last updated on 2013-01-08

Welcome to the Patching Documentation Center

This page provides the latest information on patching. See the How To and Resources tabs for all our patching documentation for Solaris users with various levels of patching experience.

Patching Quick Links


Steps You Should Perform Before Patching

Follow the steps below to complete five essential tasks before trying to patch your Solaris system.

Need A Patch?

Find specific patches on My Oracle Support. The Sun Patch Page provides all the patches for your specific system configuration.

What's New In Patching?


Training Materials



For more information, see the Oracle Solaris Training

BigAdmin Patch-Related Articles

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Oracle Solaris 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: