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    No upgrade option present from Solaris 10u5 to Solaris 10u9 / 10u10

    723094
      Currently we have Solaris 10u5. We would like to upgrade to Solaris 10u10 however when we go to boot the DVD, and start going threw it, we do not get an option to Upgrade. We've tried both U9 and U10.

      This is a standard (not live upgrade) upgrade we want to accomplish.

      Thanks for your time.

      I saw this article

      The upgrade option is not presented even though there is a version of Solaris software that's upgradable on the system.

      Cause:
      Reason 1: The /var/sadm directory is a symlink or it is mounted from another file system.

      Solution:
      Reason 1: Move the /var/sadm directory into the root (/) or /var file system. *(This is in /VAR)*

      Cause:
      Reason 2: The /var/sadm/softinfo/INST_RELEASE file is missing. *(This exists)*

      Solution:
      Reason 2: Create a new INST_RELEASE file by using the following template: *(This exists)*

      OS=Solaris
      VERSION=x
      REV=0
      x
      Is the version of Solaris software on the system

      Not sure what this means
      Cause:
      Reason 3: SUNWusr is missing from /var/sadm/softinfo.

      Solution:
      Solution 3: You need to do an initial installation. The Solaris software is not upgradable.

      Thank you again

      Mel
        • 1. Re: No upgrade option present from Solaris 10u5 to Solaris 10u9 / 10u10
          bobthesungeek76036
          Try editing your /etc/vfstab file and comment out all non-OS filesystems. I have found that if it cannot mount all filesystems in the vfstab, it will fail the upgrade test.
          • 2. Re: No upgrade option present from Solaris 10u5 to Solaris 10u9 / 10u10
            723094
            Sadly, this did not work :-(. Any other suggestions? Here is what my current /etc/vfstab looks like


            #device device mount FS fsck mount mount
            #to mount to fsck point type pass at boot options
            #
            fd - /dev/fd fd - no -
            /proc - /proc proc - no -
            /dev/dsk/c6t20000011C63FE713d0s1 - - swap - no -
            /dev/dsk/c6t20000011C63FE713d0s0 /dev/rdsk/c6t20000011C63FE713d0s0 / ufs 1 no -
            /dev/dsk/c6t20000011C63FE713d0s3 /dev/rdsk/c6t20000011C63FE713d0s3 /usr ufs 1 no -
            /dev/dsk/c6t20000011C63FE713d0s4 /dev/rdsk/c6t20000011C63FE713d0s4 /var ufs 1 no -
            #/dev/dsk/c6t20000011C63FE713d0s6 /dev/rdsk/c6t20000011C63FE713d0s6 /export ufs 2 yes -
            #/dev/dsk/c6t20000011C63FE713d0s5 /dev/rdsk/c6t20000011C63FE713d0s5 /opt ufs 2 yes -
            /devices - /devices devfs - no -
            ctfs - /system/contract ctfs - no -
            objfs - /system/object objfs - no -
            swap - /tmp tmpfs - yes -
            #/dev/dsk/c6t600A0B800029E1D6000003F446A0C1B8d0s0 /dev/rdsk/c6t600A0B800029E1D6000003F446A0C1B8d0s0 /u01 ufs 2 yes -
            #/dev/dsk/c6t600A0B800029E1D6000003F446A0C1B8d0s1 /dev/rdsk/c6t600A0B800029E1D6000003F446A0C1B8d0s1 /u02 ufs 2 yes -
            #/dev/dsk/c6t600A0B800029E1D6000003F446A0C1B8d0s2 /dev/rdsk/c6t600A0B800029E1D6000003F446A0C1B8d0s2 /u03 ufs 2 yes -
            #/dev/dsk/c6t600A0B800074F6C1000003504D8C6524d0s2 /dev/rdsk/c6t600A0B800074F6C1000003504D8C6524d0s2 /u01 ufs 2 yes -
            #/dev/dsk/c6t600A0B800074F6C1000003524D8C656Bd0s2 /dev/rdsk/c6t600A0B800074F6C1000003524D8C656Bd0s2 /u02 ufs 2 yes -
            #/dev/dsk/c6t600A0B800075F200000003864D8C6521d0s2 /dev/rdsk/c6t600A0B800075F200000003864D8C6521d0s2 /u03 ufs 2 yes -
            sharefs - /etc/dfs/sharetab sharefs - no -
            • 3. Re: No upgrade option present from Solaris 10u5 to Solaris 10u9 / 10u10
              bobthesungeek76036
              Uh oh. You are booting off of SAN storage? What kind of disks are you booting off of?
              • 4. Re: No upgrade option present from Solaris 10u5 to Solaris 10u9 / 10u10
                723094
                I believe we have a Sun StorEdge T3 and that's what the disks are running on.

