Minimum Requirements for Solaris 10 in Guest LDoms on M7, S7, and T7 Platforms (Doc ID 2271384.1)

Last updated on MAY 30, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 9/10 U9 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Goal

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

 

SPARC T7 Series Servers Product Notes

Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Mandatory Patches
This version of the OS is supported only in guest domains.

Installation Order

OS and Patches

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. These mandatory patches:
    All patches up to October 2015.
    KU150400-29.

    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:

 

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