Solaris 9 Installation Guide

To Test a Profile to Be Used By Solaris Live Upgrade

After you create a profile, use the luupgrade command to test the profile. By looking at the installation output that is generated by luupgrade, you can quickly determine if a profile works as you intended.

  1. Test the profile.

    # luupgrade -u -n BE_name -D -s os_image_path -j profile_path


    Upgrades an operating system image on a boot environment. 

    -n BE_name

    Specifies the name of the boot environment that is to be upgraded. 


    luupgrade command uses the selected boot environment's disk configuration to test the profile options passed with the -j option.

    -s os_image_path

    Specifies the path name of a directory that contains an operating system image. This directory can be on an installation medium, such as a DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, or it can be an NFS or UFS directory. 

    -j profile_path

    Path to a profile that is configured for an upgrade. The profile must be in a directory on the local machine. 

Example 33–4 Testing a Profile by Using Solaris Live Upgrade

In the following example, the profile is named upgrade_solaris9, The profile is successfully tested on the inactive boot environment named, s9u1b08.

# luupgrade -u -n s9u1b08 -D -s /net/installsvr/export/s9u1/combined.s9s_u1wos \
 -j /var/tmp/flash_profile
Validating the contents of the media /net/installsvr/export/s9u1/combined.s9s_u1wos.
The media is a standard Solaris media.
The media contains an operating system upgrade image.
The media contains Solaris version 9.
Locating upgrade profile template to use.
Locating the operating system upgrade program.
Checking for existence of previously scheduled Live Upgrade requests.
Creating upgrade profile for BE s9u1b08.
Determining packages to install or upgrade for BE s9u1b08.
Simulating the operating system upgrade of the BE s9u1b08.
The operating system upgrade simulation is complete.
INFORMATION: var/sadm/system/data/upgrade_cleanup contains a log of the
upgrade operation.
INFORMATION: var/sadm/system/data/upgrade_cleanup contains a log of
cleanup operations required.
The Solaris upgrade of the boot environment s9u1b08 is complete.

You can now use the profile to upgrade an inactive boot environment.