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Solaris Cluster 4.x How to Upgrade/Update/Patch Solaris Cluster Best Practices, how to use Specific SRU and Prevent OS Update (Doc ID 1950236.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 15, 2022

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition - Version 4.0 to 4.3 [Release 4.0 to 4.3]
Solaris Cluster - Version 4.0 to 4.3 [Release 4.0 to 4.3]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)


During upgrade of Solaris Cluster 4.x, the scsintall(1M) command is running "pkg update" without any specific option or argument.
If the system is configured with repositories which provide newer Solaris Operating System release all package will be updated.

In this context we make a difference between

  • "Upgrade" which means an upgrade to a higher Solaris Cluster or Solaris release.
  • and "Update"which means an update to a higher Solaris Cluster SRU or Solaris SRU release.

Depending on the situation you may use upgrade or update!


To install a specific Solaris Cluster 4.x SRU version please go to
<Document 2153214.1> Solaris Cluster 4.x How to Install Specific Solaris Cluster Version/SRU when the IPS Repository has Several Versions Available?


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In this Document
 A) The general Upgrade of Solaris Cluster or Update of Solaris Cluster SRU
 B) Prevent Solaris Operating System Upgrade during Solaris Cluster Software Upgrade
 C) Update to a specific SRUs when the repository has many/higher versions
 D) Specific dependencies between Solaris Cluster and Solaris releases

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