05-09-2014 05:23 AM
I have a customer who is upgrading a critical SFRAC cluster with global apps and has a question about the supportability of 6.1 Sol 10 with u8 base.
Our documentation states that that 6.1 is compatible with Sol 10 update 9 onward. Does this mean a Sol 10 U9 BASE build or a kernel patch that serves u9 and higher? Their current nodes are running a base Sol10 U8 build but will be patched to get to ~u11 release…but the base still remains u8…if referring to the /etc/release file. Need some clarification on this as soon as possible.
05-12-2014 09:36 PM
Can you please give more clarity on how customer is upgrading his OS from sol10u8 to u11 ? Typically when you do a OS patch upgrade /etc/release reflects the upgraded release version.
06-15-2014 11:27 PM
Please check the inline comments.
Does this mean a Sol 10 U9 BASE build or a kernel patch that serves u9 and higher?
Answer: Yes. 6.1 is supported ONLY Solaris 10 Update 9, 10, and 11 version on SPARC platform.
Principal Technical Support Engineer
06-16-2014 12:06 AM
I would not completely agree here with patching process, if you are upgrading to u11, /etc/release should get updated to u11 as well, why would base remain as u8 ?
I would suggest to possibly use a live upgrade environment to test the u8 -u11 upgrade with 6.1