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Install Solaris 10

Hi all,

Currently I wish to upgrade a server from Solaris 8 to Solaris 10.
This server cannot access to internet. and will upgrade to Solaris 10 for testing purpose.
the data before that no need to backup. =)

My question is what is the proper way to upgrade the OS version?
is it just need to boot cdrom and direct install ?

below is the current server details:
Code:
root@leo # uname -a
SunOS leo 5.8 Generic_117350-46 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V490

Code:
root@leo # df -k
Filesystem            kbytes    used   avail capacity  Mounted on
/dev/vx/dsk/bootdg/rootvol
                     116961355 11976577 103815165    11%    /
/proc                      0       0       0     0%    /proc
mnttab                     0       0       0     0%    /etc/mnttab
fd                         0       0       0     0%    /dev/fd
swap                 31232560      24 31232536     1%    /var/run
dmpfs                31232536       0 31232536     0%    /dev/vx/dmp
dmpfs                31232536       0 31232536     0%    /dev/vx/rdmp
swap                 31232864     328 31232536     1%    /tmp

Code:
root@leo # format
Searching for disks...done


AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS:
       0. c1t0d0 <SUN146G cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 848>
          /pci@9,600000/SUNW,qlc@2/fp@0,0/ssd@w21000011c6a73c58,0
       1. c1t1d0 <SEAGATE-ST314670FSUN146G-0354 cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 848>
          /pci@9,600000/SUNW,qlc@2/fp@0,0/ssd@w21000011c6a75d1b,0
       2. c2t8d1 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5567 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,1
       3. c2t8d2 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5567 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,2
       4. c2t8d3 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5567 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,3
       5. c2t8d4 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5567 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,4
       6. c2t8d5 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5567 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,5
       7. c2t8d6 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5567 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,6
       8. c2t8d7 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5567 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,7
       9. c2t8d8 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5567 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,8
      10. c2t8d30 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5566 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,1e
      11. c2t8d31 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5566 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,1f
      12. c2t8d32 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5566 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,20
      13. c2t8d33 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5566 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,21
      14. c2t8d34 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5566 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,22
      15. c2t8d35 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5566 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,23
      16. c2t8d36 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5566 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,24
      17. c2t8d37 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5566 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,25
      18. c2t8d38 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5566 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,26
      19. c2t8d39 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5567 cyl 18412 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,27
      20. c2t8d240 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5566 cyl 4 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,f0
      21. c2t8d241 <EMC-SYMMETRIX-5566 cyl 4 alt 2 hd 15 sec 64>
          /pci@8,600000/QLGC,qla@1/sd@8,f1

Code:
#device         device          mount           FS      fsck    mount   mount
#to mount       to fsck         point           type    pass    at boot options
#
#/dev/dsk/c1d0s2 /dev/rdsk/c1d0s2 /usr          ufs     1       yes     -
fd      -       /dev/fd fd      -       no      -
/proc   -       /proc   proc    -       no      -
/dev/vx/dsk/bootdg/swapvol      -       -       swap    -       no      -
/dev/vx/dsk/bootdg/rootvol      /dev/vx/rdsk/bootdg/rootvol     /       ufs
1       no      -
swap    -       /tmp    tmpfs   -       yes     -
#NOTE: volume rootvol (/) encapsulated partition c1t0d0s0
#NOTE: volume swapvol (swap) encapsulated partition c1t0d0s1

What information i need to gather before upgrade ?
Kindly advise =)

Last edited by SmartAntz; 01-25-2010 at 12:44 AM..
# 2  
  • Have a backup first (maybe using flash archive)
  • Break the OS mirror and change it to raw device. Ensure both disks are bootable by themselves.
  • Download latest Solaris 10 dvd image and burn.
  • Boot the system from ok> prompt to boot cdrom and follow through the installation process. When it prompts for the type, choose "Upgrade Install"
  • That's it.
  • Check your apps after bootup. Mine was successful.
  • If you find problem in yours, then recover it from your backup disk and use your Solaris 8Smilie
# 3  
how to check the mirror information Solaris 8?
coz when me run the metastat to check, it give me the error
Code:
root@leo # metastat
metastat: not found


Last edited by SmartAntz; 01-25-2010 at 03:03 AM..
# 4  
which metastat
or find / -name metastat -print
# 5  
Guys, on output from /etc/vfstab you can see that this server is using Veritas file system.
# 6  
Quote:
Originally Posted by brusell
Guys, on output from /etc/vfstab you can see that this server is using Veritas file system.
So what? Smilie
That's where I asking the OP to change the filesystem to raw device (to take out of VxVM control) and then do the upgrade.
If successful, he can install VxVM again and encapsulate the root disks.. Smilie
# 7  
Quote:
Originally Posted by incredible
which metastat
or find / -name metastat -print
Hmn.. the result not so good.. Smilie
Code:
root@leo # which metastat
no metastat in /usr/sbin /usr/bin /usr/ccs/bin /usr/openwin/bin /usr/dt/bin /usr/platform/SUNW,Sun-Fire-V490/sbin /opt/sun/bin /etc/vx/bin /opt/VRTS/bin /etc/vx/bin /opt/VRTSob/bin /opt/VRTSvlic/bin /opt/SUNWexplo/bin /opt/CTEact/bin
root@leo # find / -name metastat -print
root@leo #

what are the step i should do now? Smilie
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