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Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
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Part I Upgrading With Live Upgrade

1.  Where to Find Oracle Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  Live Upgrade (Overview)

3.  Live Upgrade (Planning)

Live Upgrade Requirements

Live Upgrade System Requirements

Installing Live Upgrade

Required Packages

Live Upgrade Disk Space Requirements

Live Upgrade Requirements If Creating RAID-1 Volumes (Mirrors)

Upgrading a System With Packages or Patches

Guidelines for Creating File Systems With the lucreate Command

Guidelines for Selecting Slices for File Systems

Guidelines for Selecting a Slice for the root (/) File System

Guidelines for Selecting Slices for Mirrored File Systems

General Guidelines When Creating RAID-1 Volumes (Mirrored) File Systems

Guidelines for Selecting a Slice for a Swap Volume

Configuring Swap for the New Boot Environment

Failed Boot Environment Creation If Swap Is in Use

Guidelines for Selecting Slices for Shareable File Systems

Customizing a New Boot Environment's Content

Synchronizing Files Between Boot Environments

Adding Files to the /etc/lu/synclist File

Forcing a Synchronization Between Boot Environments

Booting Multiple Boot Environments

Live Upgrade Character User Interface

4.  Using Live Upgrade to Create a Boot Environment (Tasks)

5.  Upgrading With Live Upgrade (Tasks)

6.  Failure Recovery: Falling Back to the Original Boot Environment (Tasks)

7.  Maintaining Live Upgrade Boot Environments (Tasks)

8.  Upgrading the Oracle Solaris OS on a System With Non-Global Zones Installed

9.  Live Upgrade Examples

Part II Upgrading and Migrating With Live Upgrade to a ZFS Root Pool

10.  Live Upgrade and ZFS (Overview)

11.  Live Upgrade for ZFS (Planning)

12.  Creating a Boot Environment for ZFS Root Pools

13.  Live Upgrade for ZFS With Non-Global Zones Installed

Part III Appendices

A.  Live Upgrade Command Reference

B.  Troubleshooting (Tasks)

C.  Additional SVR4 Packaging Requirements (Reference)

D.  Using the Patch Analyzer When Upgrading (Tasks)



Booting Multiple Boot Environments

If your system has more than one OS installed on the system, you can boot from these boot environments for both SPARC and x86 platforms. The boot environments available for booting include Live Upgrade inactive boot environments.

On both SPARC and x86 based systems, each ZFS root pool has a dataset designated as the default root file system. If for SPARC you type the boot command or for x86 you take the default from the GRUB menu, then this default root file system is booted.

Note - If the GRUB menu has been explicitly modified to designate a default menu item other than the one set by Live Upgrade, then selecting that default menu entry might not result in the booting of the pool's default root file system.

For more information about booting and modifying the GRUB boot menu, see the following references.

To activate a boot environment with the GRUB menu
To fall back to the original boot environment with a GRUB menu
For SPARC and x86 information and step-by-step procedures for booting and modifying boot behavior
For an overview and step-by-step procedures for booting ZFS boot environments