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Boot Disk Management: A Guide for the Solaris™ Operating Environment by David Deeths, John S. Howard

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Managing Patches

Effectively managing the patches installed on a system is essential to minimizing system downtime. Unfortunately, for system administrators responsible for a large number of systems, patch management may become a time-consuming task.

Sun patches are identified by a six-digit number followed by a hyphen and a two-digit patch revision number. While not all patches fall under these categories, Sun software patches are typically classified as follows:

  • Recommended– patches that Sun strongly recommends be installed.

  • Security– patches designed to implement enhanced or corrected security features of a product or software component.

  • Firmware– patches that contain firmware updates and the mechanism to download them to the appropriate device. ...

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