System Must Be Registered as User-based Rather than S/N-based August 31, 2011,
Volume 162, Issue 5
With the built-in Solaris 10 patch automation utility, 'smpatch' / Update Manager users can once again download patches for products such as Oracle Solaris Cluster and Oracle Solaris Studio, as well as Oracle Solaris Operating System patches. In addition, one can also use 'smpatch' / Update Manager on 3rd party hardware. Systems must be registered or re-registered but users then can employ the steps outlined in the registration process to effectively switch 'smpatch' / Update Manager from using hardware-serial-number-based access entitlement to user based access entitlement, similar to the access entitlement mechanism used when downloading patches via 'wget' or manually via My Oracle Support (MOS). The patches required to provide this functionality are listed at the link above.