Flash archive. When you use a Solaris Flash archive to install, an archive that contains non-global zones is not properly installed on your system.

Changes to accommodate systems that have non-global zones installed are summarized below.

For step-by-step procedures for upgrading a system with non-global zones installed or for information on the Solaris Zones partitioning technology, see the following references.


For More Information 

Upgrading with Solaris Live Upgrade on a system with non-global zones 

Chapter 9, Upgrading the Solaris OS on a System With Non-Global Zones Installed, in Solaris 10 8/07 Installation Guide: Solaris Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning

Creating and using non-global zones 

System Administration Guide: Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Solaris Zones

Upgrading with JumpStart 

Solaris 10 8/07 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations

Upgrading with the Solaris installation interactive GUI 

Solaris 10 8/07 Installation Guide: Basic Installations

New sysidkdb Tool Prevents Having to Configure Your Keyboard

This feature is new in the following releases:

The sysidkdb tool configures your USB language and its corresponding keyboard layout.

The following procedure occurs:

SPARC: Previously, the USB keyboard assumed a self-identifying value of 1 during the installation. Therefore, all of the keyboards that were not self-identifying always configured for a U.S. English keyboard layout during installation.

Note –

PS/2 keyboards are not self-identifying. You are asked to select the keyboard layout during the installation.

Prevent Prompting When You Use the JumpStart Program

If the keyboard is not self-identifying and you want to prevent being prompted during your JumpStart installation, select the keyboard language in your sysidcfg file. For JumpStart installations, the default is for the U.S. English language. To select another language and its corresponding keyboard layout, set the keyboard keyword in your sysidcfg file.

For more information, see one of the following:

NFSv4 Domain Name Configurable During Installation

Starting with the Solaris 10 8/07 release, the NFS version 4 domain can now be defined during the installation of the Solaris OS. Previously, the NFS domain name was defined during the first system reboot after installation.

This new feature affects installation as follows: