Performing Live Upgrade in a Solaris zone environment

If you have a zone root that resides on a VxVM volume, then you must use the following procedure to perform a Live Upgrade on the nodes where zones are online.

You have to create a VxVM volume of the same or more size as that of the existing zone root for copying the file system contents to alternate boot environment. Use VxVM commands for creating the volume.

By default, resources of the Zone agent attribute, BootState is set to "multi-user." After you complete the upgrade, you may need to adjust this attribute to the appropriate value before you start your zone through VCS.


Symantec recommends that you set BootState to "multi-user-server" to run applications inside non-global zones.