HowTo (re)-register a Solaris system with sconadm without Serialnumber, to download/install patches with smpatch (Doc ID 1347266.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 9/10 U9 [Release 10.0]
Solaris x64/x86 Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 9/10 U9 [Release 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Before using smpatch or updatemanager on a Solaris system, the system has to be registered with sconadm.
This HowTo will explain the current process how to do that for newly installed Solaris systems, on Oracle HW and on Non-Oracle HW, on Virtual Machines or howto re-register a previously registered system to have all entitlements set correctly.

Previously a Serialnumber was needed to do that.
Now the Serialnumber is not needed anymore.

Solution

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