How To Update your Oracle Solaris 1. Systems Using Support Repository Updatesby Glynn Foster. The steps for updating an Oracle Solaris 1. Oracle support agreement, plus how to ensure the update is successful and safe. Announced September 2010 Extended support for HPUX 11i v3 The standard support lifecycle for most operating systems HPUX, AIX, Oracle Solaris, Windows Server. We at Semper Solaris work hard to provide the highest level of customer service. Have a look at our customer testimonials who we have serviced in the past. Published March 2. Oracle Solaris 1. Image Packaging System IPS takes much of the complexity out of software administration with its ability to automatically calculate dependencies, and it merges both the package and patch management into a single administrative interface. If youd like to download software, participate in forums, and get access to other technical how to goodies in addition to content like this, become an OTN member. No spam This article steps through updating an Oracle Solaris 1. Oracle support agreement. In the process, it covers some of the basics that you should know to ensure an update goes successfully and safely. An Overview of IPSBefore we begin the process of updating a system, lets go through a quick overview of IPS. In previous releases of the Oracle Solaris platform, administrators used SVR4 packaging to install software onto a system, and then they used a different set of commands to install patches to update the system. While the end result was an updated system, it was often a very time consuming and error prone process because administrators had to do the heavy lifting themselves to research what packages should be installed, what patches and recommended patch clusters were needed, and in what order they needed to be applied. If any virtual environments were configured through the use of Oracle Solaris Zones, the task got gradually more complicated with little automation available to the administrator. More often than not, to ensure better consistency across the data center, administrators re installed systems from scratch instead of spending hours trying to patch the systems. IPS is an integrated solution that helps automate and ease the complexity of managing system software on Oracle Solaris 1. Live Upgrade Solaris 10 Update 11' title='Live Upgrade Solaris 10 Update 11' />It relies on a network centric and efficient approach with automatic software dependency checking and validation, and it builds on the foundation of Oracle Solaris ZFS as the default root file system. Using IPS, you can reliably install or replicate an exact set of software package versions across many different systems and get a much clearer understanding of any differences between the software versions installed on any given systems. More importantly, IPS establishes a much safer system upgrade using the benefits of ZFS snapshot and clone functionality, which allows you to apply changes to a clone or alternate boot environment BE so that system updates can be scheduled while the live system is running critical applications or services. When a planned maintenance window can be scheduled, you then simply reboot the system into the new BE to get up and running faster with much lower system downtime. Differences between Oracle Solaris 10 and 11 for System Administrators. The following tables summarize differences between Oracle Solaris 10 and 11 with emphasis on. In my first post on WebLogic here here, I discussed about Weblogic installation using 32 bit of JDK so How to install 64 bit WebLogic on 64 bit Operating System. TFTP or Trivial File Transfer Protocol is a file transfer protocol designed and used for its simplicity. In Solaris it has two primary uses transferring. The Solaris boot archive, introduced in Solaris 10 1008 update 6 on SPARC its in the X86 version since the 106 release, is similar to the initrd in Linux. Solaris 10 Operating System Product Library Documentation. Solaris 10 Sun Hardware Platform Guide HTML PDF Solaris Handbook for Sun Frame Buffers. If you experience any problems with the new environment, you can simply bring the system down and boot back into the older environment. IPS improves integration with Oracle Solaris Zones, allowing you to automatically update any non global zones to ensure consistency across the system. An added benefit is individual software stacks for each non global zone are independent of the global zone. Configuring the Support Repository. IPS is a network centric package management solution. Software developers, or publishers, make software available in software package repositories that can be installed using the package utilities on client systems. All new Oracle Solaris 1. Oracle Solaris 1. You can install new software packages from here, search for package content, or mirror the contents of this repository locally if there are network restrictions in the data center or simply to get improved software change control across systems in your data center. You can see what configuration a given system has using the pkg publisher command. PUBLISHERTYPESTATUSURI. In this article, we will change our default publisher to point to the Oracle Solaris 1. This repository is available only to customers who have an active Oracle support agreementmore specifically, Oracle Premier Support for Operating Systems on Oracle hardware or Oracle Solaris Premier Subscription for non Oracle hardware. Since this repository is served through HTTPS, we must first check our entitlement from Oracle, and then download a key and certificate pair so that we can access the repository. Checking the Entitlement. You can check repository entitlements, including whether they have access to the support repository, by opening up a Web browser and going to http pkg register. Figure 1. Figure 1. Home Page for Oracles IPS Package Repository. Manual De Limpieza Y Desinfeccion De Equipos De Laboratorio De Calidad more. Once there, you need to log in to the portal using your Oracle Single Sign On username and password this is usually the e mail address you would have used to access the My Oracle Support portal. This can be done by clicking the Request Certificates link. Once you have successfully logged in, you will see a list of entitlements for different IPS package repositories that you have access to. In this case, we are most interested in the Oracle Solaris 1. Support entitlement, which is shown in Figure 2. Figure 2. List of Entitlements. Downloading the Key and Certificate. The next step in the process is to download the key and certificate for the Oracle Solaris 1. Ensure Oracle Solaris 1. Support is selected, and then click the Submit to go to a screen that allows you to add additional certificate data to distinguish this key and certificate pair, as shown in Figure 3. This is an optional step that allows you to identify the key and certificate further. For our case, enter Support for Oracle Solaris 1. Comment optional field. Once the key and certificate have been created, they are available to download from the home page and our label will show up under the Comments table column towards the bottom of the screen, as shown in Figure 3. Figure 3. Optional Step for Providing Additional Data for the Key and Certificate Pair. Click the Submit button to go to a screen that provides the download links and lists some details about the certificate, including what product it applies to, when it was issued, and when it expires, as shown in Figure 4. Go ahead and download both the key and certificate. Figure 4. Downloading the Key and Certificate for Oracle Solaris 1. Supported Repository. Installing the Key and Certificate. The key and certificate download page shown in Figure 4 also provides details about how to install the key and certificate pair and how to change your repository configuration to point to the Oracle Solaris 1. These details are shown in Listing 1 for a key and certificate copied to the Desktop folder of your home directory. Listing 1. Example of Installing the Key and Certificate. DesktopOracleSolaris1. Support. key. pem varpkgssl. DesktopOracleSolaris1. Support. certificate. OracleSolaris1. Support. OracleSolaris1. Support. G http pkg. oracle. PUBLISHERTYPESTATUSURI. Performing an Update. The Oracle Solaris 1. Support Repository Updates SRUs. Each SRU is a single unit of change that you can use to update you system, but the SRU contains updates to many different packages installed and not installed on a given system. While this might represent a little less flexibility in terms of what changes can be applied to the system compared to patching in Oracle Solaris 1.