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Updating packages independently of the quarterly maintenance update (QFSDP) on SuperCluster (Doc ID 2601735.1)

Last updated on APRIL 23, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle SuperCluster M8 Hardware
Oracle SuperCluster M7 Hardware
Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 Hardware
Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Hardware
SPARC SuperCluster T4-4
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Generally, software maintenance (patching) of the Solaris OS on SuperCluster is exclusively managed through the Quarterly Full Stack Download Patch (QFSDP). This document describes when and how you can update some individual Solaris packages independently of the QFSDP on SuperCluster


This document applies only to SuperCluster systems and is intended to be used by anyone responsible for patching Solaris on SuperCluster. Basic knowledge of SuperCluster and the Solaris Image Packaging System (IPS) is necessary.


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In this Document
 1. Download the latest Solaris 11.4 SRU or Solaris 11.3 LSU into a temporary location on the SuperCluster
 2. Update Java
 3. Update timezone package
 4. Reestablish the version constraints when the system is updated to a later SRU

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