Sun Cluster System Administration Guide for Solaris OS

ProcedureHow to Apply a Nonrebooting Sun Cluster Patch

Apply the patch to one node in the cluster at a time. When applying a nonrebooting patch, you do not need to first the node that is receiving the patch.

  1. Before applying the patch, check the Sun Cluster product web page for any special preinstallation or postinstallation instructions.

  2. Apply the patch on a single node.

    # patchadd -M patch-dir patch-id

    Specifies the directory location of the patch.


    Specifies the patch number of a given patch.

  3. Verify that the patch has been installed successfully.

    # showrev -p | grep patch-id
  4. Verify that the patch works, and that the node and cluster are operating normally.

  5. Repeat Step 2 through Step 4 for the remaining cluster nodes.

  6. Check to see if you need to commit the patch software by using the scversions command.

    # /usr/cluster/bin/scversions

    You will see one of the following results:

    Upgrade commit is needed.
    Upgrade commit is NOT needed. All versions match.
  7. If a commit is needed, commit the patch software.

    # scversions -c

    Note –

    Running scversions will cause one or more CMM reconfigurations, depending on the situation.

Example 11–3 Applying a Nonrebooting Sun Cluster Patch

# patchadd -M /tmp/patches 234567-05
# showrev -p | grep 234567-05
# scversions
Upgrade commit is needed.
# scversions -c

See Also

If you need to back out a patch, see Changing a Sun Cluster Patch.