Sun xVM Ops Center and Sun Connection provide patch management and automation.
Sun Ops Center - Next GenerationSun xVM Ops Center is Sun's premier patch management tool. Sun xVM Ops Center provides patch management to enterprise customers for systems running Solaris 8-10 and Linux operating systems. Sun xVM Ops Center also provides OS and firmware provisioning, inventory, registration, and system management.
Sun ConnectionSun Connection Enterprise is now a component of Sun xVM Ops Center.
Single System ManagementYou can manage updates on a single system locally by using the Update Manager.
Free Patch Tool - Patch Check Advance (PCA)Patch Check Advance (PCA) generates lists of installed and missing patches for Solaris systems and optionally downloads patches. PCA is a free, third-party tool created and maintained by Martin Paul.
Patch Manager 2.0 is no longer available. Solaris 8 and 9 OS users should upgrade to Update Manager or Sun xVM Ops Center.
A Patch Corner blog entry describes how to use the new PatchFinder tool available on SunSolve. The new PatchFinder tool uses Sun's internal Patch Metadata Web Services to provide a richer search experience.