                As far as what kind of disks we are booting off, I'm not sure what your question is by that? What do you mean?

                Thanks for all your help. I owe you big time.

                Edit: I don't know if this will help but this is what happens when it boots

                Rebooting with command: boot
                Boot device: /pci@9,600000/SUNW,qlc@2/fp@0,0/disk@w21000011c63fe713,0:a File and args:
                SunOS Release 5.10 Version Generic_147440-12 64-bit
                Copyright (c) 1983, 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

                Not sure if that's helpful.

                Edited by: melman101 on May 9, 2012 3:38 PM
                • 5. Re: No upgrade option present from Solaris 10u5 to Solaris 10u9 / 10u10
                  bobthesungeek76036
                  In order to upgrade your OS, it needs to be able to mount the OS drives when it boots off the DVD. An experiment would be to boot single-user off the DVD and try to mount one of the OS slices using the device in your vfstab.
                  • 6. Re: No upgrade option present from Solaris 10u5 to Solaris 10u9 / 10u10
                    723094
                    Nope I don't see it.

                    I made a /a directory and tried to mount. Couldn't find device /dev/dsk/c6t20000011C63FE713d0s0

                    In /dev/dsk I only see


                    # cd dsk
                    # ls
                    c0t0d0s0 c1t203700A0B875F200d1s6 c2t203600A0B875F200d1s4
                    c0t0d0s1 c1t203700A0B875F200d1s7 c2t203600A0B875F200d1s5
                    c0t0d0s2 c1t203700A0B875F200d2s0 c2t203600A0B875F200d1s6
                    c0t0d0s3 c1t203700A0B875F200d2s1 c2t203600A0B875F200d1s7
                    c0t0d0s4 c1t203700A0B875F200d2s2 c2t203600A0B875F200d2s0
                    c0t0d0s5 c1t203700A0B875F200d2s3 c2t203600A0B875F200d2s1
                    c0t0d0s6 c1t203700A0B875F200d2s4 c2t203600A0B875F200d2s2
                    c0t0d0s7 c1t203700A0B875F200d2s5 c2t203600A0B875F200d2s3
                    c1t203700A0B875F200d0s0 c1t203700A0B875F200d2s6 c2t203600A0B875F200d2s4
                    c1t203700A0B875F200d0s1 c1t203700A0B875F200d2s7 c2t203600A0B875F200d2s5
                    c1t203700A0B875F200d0s2 c2t203600A0B875F200d0s0 c2t203600A0B875F200d2s6
                    c1t203700A0B875F200d0s3 c2t203600A0B875F200d0s1 c2t203600A0B875F200d2s7
                    c1t203700A0B875F200d0s4 c2t203600A0B875F200d0s2 c3t0d0s0
                    c1t203700A0B875F200d0s5 c2t203600A0B875F200d0s3 c3t0d0s1
                    c1t203700A0B875F200d0s6 c2t203600A0B875F200d0s4 c3t0d0s2
                    c1t203700A0B875F200d0s7 c2t203600A0B875F200d0s5 c3t0d0s3
                    c1t203700A0B875F200d1s0 c2t203600A0B875F200d0s6 c3t0d0s4
                    c1t203700A0B875F200d1s1 c2t203600A0B875F200d0s7 c3t0d0s5
                    c1t203700A0B875F200d1s2 c2t203600A0B875F200d1s0 c3t0d0s6
                    c1t203700A0B875F200d1s3 c2t203600A0B875F200d1s1 c3t0d0s7
                    c1t203700A0B875F200d1s4 c2t203600A0B875F200d1s2
                    c1t203700A0B875F200d1s5 c2t203600A0B875F200d1s3
                    • 7. Re: No upgrade option present from Solaris 10u5 to Solaris 10u9 / 10u10
                      723094
                      Actually it's an IBM DS3400.

                      Mel
                      • 8. Re: No upgrade option present from Solaris 10u5 to Solaris 10u9 / 10u10
                        723094
                        Ok so we unplugged the Storage Array. It is booting of the local disk which is good.

                        However, still no upgrade option but I have been able to mount the local disk to /a.

                        Any ideas?
                        • 9. Re: No upgrade option present from Solaris 10u5 to Solaris 10u9 / 10u10
                          bobthesungeek76036
                          Unfortunately, your OS is on your storage array and the device tree is different when you boot off DVD vs normal. Do you have internal drives in your system? Maybe you could use liveupgrade to migrate your OS to an internal drive and upgrade that way? That's the only advice I can give you at this point...
                          • 10. Re: No upgrade option present from Solaris 10u5 to Solaris 10u9 / 10u10
                            723094
                            No I think the OS is on the local disk cause when we unplugged the array, we can still boot normally.

                            Also, we can mount it off the DVD, but the device tree is different I guess.

                            Any other suggestions

                            Mel

                            Edited by: melman101 on May 10, 2012 10:40 AM
                            • 11. Re: No upgrade option present from Solaris 10u5 to Solaris 10u9 / 10u10
                              bobthesungeek76036
                              Wow those paths that are in your vfstab don't look like internal disks in a v440. When you boot with the IBM array disconnected does your vfstab look any different? What does "luxadm display all" show?

                              Edit- I just realized we haven't discussed what kind of hardware it is. Somehow I thought it was a v440 but obviously it is not. What is the hardware involved here?

                              Edited by: bobthesungeek76036 on May 10, 2012 12:46 PM
                              • 12. Re: No upgrade option present from Solaris 10u5 to Solaris 10u9 / 10u10
                                723094
                                We have a Sun v490.

                                When we unplug the IBM array, we can boot still boot. Our /etc/vfstab looks the same.

                                Our df -h looks the same


                                bash-3.00# df -h
                                Filesystem size used avail capacity Mounted on
                                /dev/dsk/c6t20000011C63FE713d0s0
                                15G 578M 15G 4% /


                                bash-3.00# luxadm display all

                                Error: Invalid pathname (all)

                                bash-3.00# luxadm display /dev/rdsk/c6t20000011C63FE713d0s0

                                DEVICE PROPERTIES for disk: /dev/rdsk/c6t20000011C63FE713d0s0
                                Status(Port A): O.K.
                                Vendor: SEAGATE
                                Product ID: ST3146807FC
                                WWN(Node): 20000011c63fe713
                                WWN(Port A): 21000011c63fe713
                                Revision: 0006
                                Serial Num: 3HYX1MVQ00007429Q8ND
                                Unformatted capacity: 140014.406 MBytes
                                Write Cache: Enabled
                                Read Cache: Enabled
                                Minimum prefetch: 0x0
                                Maximum prefetch: 0xffff
                                Device Type: Disk device
                                Path(s):
                                /dev/rdsk/c6t20000011C63FE713d0s2
                                /devices/scsi_vhci/ssd@g20000011c63fe713:c,raw
                                Controller /devices/pci@9,600000/SUNW,qlc@2/fp@0,0
                                Device Address 21000011c63fe713,0
                                Host controller port WWN 210000144f4ae1f0
                                Class primary
                                State ONLINE
                                • 13. Re: No upgrade option present from Solaris 10u5 to Solaris 10u9 / 10u10
                                  bobthesungeek76036
                                  Ahhhh! The dreaded V490. Now I know what is going on here. For some reason, your internal drive got Ledville-style names (they are FC disks). Meaining c6t20000011C63FE713d0s0 booting from disk is equal to c3t0d0s0 when booting from DVD. I bet if you boot off the DVD single-user and mount /dev/dsk/c3t0d0s0 to /mnt (it might be c1t0d0s0 if you have the external array pulled) you will see your OS root partition. At that point, you could probably edit the vfstab file (make a backup!) and make the devices match the DVD-booted names. Then start the installer and I bet the upgrade option will show up.
                                  • 14. Re: No upgrade option present from Solaris 10u5 to Solaris 10u9 / 10u10
                                    723094
                                    Bob,
                                    You are a genius!!! This worked! It's currently upgrading now :-).

                                    Thank you so much for all your help. I really appreciate it.

                                    I can't thank you enough. I owe you.

                                    Mel
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