Solaris Express Installation Guide: Solaris Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning

ProcedureTo Install a Solaris Flash Archive With a Profile Keyword

This procedure enables you to install a Solaris Flash archive and use the archive_location keyword at the command line rather than from a profile file. You can quickly retrieve an archive without the use of a profile file.

  1. Install the Solaris Live Upgrade SUNWlucfg, SUNWlur, and SUNWluu packages on your system. These packages must be from the release you are upgrading to. For step-by-step procedures, see To Install Solaris Live Upgrade With the pkgadd Command.

  2. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  3. Type:

    # luupgrade -f -n BE_name -s os_image_path -J 'archive_location path-to-profile'

    Specifies to upgrade an operating system from a Solaris Flash archive.

    -n BE_name

    Specifies the name of the boot environment that is to be upgraded.

    -s os_image_path

    Specifies the path name of a directory that contains an operating system image. This directory can be on an installation medium, such as a DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, or it can be an NFS or UFS directory.

    -J 'archive_location path-to-profile'

    Specifies the archive_location profile keyword and the path to the JumpStart profile. The -s option's operating system version and the Solaris Flash archive operating system version must be identical. For the keyword values, see archive_location Keyword in Solaris Express Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations.

    The boot environment is ready to be activated. See Activating a Boot Environment.

Example 5–13 Installing a Solaris Flash Archive By Using a Profile Keyword

In this example, an archive is installed on the second_disk boot environment. The -J option and the archive_location keywords are used to retrieve the archive. All files are overwritten on second_disk except shareable files. The pkgadd command adds the Solaris Live Upgrade packages from the release you are upgrading to.

# pkgadd -d /server/packages SUNWlucfg SUNWlur SUNWluu
# luupgrade -f -n second_disk \ 
-s /net/installmachine/export/solarisX/OS_image \ 
-J 'archive_location'