The procedure that follows is required only if you are applying a patch to the global zone and to non-global zones. If you are applying a patch to only the global zone, follow the instructions in Chapter 10, Patching Sun Cluster Software and Firmware, in Sun Cluster System Administration Guide for Solaris OS.
This task applies to both nonrebooting patches and rebooting patches.
Perform this task on all nodes in the cluster.
Ensure that the node that you are patching can access the zone paths of all zones that are configured on the node.
Some zones might be configured to run in a failover configuration. In this situation, bring online on the node that you are patching the resource group that contains the resources for the zones' disk storage.
# clresourcegroup switch -n node solaris-zone-resource-group
This step might also start any applications managed within the resource group solaris-zone-resource-group. Verify if you need to stop any application prior to install the patches. If the applications need to be stopped, disable the corresponding resources before proceeding to the next step.
If the patches need to get applied in single-user mode, it will not be possible to start the resource group as described. Instead the corresponding zone paths need to get mounted manually.
Apply the patch(es) to the node.
For detailed instructions, see Chapter 10, Patching Sun Cluster Software and Firmware, in Sun Cluster System Administration Guide for Solaris OS in Sun Cluster System Administration Guide for Solaris OS.