The notes on installation of Solaris 10 patch bundle mention "you may be required to execute some steps in single user mode".
Does anyone has experience of 3Q2012 bundle installation from remote session (telnet)?
I ask, because, I need to handle remote server, that is very problematic to gain direct access in customer premises
Thanks in advance,
Single User mode has capabilities that are even more limited than run level 1.
Among those limitations are -- no network connectivity and no logins for users other than root.
See the following page in the Solaris 10 System Administration Guide :
which can be found here:
Therefore I think your task for patching will require someone to be at the box while you do that maintenance.
If you have a system with a ILOM or system controller configured with
an IP address, OR have your serial console connected to a Network Terminal Server, yes.
I'd say a majority of systems are installed and maintained remotely these days,
and that includes patching, reboots . . .anything you don't actually NEED to be
there for (like connecting/checking cables or LEDS).
telnet will drop it's connection upon reboot.