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Old 04-12-2012
Patching Solaris boxes with Puppet

Has anyone here done this? I'd like to discuss this subject as the patching procedures at my new company are woeful.
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Old 04-30-2012
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Old 04-30-2012
Probably not. You have to create complex external scripts, IMO. As you seem to have learned, patching is more political than practical some places.

Generally, most of the Sun/oracle sites (educational) I know use pkgadd for oneoffs, and PCA as the primary tool.
We have a lot of M4000's and our mgt forbad patching. We're commercial, all of our boxes are essentially clones and have recently been forced to override mgt. So we just looked at PCA and are trying to get it.

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Try that in lieu of Puppet. You need to look at terms of use for PCA - the only drawback.

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