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Consult the following table to determine how to upgrade or update an Oracle Solaris Cluster release or package in the Oracle Solaris Cluster software.
Table 11-1 Updating Oracle Solaris Cluster Software
You do not need to place the cluster in non-cluster mode before performing this upgrade because the upgrade always occurs in the new boot environment and the existing boot environment remains unchanged. You can specify a name for the new boot environment or you can use the auto-generated name. For instructions, see How to Upgrade the Software (Standard Upgrade) in Oracle Solaris Cluster Upgrade Guide.
Anytime you upgrade the Oracle Solaris Cluster software, you should also upgrade the data services and Geographic Edition software. However, if you want to upgrade the data services separately, see Overview of the Installation and Configuration Process in Oracle Solaris Cluster Data Services Planning and Administration Guide. If you want to upgrade Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition separately, see the Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition Installation Guide.
The Oracle Solaris OS is also updated to the latest release when you upgrade the Oracle Solaris Cluster software.
IPS packages were introduced with the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system. Each IPS package is described by a Fault Managed Resource Indicator (FMRI), and you use the pkg(1) commands to perform the SRU update. Alternatively, you can also use the scinstall -u command to perform an SRU update.
You might want to update a specific package to use an updated Oracle Solaris Cluster data service agent.
For example, to update a package from a specific publisher, specify the publisher name in the pkg-fmri.
# pkg update pkg-fmri
Caution - If you use the pkg update command with no pkg-fmri specified, all installed packages that have updates available are updated.
If a newer version of an installed package is available and is compatible with the rest of the image, the package is updated to that version. If the package contains binaries that have the reboot-needed flag set to true, then performing a pkg update pkg-fmri automatically creates a new boot environment and after the update you boot into the new boot environment. If the package you are updating does not contain any binaries that force a reboot, then the pkg update command updates the live image and a reboot is not necessary.
# pkg change-facet facet.version-lock.ha-cluster/data-service/weblogic=false # pkg update ha-cluster/data-service/weblogic
If you want to freeze an agent and prevent it from being updated, perform the following steps.
# pkg change-facet facet.version-lock.pkg name=false
# pkg freeze pkg name
For more information on freezing a specific agent, see Controlling Installation of Optional Components in Adding and Updating Oracle Solaris 11.1 Software Packages.
# pkg verify -v pkg-fmri
Use the procedure below to update the packages for your quorum server or Automated Installer (AI) installation server. For more information about quorum servers, see How to Install and Configure Oracle Solaris Cluster Quorum Server Software in Oracle Solaris Cluster Software Installation Guide. For more information about using the AI, see How to Install and Configure Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Cluster Software (Automated Installer) in Oracle Solaris Cluster Software Installation Guide.
# pkg update ha-cluster/*
If a newer version of the installed ha-cluster packages is available and is compatible with the rest of the image, the packages are updated to that version.
Caution - Running the pkg update command updates all ha-cluster packages installed on the system.