Solaris cluster patching OOTB is not supported
But you can write custom scripts to achieve that . hope bill had already
referred in previous note as well on this .
Can you clarify what you mean by 'solaris cluster' ?
if you are talking about patching w/ a solaris patch cluster there are two ways:
1 - there is a 'solaris patch cluster' object in the depot - you can create a new object of that type, and upload a cluster zip that you got from oracle.
2 - you can create a patch catalog based on a cluster: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/public/bsa83/Patch+catalog+-+Solaris+Catalog
If you are talking about using Live Upgrade and the ABE on a single system, that is also supported.
you can configure the patching job to either drop to sum or reboot into sum and deploy all patches (imo it would make more sense to use lu though)
as far as patching multiple nodes in a cluster in sequence we don't have anything out of box to handle this right now. to patch a cluster you'd have to take a few actions:
1 - identify all nodes in the cluster
2 - determine if the current node is active, if so, fail it over
3 - run the patch
4 - perform any actions to re-enable it in the cluster.
after you identify the cluster members we can set a property on them, then you can use some scripting in bsa to patch the servers in sequence.
here is the scenario
I have 2 servers in SUN cluster environment & root file system is ZFS ,One node will always be in active state and other node will be at passive stated or inactive state.
So when i deploy patched in SUM mode ,it will rin init S command to make the system to Single user mode then start deploying patches,after then it will run inist 3 to make the system to multi user mode so will this work for above environment ?
1) Is there any humen inteverntion required while changing the server from SUM mode or Multi user mode?
2) if not then it should patch the server?right
do you have to use sum here? is there a reason you can't use live upgrade ?
if you set the option on the job 'reboot into sum' (something like that) then bsa will handle doing the reboot into sum, doing the patch install and then booting back to multi-user.
Yes bill,we have to deploy patches only in SUM mode ,
We can n't use LU it will be taken care by solaris team for switching the node.
so i hope if we don patching then server should come back after applying patches in SUM mode ...
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You should of course test this to understand how it works, but yes, the box will boot into sum, apply patches and then come back up.
The above scenario works fine....in my env