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Patching Best Practices for the Solaris 10 OS (With Sam the Sysadmin)

December 2009

Introduction

This Solaris 10 Patching Best Practices Course Reference Guide is a supplement to the web-based training course WS-2700-S10: Solaris 10 Patching Best Practices. The guide presents the key concepts of the course but it does not contain all the content presented in the course itself. The guide is intended to be used as a reference and refresher after having completed the online course.

For more details, see the list of contents below.

Contents

  • Module 1: Overview of Solaris 10 Patching
    • Topic 1: Solaris 10 Patching Philosophy
    • Topic 2: The Solaris 10 Patching Best Practices
    • Topic 3: What's Next for Solaris 10 Patching?
    • Topic 4: Solaris 10 Patching Resources
  • Module 2: Introduction to Solaris Live Upgrade
    • Topic 1: The Advantages of Using Solaris Live Upgrade
    • Topic 2: Steps of the Solaris Live Upgrade Process
  • Module 3: Planning for Solaris Live Upgrade
    • Topic 1: Planning System Preparation and Alternate Boot Environment Creation
    • Topic 2: Planning Upgrading/Updating, Activating, and Maintaining
  • Module 4: Installing Solaris Live Upgrade
    • Topic 1: Install the Solaris Live Upgrade Packages
    • Topic 2: Install Required Patches Needed by Solaris Live Upgrade
  • Module 5: Using Solaris Live Upgrade to Create an Alternate Boot Environment
    • Topic 1: Guidelines for Creating an Alternate UFS Boot Environment
    • Topic 2: Create an Alternate UFS Root Boot Environment
    • Topic 3: Create an Alternate Boot Environment for a ZFS Root Pool
  • Module 6: Upgrading with Solaris Live Upgrade
    • Topic 1: Upgrade an Alternate Boot Environment
    • Topic 2: Activate an Alternate Boot Environment
  • Module 7: Applying Packages and Patches to an Alternate Boot Environment
    • Topic 1: Apply Packages and Patches to an Alternate Boot Environment
    • Topic 2: Activate an Alternate Boot Environment
  • Module 8: Maintaining Solaris Live Upgrade Boot Environments
    • Topic 1: Four Keys of an Effective Maintenance Strategy
    • Topic 2: Creating a Maintenance Plan
    • Topic 3: Performing Solaris Live Upgrade Maintenance Tasks
  • Module 9: Introduction to Deferred Activation Patching
    • Topic 1: What is Deferred Activation Patching?
    • Topic 2: How Deferred Activation Patching Works
    • Topic 3: Difference Between Deferred Activation Patching and Solaris Live Upgrade
  • Module 10: Introduction to the Kernel Patch
    • Topic 1: Overview of the Kernel Patch
    • Topic 2: Overview of Kernel Patch Installation
    • Topic 3: Patch Rejuvenation and the Kernel Patch

For More Information

Here are additional resources.

Patching resources:

Oracle Solaris resources:

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