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Updated: November 2017
 
 

Mandatory Oracle Solaris 10 OS Patches

If you choose to install the Oracle Solaris 10 OS in a guest domain, you must also install additional patches and in some cases, a patch bundle.

Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Mandatory Patches

A supported version of the OS is only supported in guest domains.

Installation Order
OS and Patches
1
Oracle Solaris 10 1/13.
2
These mandatory patches:
  • All patches up to October 2015 or later.

  • KU150400-29.

To install Oracle Solaris 10 1/13, you must use an image with the miniroot patched with KU150400-29, or higher.
The correct image is provided in MOS patch 26032848. This image contains the original Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 software, and a miniroot image which includes kernel patch 150400-48. Downloading and using this image enables the installation of Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 on guest domains via jumpstart without the need to manually patch the packed miniroot.
(optional) If, for some reason, you do not want to use the image provided in the MOS patch, you can use the prior method to manually patch the packed miniroot. You must also use this method to patch versions of Oracle Solaris older than Oracle Solaris 10 1/13. Refer to MOS article 1501320.1 for instructions on how to patch a packed miniroot at My Oracle Support (https://myoraclesupport.com).
You can use the Oracle Solaris 10 JumpStart technology and finish scripts to patch the installed image.
If you are unfamiliar with the Oracle Solaris 10 JumpStart technology, contact your support representative or Oracle Support for documentation that describes how to configure an Oracle Solaris 11 zone as an Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 JumpStart server.

Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Mandatory Patches

This version of the OS is supported only in guest domains.

Installation Order
OS and Patches
1
Oracle Solaris 10 8/11.

Note -  Until the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC Bundle has been installed, Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 supports only 512 CPUs and 3840 Gbytes of memory. For servers exceeding those resources, reduce the resources until the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC Bundle has been installed, or install a later version of Oracle Solaris.

2
Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC Bundle.
This bundle causes the OS to operate as the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 OS, but the version number in the /etc/release file remains as Oracle Solaris 10 8/11.
3
These mandatory patches:
  • All patches up to October 2015.

  • KU150400-29.

To install Oracle Solaris 10, you must patch the miniroot of the installation media with KU150400-29, or higher. You can use the Oracle Solaris 10 JumpStart technology and finish scripts to patch the installed image. Refer to MOS article 1501320.1 for instructions on how to patch a packed miniroot at My Oracle Support (https://myoraclesupport.com).
If you are unfamiliar with the Oracle Solaris 10 JumpStart technology, contact your support representative or Oracle Support for documentation that describes how to configure an Oracle Solaris 11 zone as an Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 JumpStart server.

Note -  Until the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC Bundle is installed, you might encounter these bugs—15712380, 15704520, 15665037. The first two bugs are resolved when the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC bundle is installed. These bugs do not impact the patch installations.

Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Mandatory Patches

This version of the OS is supported only in guest domains.

Installation Order
OS, Patches, and Packages
1
Oracle Solaris 10 9/10

Note -  Until the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC Bundle has been installed, Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 only supports 512 CPUs and 1023 GBytes of memory. For servers exceeding those resources, reduce the resources until the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC Bundle has been installed, or install a later version of Oracle Solaris.

2
Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC Bundle.
This bundle causes the OS to operate as the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 OS, but the version number in the /etc/release file remains as Oracle Solaris 10 9/10.
3
These mandatory patches:
  • All patches up to October 2015.

  • KU150400-29.

To install Oracle Solaris 10, you must patch the miniroot of the installation media with KU150400-29, or higher. You can use the Oracle Solaris 10 JumpStart technology and finish scripts to patch the installed image. Refer to MOS article 1501320.1 for instructions on how to patch a packed miniroot at My Oracle Support (https://myoraclesupport.com).
If you are unfamiliar with the Oracle Solaris 10 JumpStart technology, contact your support representative or Oracle Support for documentation that describes how to configure an Oracle Solaris 11 zone as an Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 JumpStart server.
4
Use the pkgadd command to install the SUNWust1 and SUNWust2 packages.

Note -  Until the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC Bundle is installed, you might encounter these bugs—15712380, 15704520, 15665037. The first two bugs are resolved when the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC Bundle is installed. These bugs do not impact the patch installations.