|> This is just a newer release of 2.5. Normally
|> it will include some patches to the OS and add/fix support
|> for new/existing hardware.
Negative! Solaris 2.5 hw 11/95 and Solaris 2.5 hw 1/96 are *identical* on
all Sun SPARC hardware released _PRIOR_ to november 1995. No patches are
"rolled into" hardware_only releases.
SPARCstation 10 model 51 and Solaris 2.5 hw 11/95 w/no patches
*** IS BIT FOR BIT IDENTICAL TO ***
SPARCstation 10 model 51 and Solaris 2.5 hw 1/96 w/no patches
I only know of one exception to this:
Solaris 2.4 hw 11/94 and Solaris 2.4 hw 3/95 on systems with
Sun's SPARCstorage arrays. On the "hw 3/95" CDROM they included
new device drivers for the SSA where as with the "hw 11/94" CD you
had to use device drivers from the SSA v 1.3(?) CDROM. As many
people are painfully aware, this caused alot of confusion.
IMHO this model is a nice one. All I need to know is which OS release
I have (ie. 2.3, 2.4 or 2.5) and which patches have been applied, and
I know exactly whats on a given system. The "hardware" revision is
only used to update the OS for NEW hardware.
|> > This is a silly question I am sure :( However, I can't find the answer
|> > anywhere (including the FAQ). We just got our Solaris workgroup server
|> > media and docs shipped to us and I saw this Solaris 2.5 Hardware 1/96
|> > stamped on the CDs. What does it mean? What is "Hardware 1/96"?
|> > We also have several Desktop media/docs sets, they don't have such
|> > a thing stamped on them? Should I care? As far as I can tell, these
|> > Desktops run fine on our SSes.
|> > Any hints?
|> > Chin Fang
|> Engineering Network Services
|> Auburn University
|> If you are not in the lead your view never changes.