For businesses looking for more details on how to upgrade to the Solaris 10 5/09 Release, be sure to check out Sun's full Installation Guide and Checklist. The Checklist for Upgrading is for quick reference and covers everything from "Information for Upgrade" to "Description or Example" to "Question and Answer – Defaults."
The Checklist should be used to help gather the information needed for upgrading to Solaris 10 to the 5/09 release. The Checklist is all-conclusive and some information may not apply to every system; thus, users only need to gather the information that applies to their individual system.
The installation program will automatically provide the information for users based on their current system configuration, if the network is used to make the upgrade.
Keep in mind that the basic system identification, such as host name or IP address cannot be changed. When the installation program prompts for basic system identification, the original values must be entered. When using the Solaris installation program to upgrade, users can cause the upgrade to fail if they attempt to change any of the values.
For more detailed information, system administrators responsible for installing the Solaris OS can download for free the 124-page PDF version of the guide. The full installation guide provides information that addresses both basic and advanced Solaris installations. Advanced installations would include information for those who manage multiple Solaris machines in a networked environment. Basic installations would provide information for those who perform infrequent Solaris installations or upgrades.
According to the Solaris 10 5/09 Installation Guide, "This book describes planning your installation or upgrade with the Solaris Operating System (OS) on both networked and non-networked SPARC and x86 architecture based systems. This book also provides overviews of several technologies that relate to installation such as Solaris ZFS installations, Solaris Zones partitioning technology, booting, and the creation of RAID-1 volumes during installation."
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