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From: Warren Belfer (belferha2mpk-mail.Eng.Sun.COM)
Date: Mon Oct 22 2001 - 20:03:30 CDT
>I am just wondering if any of you have a decent system / timetable for
>installing the latest patch clusters from Sun. They seem to be updated
>twice a month but I don't think it is necessarily possible to down all of
>our production boxes twice a month... not to mention the number of boxes
>we have... we would finish and then have to start all over again...
>does anyone have any thoughts on how they do this?
I have cron jobs on each server that mail me pkginfo -l and patchadd
-p output to a mail alias script every weekend. The receiving script
prepares a web page using patchdiag to produce a nice output of the
patch status of my machines. This makes it very easy to check their
status regularly. Knowing where you are behind can help you decide
what needs to be done and when.
The kernel jumbo patch (KJP) comes once every six-weeks and depending
on what is covered, you may not need to patch everything that often.
Frequently, you do not have to shut down the system to patch except
for the KJP.
Patchdiag identifies any missing security patches, so we almost always
install those immediately - even if we aren't using the service in
Hope this helps,