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SFHA Solutions 6.1: Upgrading SFHA on Solaris 11 using beadm command

You can use the Symantec product installer to upgrade Storage Foundation and High Availability (SFHA) on a new boot environment on Solaris 11 systems.

On Solaris 11, you can use the beadm command to create a copy of the existing boot environment and upgrade SFHA on the new boot environment. When the boot environment (BE) is cloned using the beadm create command, all zones in that boot environment are copied into the new boot environment.

Before you use the Symantec product installer to upgrade the Storage Foundation products in the global zone, make sure that all non-global zones are in the running state. If non-global zones are in the 'configured' state, you must set the Symantec publisher inside the global zone. You also must attach the zone with –u option to upgrade the SFHA packages inside the non-global zone. Packages such as VRTSvxfs, and VRTSodm must be updated manually inside the non-global zones.

Note that the SFHA version must be at least 6.1, and Symantec requires that both global and non-global zones run the same version of Symantec products.

Upgrading SFHA on Solaris 11 involves the following:

Creating a new Solaris 11 BE on the primary boot disk

Upgrading SFHA using the installer for upgrading BE on Solaris 11

Completing the SFHA upgrade on BE on Solaris 11

Verifying Solaris 11 BE upgrade

After performing Boot Environment (BE) upgrade on the last node, all the nodes must boot from the alternate boot environment and join the cluster.

To know more about BE upgrade, see:

About ZFS Boot Environment (BE) upgrade

Symantec Storage Foundation and High Availability documentation for other releases and platforms can be found on the SORT website.

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Good info ... Thanks

Good info ... Thanks