check solaris 10/09 version info – update 6/7/8/9
Using uname -a you can get the basic information currently available from the solaris system. For example, on my server:
root@beisoltest02 / # uname -a
SunOS beisoltest02 5.10 Generic_144489-12 i86pc i386 i86pc
However, sometimes you need check the “update version” of solaris. For example, in oracle documentation, your machine should has solaris 10 update 6 or higher if you want to install oracle 11 on your solaris host. So how can we check the “update version” of solaris?
Solaris 10 10/08 s10x_u6wos_07b X86 #it’s update 6!
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Step 2:(more detailed info)
Compare solaris version history below:
Updates to Solaris versions are periodically released, such as Solaris 10 10/09.
In ascending order, the following versions of Solaris have been released:
|Red||Release no longer supported|
|Green||Release still supported|
|Solaris version||SunOS version||Release date||End of support||Major new features|
|1.x||4.1.x||1991–1994||-||September 2003||SunOS 4 rebranded as Solaris 1 for marketing purposes. See SunOS article for more information.|
|2.0||5.0||June 1992||-||January 1999||Preliminary release (primarily available to developers only), support for only the sun4c architecture. First appearance of NIS+.|
|2.1||5.1||December 1992||May 1993||April 1999||Support for sun4 and sun4m architectures added; first Solaris x86 release. First Solaris 2 release to support SMP.|
|2.2||5.2||May 1993||-||May 1999||SPARC-only release. First to support sun4d architecture. First to support multithreading libraries (UI threads API in libthread).|
|2.3||5.3||November 1993||-||June 2002||SPARC-only release. OpenWindows 3.3 switches from NeWS to Display PostScript and drops SunView support. Support added for autofs and CacheFSfilesystems.|
|2.4||5.4||November 1994||September 2003||First unified SPARC/x86 release. Includes OSF/Motif runtime support.|
|2.5||5.5||November 1995||December 2003||First to support UltraSPARC and include CDE, NFSv3 and NFS/TCP. Dropped sun4 (VMEbus) support. POSIX.1c-1995 pthreads added. Doors added but undocumented.|
|2.5.1||5.5.1||May 1996||September 2005||Only release to support PowerPC platform; Ultra Enterprise support added; user and group IDs (uid_t, gid_t) expanded to 32 bits, also included processor sets and early resource management technologies.|
|2.6||5.6||July 1997||July 2006||Includes Kerberos 5, PAM, TrueType fonts, WebNFS, large file support, enhanced procfs. SPARCserver 600MP series support dropped.|
|7||5.7||November 1998||August 2008||The first 64-bit UltraSPARC release. Added native support for file system meta-data logging (UFS logging). Dropped MCA support on x86 platform. Last update was Solaris 7 11/99.|
|8||5.8||February 2000||March 2012||Includes Multipath I/O, Solaris Volume Manager, IPMP, first support for IPv6 and IPsec (manual keying only), mdb modular debugger. Introduced Role-Based Access Control (RBAC); sun4c support removed. Last update is Solaris 8 2/04.|
|9||5.9||May 28, 2002||January 10, 2003||October 2014||iPlanet Directory Server, Resource Manager, extended file attributes, IKE IPsec keying, and Linux compatibility added; OpenWindows dropped, sun4d support removed. Most current update is Solaris 9 9/05.|
|10||5.10||January 31, 2005||-||Includes x86-64 (AMD64/Intel 64) support, DTrace (Dynamic Tracing), Solaris Containers, Service Management Facility (SMF) which replaces init.d scripts,NFSv4. Least privilege security model. Support for sun4m and UltraSPARC I processors removed. Support for EISA-based PCs removed. Adds Java Desktop System (based on GNOME) as default desktop.
|11 Express 2010.11||5.11||November 15, 2010||-||Adds new packaging system (IPS=Image Packaging System) and associated tools, Solaris 10 Containers, network virtualization and QoS, virtual consoles, ZFS encryption and deduplication, updated GNOME. Removes Xsun, CDE.|