Last updated on MAY 30, 2017
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 10 9/10 U9 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
This note is intended for users who want to deploy Solaris 10 on M7, S7, and T7 platforms.
According to the SPARC T7 Series Servers Product Notes
- Oracle Solaris 11.3 is minimum requirement or the control domain and non-virtualized configurations.
- Oracle Solaris 10 OS is supported for virtual guest domains (LDom guests) only on these platforms.
Minimum versions: Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 or Oracle Solaris 10 8/11, plus Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC Bundle *and* patches.
SPARC T7 Series Servers Product Notes
Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Mandatory Patches
This version of the OS is supported only in guest domains.
OS and Patches
- Oracle Solaris 10 8/11.
Note - Until the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC Bundle has been installed, Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 supports only 512 CPUs and 3840 Gbytes of memory.
For servers exceeding those resources, reduce the resources until the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC Bundle has been installed, or install a later version of Oracle Solaris.
- Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC Bundle.
This bundle causes the OS to operate as the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 OS, but the version number in the /etc/release file remains as Oracle Solaris 10 8/11.
- These mandatory patches:
All patches up to October 2015.
To install Oracle Solaris 10, you must patch the miniroot of the installation media with KU150400-29, or higher.
You can use the Oracle Solaris 10 JumpStart technology and finish scripts to patch the installed image.
Refer to MOS article 1501320.1 for instructions on how to patch a packed miniroot at My Oracle Support (https://myoraclesupport.com).
If you are unfamiliar with the Oracle Solaris 10 JumpStart technology, contact your support representative or Oracle Support
for documentation that describes how to configure an Oracle Solaris 11 zone as an Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 JumpStart server.
So, the minimum versions for Solaris 10 in LDom guest domains are defined as "Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 or Oracle Solaris 10 8/11, plus Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 SPARC Bundle *and* patches."
But, there are several items to consider here:
- you need a Solaris 10 *patched* miniroot that contains at least Kernel Update patch 150400-29 in order to install one of the above Solaris 10 versions
- the installed Solaris 10 versions needs to be patched with latest Solaris patches *before* it got booted the first time from disk
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