Solaris 7 Sun Hardware Platform Guide

Scenario 3: Upgrading to Solaris 7

If you are currently using one of the Solaris releases below and would like to upgrade to Solaris 7, follow the instructions in this section.

  1. Type su to become superuser.

  2. Back up the data on your system.

    Refer to the System Administration Guide, Volume I for information.

  3. Stop all processes (database or other applications) that are accessing SPARCstorage Array disks except /, swap, /usr, and /opt.

  4. Insert the Solaris 7 CD into the CD-ROM drive, and upgrade your system to Solaris 7.

    Refer to Chapter 1, "Installing Software from the Solaris CD" and the SPARC: Installing Solaris Software manual for more information.

    Caution - Caution -

    Do not select the system to reboot at the end of the Solaris installation setup.

  5. Determine which level of SPARCstorage Array firmware is in your SPARCstorage Array(s) by entering the following command at the prompt for each SPARCstorage Array:

    # ssaadm display controller

    where controller is the logical controller name of the SPARCstorage Array (for example, c1). Look for the line that gives the firmware revision information, similar to the following:

    Firmware Rev 3.12

  6. If the firmware revision is below 3.12, download the new firmware for each SPARCstorage Array:

    # ssaadm download -f /usr/lib/firmware/ssa/ssafirmware controller

  7. Halt your system. Type:

    # /usr/sbin/init 0

  8. If you downloaded new firmware, press the SYS OK button on the back of the SPARCstorage Array(s) to reset.

    Note -

    Before booting your system, wait for the SPARCstorage Array to complete POST.

  9. Boot your system.

    ok boot