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How to Determine the Release and Default Kernel Version in the Solaris Operating System (Doc ID 1002239.1)

Last updated on APRIL 12, 2021

Applies to:

Solaris x64/x86 Operating System - Version 10 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Solaris Operating System - Version 10 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
All Platforms


This document provides a cross reference between the contents of the /etc/release file, the release of the Solaris Operating System (OS), the kernel patch version included in the release and the version of the corresponding SUNWsolnm package.
It also describes how to use this information to determine the Solaris OS release installed on a system or contained within a Solaris JumpStart software server image.

Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 also include newer kernel update patch rejuvenation

Solaris 10 Kernel PatchIDs Sequence

<Document 1003583.1> - Overview of Kernel Patches for the Solaris 8, 9 and 10 Operating Systems

<Document 1006717.1> - Patch Rejuvenation

For Solaris 11 release information:

Solaris 11 SRU Index Document 1372094.1

Solaris 11.1 SRU Index Document 1501435.1

Solaris 11.2 SRU Index Document 1672221.1

Solaris 11.3 SRU Index Document 2045311.1


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