With the release of Solaris 10 9/10 many people will be downloading and setting up their environments to perform the upgrade and installs of this new release. As you may know by now, Solaris 10 9/10 now has Oracle Solaris Auto Registration functionality.
I mentioned this in my release post and referred to the new auto_reg keyword for the
sysidcfg used for installing a system via jumpstart. What I didn't mention was this auto registration information is also needed when performing a live upgrade.
If you attempt to perform a live upgrade as you did previously, without supplying the auto-reg info, you'll see something like this:
System has findroot enabled GRUB
No entry for BE <S10U9> in GRUB menu
Copying failsafe kernel from media.
miniroot filesystem is <lofs>
Mounting miniroot at </mnt/Solaris_10/Tools/Boot>
ERROR: The auto registration file <> does not exist or incomplete.
The auto registration file is mandatory for this upgrade.
Use -k <filename> argument along with luupgrade command.
As the message states, you need to specify the
-k <filename> argument where
<filename> is a
sysidcfg format file containing the auto-reg information exactly as you would put it in the
sysidcfg file. This is documented in the
luupgrade man page:
-k autoreg_file Path to auto-registration information file. See sysidcfg(4) for a list of valid keywords for use in this file.
So in order to perform your live upgrade, you need to pass in the auto-reg information live upgrade is expecting, by either providing the full details (recommended) or disable auto-reg using a very minimal