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Solaris Deferred Activation Patching (DAP)

With DAP the reboot is deferred until all patching is completed unlike non-DAP kernel patches which forced reboot before other patches can be applied.

Patching Solaris with Sun Patch Manager 2

Sun have decided to terminate (end-of-support) Patch Manager 2.0 support. You are now recommended to use Sun Update Manager instead.

Veritas File System (VxFS) Y2K Info

Y2000 Compliance requires patched version 3.2.5 or later. The patched versions are down-loadable free of charge from the following ftp sites.

Removing NIS from a Solaris system

This is a simple article providing a quick procedure to remove NIS completely from a Master Server, Slave Server, and NIS clients.

How to download EMC NetWorker cumulative hotfixes

Cumulative hotfixes are periodically issued. They combine various individual hotfixes that might have an impact on customer production environments

Solaris Software Patches

Patches are identified by unique alphanumeric strings. The patch base code, then a hyphen, and then a number that represents the patch revision number

Building a Solaris 11 IPS Server

Maintaining a copy of the Solaris distribution is a good way to ensure all your systems have access to updates and software packages.

EMC NetWorker Modules go End-of-Life

Several legacy EMC NetWorker application modules go End-of-Sale on June 30, 2011 and will no longer be available for purchase.

Avamar 7.1 Service Pack 1 Refresh

EMC today released of Avamar 7.1 SP1. This refresh is a maintenance release with critical fixes for previously reported issues

Patching Solaris 10 zones in parallel

Every sysadmin that has upgraded or patched a system running multiples zones will tell it, the upgrade was an undefinably long process.

Patching Solaris with PCA

Not only does PCA generate a list of patches and downloads them, it also resolves dependencies between patches and installs them in the correct order