Patching Quick Links
5 Things You Must Do Before Patching
Follow the steps below to complete five essential tasks before trying to patch your Solaris system.
Need A Patch?
What's New In Patching?
New to Solaris? These videos from Sun Training provide an easy introduction to patching.
For more information, see the Sun Training Center.
BigAdmin Patch-Related Articles
There are lots of ways to find support for your Solaris system. See the support menu at the top of the page.
Register Your Gear
To automate your patching, register your gear at either:
OpenSolaris Image Packaging System
Do you want to see how future patch architecture is changing? The Image Packaging System, pkg(5), is a framework that provides for software lifecycle management such as installation, upgrade, and removal of packages.
From the architect, Stephen Hahn, a summary of how Indiana's Image Packaging System (IPS) changes patching: