Remember my last post about Sun's support? Well, not about support itself but rather about tools Sun is providing to users which are crap. OSC is still saying it will be upgraded in March 2008 - it's just couple of weeks left so we will see.
Now I got several new boxes and I want to register them using sconadm - with or without support contract and it doesn't work, which means I can't use smpatch. Raising a ticket has not helped so far either.
Sun should definitely put more love to its patching infrastructure - I don't care if it old, we know Indiana is going to change it all, etc. But in a mean time they should assure that we (customers) have a working solution.
Going back to patchdiag tool... feeling disappointed at Sun.
Or rather I will finally try PCA - so far so good and it works!
Update: for whatever reason PCA make patching unusable - patch* commands started to core dump.
I got smpatach working, thanks to Sun's support (thanks Ben!). The problem is bug id: 6643363 which on systems with 64 or more CPUs makes smpatch to fail.