Solaris 10 8/07 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade

Upgrading the Solaris OS When Non-Global Zones Are Installed

Starting with the Solaris 10 8/07 release, you can upgrade the Solaris OS when non-global zones are installed without most of the limitations found in previous releases.

Note –

The only limitation to upgrading involves a Solaris Flash archive. When you use a Solaris Flash archive to install, an archive that contains non-global zones is not properly installed on your system.

Changes to accommodate systems that have non-global zones installed are summarized below.

For step-by-step procedures for upgrading a system with non-global zones installed or for information on the Solaris Zones partitioning technology, see the following references.


For More Information 

Upgrading with Solaris Live Upgrade on a system with non-global zones 

Chapter 9, Upgrading the Solaris OS on a System With Non-Global Zones Installed, in Solaris 10 8/07 Installation Guide: Solaris Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning

Creating and using non-global zones 

System Administration Guide: Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Solaris Zones

Upgrading with JumpStart 

Solaris 10 8/07 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations

Upgrading with the Solaris installation interactive GUI 

Solaris 10 8/07 Installation Guide: Basic Installations