16 May 2022

How to Migrate from Solaris 10 to Solaris 11

Solaris 10 was released in 2005. Currently Solaris 10 is in extended Support
and Oracle is planing to provide patches till 01/2024.

Great News About Extended Support for Oracle Solaris 10 OS

There is no easy upgrade from Solaris 10 to 11 because Solaris 11
includes many new features not available in Solaris 10.

best option
At our customers we install new Solaris 11 systems or LDoms and install
the application, do the configuration and move the data from Solaris 10.

compromise option
If your application is not supported on Solaris 11 or you want to migrate
away from older hardware in short time. Then your option is Solaris 10 Branded
Zones. You can install Solaris 10 Branded Zones on a Solaris 11 server
based on a 1:1 archive from your Solaris 10 System.

Lift and Shift Guide - Migrating Workloads from Oracle Solaris 10 SPARC Systems to Oracle Solaris 10 Branded Zones

next step: sysdiff
If you already have a Solaris 10 Branded Zone, you can use the new sysdiff tool
to identify application binaries and files and convert this into a Solaris 11 ips package.
This ips package can then be deployed on a Solaris 11 Server.

sysdiff: moving Oracle Solaris 10 legacy 3rd party apps to 11.4

If you need support for such migrations just contact our experienced consultants at JomaSoft

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