20 November 2020

Solaris 11.4 SRU27 with Zones Sheet on the Dashboard

Solaris 11.4 GA was released in 08/2018. Since then Oracle published an update (SRU) each month.

We are now at SRU27 (November 2020). This new SRU contains a bunch of new features.

My favorite is the Zones Sheet where you can see how the Resource Usage of your zones is. 


Check out all the other changes on the Oracle Solaris Blog


Many details on Twitter by Alan Coopersmith

02 November 2020

Solaris 11 Upgrade on Veritas Cluster with Failover Zones

For efficient Solaris 11 upgrades on Veritas Cluster do the following

1. Disable Evacuation of the Solaris Zones

/opt/VRTSvcs/bin/hagrp -modify myzone_sg Evacuate 0

After the Solaris 11 Upgrade and reboot the Zones are not evacuated to the other Cluster Node.

2. Double check AutoStartList

Check and set the AutoStartList of your Solaris Zones Service Group to make sure
the Zones are attached to the same Node they are currently running on.

/opt/VRTSvcs/bin/hagrp -modify myzone_sg AutoStartList node1 node2

With this setup you can upgrade your first node, reboot and verify all Zones are running fine.

pkg update --be-name s11.3.36 entire@0.5.11,5.11-
init 6

If all is well with your Solaris Zones and Apps you can do the same with your second node.

And after all your nodes are upgraded you can enable Evacuation again.

/opt/VRTSvcs/bin/hagrp -modify myzone_sg Evacuate 1

Happy Upgrading ..