To add a patch to the global zone and to all non-global zones, run patchadd as the global administrator in the global zone.
When patchadd is used in the global zone, the following conditions apply:
The patchadd utility is able to add the patch(es) to the global zone and to all non-global zones only. This is the default action.
The patchadd utility cannot add the patch(es) to the global zone only or to a subset of the non-global zones.
When you add a patch to the global zone and to all non-global zones, you do not have to consider whether the patch affects areas that are shared from the global zone.
The following steps are performed by the patchadd utility:
The patch is added to the global zone.
The patch database on the global zone is updated.
The patch is added to each non-global zone.
The patch database on each non-global zone is updated.