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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)

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)

Overview of Live Upgrade Maintenance

Maintenance Activities for Boot Environments

Displaying the Status of All Boot Environments

Updating a Previously Configured Boot Environment

Canceling a Scheduled Create, Upgrade, or Copy Job

Comparing Boot Environments

Deleting an Inactive Boot Environment

Displaying the Name of the Active Boot Environment

Changing the Name of a Boot Environment

Adding or Changing a Description Associated With a Boot Environment Name

Viewing the Configuration of a Boot Environment

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)



Changing the Name of a Boot Environment

Renaming a boot environment is often useful when you upgrade the boot environment from one Oracle Solaris release to another release. For example, following an operating system upgrade, you might rename the boot environment solaris8 to solaris10.

Use the lurename command to change the inactive boot environment's name.

x86 only - Starting with the Solaris 10 1/06 release, the GRUB menu is automatically updated when you use the Rename menu or lurename command. The updated GRUB menu displays the boot environment's name in the list of boot entries. For more information about the GRUB menu, see Booting Multiple Boot Environments.

To find out how to determine the location of the GRUB menu's menu.lst file, see Chapter 13, Managing the Oracle Solaris Boot Archives (Tasks), in Oracle Solaris Administration: Basic Administration.

Note the following limitations for naming a boot environment:

The syntax of the lurename command is as follows:

# lurename -e  BE-name -n  new-name
-e BE–name

Specifies the inactive boot environment name to be changed

-n new-name

Specifies the new name of the inactive boot environment

In this example, second_disk is renamed to third_disk.

# lurename -e  second_disk  -n  third_disk