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Updating to Oracle® Solaris 11.3

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Updated: October 2015
 
 

Updating a System to Oracle Solaris 11.3


Note -  The amount of time it takes to update a system is dependent on many factors, including system and network resources.

How to Update a System Running 11.1 or 11.2 to Oracle Solaris 11.3

If Oracle Solaris 11.1 or 11.2 is installed, with or without SRUs, no special steps are required to update the system.

  1. Become an administrator.

    For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.3.

  2. Update the system packages.
    • If you are using the Oracle Solaris support repository, update the system packages.

      # pkg update --accept
    • If you are using the Oracle Solaris release repository, review the update's license.

      # pkg update --license|less

      If you accept the terms, update the system packages.

      # pkg update --accept
  3. Reboot using the updated boot environment.
    # init 6

How to Update a System Running 11 11/11 with an SRU to Oracle Solaris 11.3

Some of the updates that were made to the 11 11/11 release require manual steps to complete the update process. A consequence of these changes is that you can not update your system with one command and have different steps to do to complete an update to 11.3 depending on which SRU is installed on your system.

Before You Begin

Make sure to verify which Oracle Solaris 11 SRU you have installed. For instructions, see How to Verify Which SRU a System Is Running.

  1. Become an administrator.

    For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.3.

  2. For installed SRUs earlier than SRU #10.5, update the system to SRU #10.5.

    This command creates a new boot environment which includes SRU #10.5. After this update is complete follow the instructions in step 4 to complete the update to 11.3.

    # pkg update --accept entire@0.5.11,5.11-0.175.0.10 
    # reboot
  3. For installed SRUs from #10.5 and later, update the system to 11.3.
    1. SPARC only: For each zone, remove the ldomsmanager package.

      For any SPARC based system that has one or more zones installed, you must perform an additional step. For each zone installed on the system, remove the pkg:/system/ldoms/ldomsmanager package as follows:

      # for z in `zoneadm list`; do zlogin $z pkg uninstall ldomsmanager; done
    2. Update the IPS package.
      # pkg update package/pkg

        Due to earlier bugs in some packages, it was possible to incorrectly install those packages on a system. This command removes the following bad packages, if they are installed:

      • x86: pkg:/consolidation/ldoms/ldoms-incorporation

      • SPARC:

        • pkg:/consolidation/nvidia/nvidia-incorporation

        • pkg:/driver/network/ethernet/elxl

        • pkg:/driver/network/ethernet/pcn

        • pkg:/driver/network/ethernet/dnet

        • pkg:/driver/network/ethernet/iprb

    3. Update the remaining system packages.
      # pkg update --accept
    4. Reboot using the updated boot environment.
      # init 6

How to Update a System Running 11 11/11 to Oracle Solaris 11.3 Using the Release Repository

Updating to Oracle Solaris 11.3 is a multistep process due to the requirement that certain system packages must be updated first in order to achieve a successful update for the remaining system packages.

  1. Become an administrator.

    For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.3.

  2. Review the update's license.
    # pkg update --license|less
  3. If you agree to the license terms, update the system packages.

    This command creates a new boot environment.

    # pkg update --accept

    Note -  For systems that cannot directly connect to Oracle's hosted package repositories, download the Oracle Solaris 11.1 Pre-Upgrade Repository Image. This image contains packages that you must update prior to updating to Oracle Solaris 11.3. See http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/index.htmthis page for more information. The ISO image contains a README file that describes the necessary steps for constructing the repository and updating to Oracle Solaris 11.3.
  4. Reboot using the updated boot environment.
    # reboot
  5. SPARC only: For each zone, remove the ldomsmanager package.

    For any SPARC based system that has one or more zones installed, you must perform an additional step. For each zone installed on the system, remove the pkg:/system/ldoms/ldomsmanager package as follows:

    # for z in `zoneadm list`; do zlogin $z pkg uninstall ldomsmanager; done
  6. Update the IPS package.
    # pkg update pkg:/package/pkg
  7. Review the update's license.
    # pkg update --license|less
  8. If you agree with the license terms, update the rest of the packages.
    # pkg update --accept
  9. Reboot using the updated boot environment.
    # init 6