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Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Solaris Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning
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Part I Upgrading With Solaris Live Upgrade

1.  Where to Find Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  Solaris Live Upgrade (Overview)

3.  Solaris Live Upgrade (Planning)

Solaris Live Upgrade Requirements

Solaris Live Upgrade System Requirements

Installing Solaris Live Upgrade

Required Packages

Solaris Live Upgrade Disk Space Requirements

Solaris Live Upgrade Requirements if Creating RAID-1 Volumes (Mirrors)

Upgrading a System With Packages or Patches

Upgrading and Patching Limitations

Guidelines for Creating File Systems With the lucreate Command

Guidelines for Selecting Slices for File Systems

Guidelines for Selecting a Slice for the root (/) File System

Guidelines for Selecting Slices for Mirrored File Systems

General Guidelines When Creating RAID-1 Volumes (Mirrored) File Systems

Guidelines for Selecting a Slice for a Swap Volume

Configuring Swap for the New Boot Environment

Failed Boot Environment Creation if Swap is in Use

Guidelines for Selecting Slices for Shareable File Systems

Customizing a New Boot Environment's Content

Synchronizing Files Between Boot Environments

Adding Files to the /etc/lu/synclist

Forcing a Synchronization Between Boot Environments

Booting Multiple Boot Environments

Solaris Live Upgrade Character User Interface

4.  Using Solaris Live Upgrade to Create a Boot Environment (Tasks)

5.  Upgrading With Solaris Live Upgrade (Tasks)

6.  Failure Recovery: Falling Back to the Original Boot Environment (Tasks)

7.  Maintaining Solaris Live Upgrade Boot Environments (Tasks)

8.  Upgrading the Solaris OS on a System With Non-Global Zones Installed

9.  Solaris Live Upgrade (Examples)

10.  Solaris Live Upgrade (Command Reference)

Part II Upgrading and Migrating With Solaris Live Upgrade to a ZFS Root Pool

11.  Solaris Live Upgrade and ZFS (Overview)

12.  Solaris Live Upgrade for ZFS (Planning)

13.  Creating a Boot Environment for ZFS Root Pools

14.  Solaris Live Upgrade For ZFS With Non-Global Zones Installed

Part III Appendices

A.  Troubleshooting (Tasks)

B.  Additional SVR4 Packaging Requirements (Reference)

C.  Using the Patch Analyzer When Upgrading (Tasks)



Upgrading a System With Packages or Patches

You can use Solaris Live Upgrade to add patches and packages to a system. When you use Solaris Live Upgrade, the only downtime the system incurs is that of a reboot. You can add patches and packages to a new boot environment with the luupgrade command. When you use luupgrade command, you can also use a Solaris Flash archive to install patches or packages.


Caution - When upgrading and adding and removing packages or patches, Solaris Live Upgrade requires packages or patches that comply with the SVR4 advanced packaging guidelines. While Sun packages conform to these guidelines, Sun cannot guarantee the conformance of packages from third-party vendors. If a package violates these guidelines, the package can cause the package-addition software during an upgrade to fail or alter the active boot environment.

For more information about packaging requirements, see Appendix B, Additional SVR4 Packaging Requirements (Reference).

Type of Installation
For More Information
Adding patches to a boot environment
Create a new boot environment and use the luupgrade command with the -t option.
Adding packages to a boot environment
Use the luupgrade command with the -p option.
Using Solaris Live Upgrade to install a Solaris Flash archive
An archive contains a complete copy of a boot environment with new packages and patches already included. This copy can be installed on multiple systems.