Upgrading the Solaris OS only

Article:HOWTO19814  |  Created: 2009-01-29  |  Updated: 2011-05-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO19814
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Upgrading the Solaris OS only

If you are running Storage Foundation 5.0, 5.0MP1, or 5.0MP3 with an earlier release of the Solaris operating system, you can upgrade the Solaris operating system using the following procedure.

Warning:
You should only use this procedure to upgrade the Solaris operating system if you are running Storage Foundation 5.0, 5.0MP1, or 5.0MP3.

The directory /opt must exist, be writable, and must not be a symbolic link. This is because the volumes not temporarily converted by the upgrade_start are unavailable during the upgrade process. If you have a symbolic link from /opt to one of the unconverted volumes, the symbolic link will not function during the upgrade and items in /opt will not be installed.

To upgrade the Solaris operating system only

  1. Bring the system down to single-user mode using the following command:

    # init S

    You must mount /opt manually if /opt is on its own partition.

  2. Load and mount the software disc from the currently installed version of Storage Foundation.

    See Mounting a software disc.

  3. Change directory:

    # cd /mount_point/volume_manager/scripts
  4. Run the upgrade_start with the -check argument to detect any problems that exist which could prevent a successful upgrade. Use the upgrade_start script that was supplied with the currently installed SF release. If this command reports success, you can proceed with running the upgrade_start script, but if it reports errors, correct the problem(s) and rerun upgrade_start -check.

    # ./upgrade_start -check
  5. Run the upgrade_start script so that the system can come up with partitions. The upgrade_start script searches for volumes containing file systems, and if any are found, converts them to partitions:

    # ./upgrade_start
  6. Bring the system down to run level 0.

    # init 0
  7. Upgrade the operating system to Solaris 8, 9 or 10.

    You should boot up the system from run level 0 depending on the Solaris upgrade procedure that you want to follow. Refer to the Solaris installation documentation for instructions on how to upgrade the Solaris operating system.

  8. After installing the Solaris operating system, install any Solaris patches required by Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0, 5.0MP1, or 5.0MP3.

    See the Veritas Storage Foundation Release Notes.

  9. After the system is up with the upgraded Solaris operating system, bring the system down to single-user mode by entering:

    # init S
  10. Ensure that /opt is mounted.

  11. Load and mount the software disc from the currently installed version of Storage Foundation.

    See Mounting a software disc.

  12. If you upgraded to Solaris 9 or 10, you must reinstall certain Storage Foundation packages and patches in order to support Solaris 10 functionality.

    For Storage Foundation, you must reinstall the VRTSvxvm, and VRTSvxfs packages.

    For Storage Foundation HA, you must reinstall the VRTSvxvm, VRTSvxfs and VRTSvcsag packages.

    To reinstall the required packages, follow the steps below:

    • Remove the existing packages:

      For Storage Foundation:

      # pkgrm VRTSvxvm VRTSvxfs

      For Storage Foundation HA:

      # pkgrm VRTSvxvm VRTSvxfs VRTSgab VRTSllt VRTSvxfen
    • Change to the directory containing the Storage Foundation packages.

      # cd /mount_point/storage_foundation/pkgs
    • Uncompress the necessary files. For example, uncompress VRTSvxvm.tar.gx, uncompress VRTSvxfs.tar.gz .

    • Install the 5.0 packages with the pkgadd command.

      For Storage Foundation:

      # pkgadd VRTSvxvm VRTSvxfs

      For Storage Foundation HA:

      # pkgadd VRTSvxvm VRTSvxfs VRTSllt VRTSgab VRTSvxfen
    • Run the following command to obtain a list of patches corresponding to the packages:

      # ./installsf -requiredpkgs
    • Use patchadd to apply the Solaris 10 patches that correspond to the packages reinstalled in the previous steps.

      For Storage Foundation on Solaris 10, apply the following patches:

      # patchadd 123202-xx
      
      # patchadd 122058-xx

      For Storage Foundation HA on Solaris 10, apply the following patches:

      # patchadd 123209-xx
      
      # patchadd 123210-xx
      
      # patchadd 123211-xx
      
      # patchadd 123202-xx
      
      # patchadd 122058-xx
  13. Complete the upgrade from the software disc from the currently installed version of Storage Foundation by entering:

    # ./upgrade_finish
  14. Perform the reconfiguration reboot:

    # reboot -- -r

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