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1.  Oracle Solaris Management Tools (Road Map)

2.  Working With the Solaris Management Console (Tasks)

3.  Working With the Oracle Java Web Console (Tasks)

4.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Overview)

5.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Tasks)

6.  Managing Client-Server Support (Overview)

7.  Managing Diskless Clients (Tasks)

8.  Introduction to Shutting Down and Booting a System

9.  Shutting Down and Booting a System (Overview)

10.  Shutting Down a System (Tasks)

11.  Modifying Oracle Solaris Boot Behavior (Tasks)

12.  Booting an Oracle Solaris System (Tasks)

13.  Managing the Oracle Solaris Boot Archives (Tasks)

14.  Troubleshooting Booting an Oracle Solaris System (Tasks)

15.  x86: GRUB Based Booting (Reference)

16.  x86: Booting a System That Does Not Implement GRUB (Tasks)

17.  Working With the Oracle Solaris Auto Registration regadm Command (Tasks)

18.  Managing Services (Overview)

19.  Managing Services (Tasks)

20.  Managing Software (Overview)

21.  Managing Software With Oracle Solaris System Administration Tools (Tasks)

22.  Managing Software by Using Oracle Solaris Package Commands (Tasks)

23.  Managing Patches

Patching Strategy

Live Upgrade

Applying an Oracle Solaris Update or an Oracle Solaris Update Patch Bundle

Applying a Recommended Patch Cluster

Applying a Critical Patch Update

Applying an Enterprise Installation Standards Patch Baseline

How to Download a Patch

How to Display Information About Patches

How to Apply a Patch

Applying a Sample Patch Using the patchadd Command

How to Remove a Patch

Patch Management Terms and Definitions

A.  SMF Services


How to Apply a Patch

To apply a patch, use the patchadd command. For more information about the patchadd command, see the patchadd(1M) man page.

Note - Improvements have been made to the patchadd -M command. When you use this command to apply patches to your system, you are no longer required to specify patch IDs in the correct installation order. If you use the patchadd -M command without specifying a patch ID, all patches in the directory are installed on the system.

The patchadd command cannot apply a patch or software update under the following conditions:

Applying a Sample Patch Using the patchadd Command

Consider that you have downloaded a patch file ( from the MOS website. To apply the patch to the Oracle Solaris OS, perfrom the following steps:

  1. Become super user.

  2. Copy the patch file to a temporary directory.

    #cp /<patch download location>/ /tmp
  3. Unzip the patch file.

    #cd /tmp
  4. Apply the patch by using the patchadd command.

    #patchadd 119784-17

To verify that a patch is applied, run the patchadd command with the -p option. For example:

#patchadd -p | grep 119784-17