4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 26, 2010 3:15 PM by wrobbins2 RSS

    installing 9_Recommended patchcluster

    807559
      Hi,

      i am planning to install 9_Recommended patchcluster.

      any recomendation before doing that ?

      i placed patches to /var/spool/patch directory , i will launch installer from there

      which files should i backup ?

      also some patches say use boot -r after install some of them just boot

      so boot -r is ok for all after all cluster completed ?

      Edited by: sunField on Jul 1, 2010 7:52 AM
        • 1. Re: installing 9_Recommended patchcluster
          wrobbins2
          Recommended patch cluster is usually straightforward

          You should always backup data files, just in case
          (in worst-case scenerio reload OS, install apps, then restore data)

          Sun recommends booting to single-user mode (+init S+)
          run install_cluster
          after it's done, just do init 6
          • 2. Re: installing 9_Recommended patchcluster
            807559
            1. Reboot the server once before starting the patching activty. This ensures that the server did not have any issue before the patching.

            2. If you have configured mirror for the OS disk. Then break to the mirror. Test booting the server from each disk separately. This ensure a fallback plan.

            3. Boot one of the disk to single user mode and start the install script.

            4. Reboot the server once patching completed. Check the server to confirm that things were same as before.

            5. You may now sync the mirror.


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            I have never did 'boot -r' while applying patch_cluster. But, while applying individal specific patch, I strictly follow the instructions given in the readme file.      

            There are no specific file list that needs to copied to restore normalcy.
            • 3. Re: installing 9_Recommended patchcluster
              807559
              is it necessary to reboot???
              • 4. Re: installing 9_Recommended patchcluster
                wrobbins2
                Step 4) THE MACHINE SHOULD BE REBOOTED FOR ALL PATCHES TO TAKE EFFECT!!

                (from the README file)