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Updating Your Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.4 Environment

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Updated: March 2019

Installing an SRU

An SRU update installs specific Oracle Solaris Cluster packages to different SRU levels. You can follow procedures for a version update to install an SRU, or use one of the pkg commands to update Image Packaging System (IPS) packages in a Support Repository Update (SRU).

Note -  Installing an Oracle Solaris Cluster Core SRU by using the pkg command does not provide the same result as updating the software to another Oracle Solaris Cluster version by using the scinstall command. The scinstall command performs additional cluster checks to ensure that the cluster will meet certain support requirements of the new software version.

SRUs are generally released regularly and contain updated packages and defect fixes. The repository contains all IPS packages and the updated packages. Running the pkg update command updates both the Oracle Solaris operating system and the Oracle Solaris Cluster software to compatible versions. After you perform this update, you might need to reboot the cluster. For instructions, see How to Update a Specific Package or SRU (pkg).

You must be a registered My Oracle Support user to view and download the required software updates for the Oracle Solaris Cluster product. If you do not have a My Oracle Support account, contact your Oracle service representative or sales engineer, or register online at http://support.oracle.com. For information about firmware updates, see your hardware documentation.

Note -  Read the software update README before applying or removing any update.

Information for using the Oracle Solaris package management utility, pkg, is provided in Chapter 3, Installing and Updating Software Packages in Updating Systems and Adding Software in Oracle Solaris 11.4.