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List of currently unsupported Live Upgrade (LU) configurations (Doc ID 1396382.1)

Last updated on JULY 18, 2024

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)


This document describes which Live Upgrade (LU) configurations are currently not supported.

We expect this list to change quite frequently so please check this list again before a SR is closed
as "configuration is unsupported".


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In this Document
 Configurations unsupported by Solaris Live Upgrade Software
 1. Executing lucreate in single-user mode.
 Reference Sun CR: 7076785/Bug # 15734117
(Fixed in 121430-84 -SPARC and 121431-85 - x86) 
 2. Mount point of filesystem configured inside a non-global zone is a descendant of zonepath mount point.
 Reference Sun CR: 7073468/Bug # 15732329 
 3. zfs dataset of filesystem configured inside a non-global zone is a descendant of zonepath dataset.
 Reference Sun CR: 7116952/Bug # 15758334
 4. All subdirectories of the root file system that are part of the OS image, with the exception of
/var, must be in the same dataset as the root file system.
 5. No descendant file systems allowed in /opt
 Reference : Sun CR 7153257/Bug # 15778555
(Fixed in 121430-84 - SPARC and 121431-85 - x86) 
 6. Changing the mountpoints of rpool and rpool/ROOT from default values where rpool is a zpool containing BEs.
 Reference Sun CR: 7119104/Bug # 15759701 
 7. Zones residing on top level of the dataset.
 Reference Sun CR: 6867013/Bug # 15579467 
 8. Adding filesystem to a non-global zone through /etc/vfstab.
 9. Using separate /var file system for non-global zones
 Reference Sun CR: 6813647/Bug # 15546791
 10. Creating an alternate boot environment on a SVM soft-partition.
 11. Using SVM disksets with non-global zones.
 Reference Sun CR: 7167449/Bug # 15790545 
 12. Excluding ufs/vxfs based zones with zfs root pool.
 Reference Sun CR: 7141482/Bug # 15769912
 13. Excluding zone path or filesystems embedded within the NGZ.
 14. Zones on a system with solaris clustered environment and OpsCenter:
 15. lucreate fails if the canmount property of the zfs dataset in the root hierarchy is not set to "noauto".    
 16. LU operations within the non-global zones fail.
 17. All subdirectories on NGZ zonepath that are part of the OS, must be in the same dataset as the zonepath.
 18. lucreate fails with mount issues against zones with delegated datasets
 Reference Sun CR: 7382554/Bug # 17382554
(Fixed in
121430-91 - SPARC and 121431-92 - x86)
 19. Live upgrade will consider only file systems mounted in zones using  'zonecfg> add fs'
 20. Live Upgrade fails if there is a dataset in the BE dataset, that doesn't inherit the mountpoint.

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