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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)



Upgrading a System With Packages or Patches

You can use Live Upgrade to add patches and packages to a system. When you use Live Upgrade, the only downtime the system incurs is that of a reboot. You can add patches and packages to a new boot environment with the luupgrade command. When you use luupgrade command, you can also use a flash archive to install patches or packages.


Caution - When upgrading and adding and removing packages or patches, Live Upgrade requires packages or patches that comply with the SVR4 advanced packaging guidelines. While Oracle packages conform to these guidelines, Oracle cannot guarantee the conformance of packages from third-party vendors. If a package violates these guidelines, the package can cause the package-addition software during an upgrade to fail or alter the active boot environment.

For more information about packaging requirements, see Appendix C, Additional SVR4 Packaging Requirements (Reference).

Type of Installation
For More Information
Adding patches to a boot environment
Create a new boot environment and use the luupgrade command with the -t option.
Adding packages to a boot environment
Use the luupgrade command with the -p option.
Using Live Upgrade to install a flash archive
An archive contains a complete copy of a boot environment with new packages and patches already included. This copy can be installed on multiple systems.

For information about upgrading and patching limitations, see Upgrading and Patching Limitations in Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade.