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Transitioning From Oracle® Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11.3

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Updated: December 2018

Oracle Solaris 10 Branded Zones Preparation

    Prepare for migrating a Oracle Solaris 10 OS instance or zone to your Oracle Solaris 11 system as follows:

  • Confirm that your Oracle Solaris 10 instance or zone is running at least the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 release, which is the minimum OS requirement. The root file system can be UFS or ZFS.

  • Confirm that your Oracle Solaris 10 instance or zone is the same platform as the system migration target. You can only migrate a SPARC instance to a SPARC system and an x86 instance to an x86 based system.

  • Download and run the /usr/sbin/zonep2vchk script on the Oracle Solaris 10 system to determine if any issues would prevent the Oracle Solaris 10 zone or instance from running successfully on the Oracle Solaris 11 system.

    On an Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 system, the /usr/sbin/zonep2vchk utility is included in the release. For a system running an older Oracle Solaris 10 release, download the unbundled package from Oracle Technology Network:


    Keep in mind that this script is only for system migration purposes.

  • Enable the Oracle Solaris 10 package and patch tools.

      To use the Oracle Solaris 10 package and patch tools in your Oracle Solaris 10 zones, install the following patches on your source Oracle Solaris 10 system before the image is created:

    • 119254-75, 119534-24, 140914-02 (SPARC platforms)

    • 119255-75, 119535-24 and 140915-02 (x86 platforms)

    Note -  The physical to virtual (P2V) process works without the patches, but the package and patch tools do not work properly within the Oracle Solaris 10 zones unless these patches are installed.