Solaris 7 3/99 Release Notes Supplement for Sun Hardware

Sun Enterprise 10000

This section contains general issues, known bugs, patches, and notes about the Solaris 7 release on the Sun(TM) Enterprise(TM) 10000.

General Issues

Only Alternate Pathing (AP) is supported in the Solaris 7 3/99 release. Dynamic Reconfiguration (DR) and Inter-Domain Networks (IDN) are not supported.

Note -

Before beginning the fresh install or upgrade procedures, you must install the SSP patches described in "Solaris 7 3/99 and the SSP".

Solaris 7 and Boot-Disk Partition Sizes

If you are upgrading the operating environment from Solaris 2.6 to Solaris 7 3/99 and you used the partition layout suggested in the SMCC Hardware Platform Guide Solaris 2.6, the partitions may not be large enough for the upgrade to succeed. For instance, the /usr partition must be at least 653 megabytes. If /usr is smaller than the size needed to perform the upgrade, suninstall uses the Dynamic Space Reallocation (DSR) mode to reallocate the space of the disk partitions.

DSR may calculate a partition layout which is not acceptable for some systems. For instance, DSR may select partitions that appear to DSR as being unused (non-UFS partitions which may contain raw data or other types of file systems). If DSR selects a used partition, data loss may occur. Therefore, you must know the current status of the partitions DSR wants to use before you allow DSR to continue with the reallocation of the disk partitions.

After DSR presents an acceptable layout and you choose to proceed with the reallocation, DSR will adjust the affected file systems, and the upgrade will continue. However, if you cannot constrain the layout so that it is acceptable for your needs, then you may need to manually repartition the boot device, or you may have to perform a fresh install.

Operating Mode

On the Enterprise 10000, you can check whether a domain is running in 32-bit or 64-bit mode by using the following command:

domain_name# isainfo -k

The returned value, sparcv9, indicates that the domain is running the 64-bit operating mode; otherwise, the domain is running in 32-bit mode.

You can also use another command, isalist, to check the operating mode; however, the return value, sparcv9+vis, differs from the return value of the isainfo -k command. The values are synonymous. They both indicate that the domain is running in 64-bit mode.

Solaris 7 3/99 and the SSP

If you are installing Solaris 7 3/99 on a domain or upgrading a domain's current Solaris operating environment, you must have SSP 3.1 installed on the SSP. SSP 3.0 does not support Solaris 7 3/99 on a domain. In addition, before you perform the Solaris 7 3/99 upgrade on an Enterprise 10000 domain, the SSP must have Patch-ID 105684-04. This patch is on your Sun Computer Systems Supplement CD.

Note -

If the CD contains later versions of the patches, indicated by a higher-numbered suffix, use those patches instead of the patch numbers indicated in these instructions.

Patch-ID 105684-04

Description: OBP/download_helper needs to support 2.7

BugIDs fixed with this patch: 4078459 4083870 4084325 4097230 4102171 4118746 4137422 4146592

SSP Patches

The following patches should be installed on the SSP.

Patch-ID 106281-01

Description: SSP 3.1 sys_id -m doesn't work in year 2000 or after (Y2K bug)

BugIDs fixed with this patch: 4105569

Patch-ID 106282-01

Description: SSP 3.1 Hostview suppresses trap messages after 1999

BugIDs fixed with this patch: 4108443

Fixed Bugs

This section lists important bugs that have been fixed. Minor bugs are not included. Each entry includes a 7-digit BugID assigned by Sun to aid in bug-tracking and a one-line description of the bug.

4110199 - /etc/init.d/cvc Implementation, Packaging Inconsistent