[rescue] Question on upgrading Solaris 10 3/05 to latest

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Tue Oct 28 16:35:38 CDT 2008

On Oct 28, 2008, at 3:55 PM, Francois Dion wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 3:18 PM, John Lengeling
> <John.Lengeling at radisys.com> wrote:
>> I have a Solaris 10 3/05 media set that I used to load on a  
>> V100.   If I
>> install all of the recommended patches for Solaris 10, would my  
>> system
>> be effectively upgraded to the latest Solaris 10 release?     I  
>> wanted
>> to have all of the latest Solaris goodies to play with like
>> zfs/ldoms/etc.
> LDOM requires at least a T1 processor. V100 is an ultrasparc IIi (2
> and letter i) and cant do ldom. It'll do zones, but you can only have
> 2GB max on a v100, so dont go overboard with hundreds of them :)
> As for ZFS, wait a few more days for Solaris 10 U6 and update to that.
> Assuming you are set up for liveupgrade (LU), it should be not too bad
> (lu from U3 to u6, then UFS to ZFS). If not, blow the whole thing away
> and install directly as ZFS ROOT. If you have a pair of IDE disks in
> your V100, then install as ZFS mirrored root. Personally, unless I
> have no other choice (ie. I have no control over the situation), I
> always do a clean install. Takes less time than an upgrade.

You must not install much from source then.  I shudder to think how  
long compiling and configuring everything would take.

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