Stratus OS Update Release Policy
Operating System Updates for Stratus Fault-Tolerant Servers
As per industry best practice, validation testing of an update of any kind should be required before it is released and applied to a production system, or any system that may get authority over a production system or access to data of a production system. Failure to follow this practice may result in downtime and/or data loss.
ftServer Operating System Update Release Policy
An update to an operating system environment that fixes an existing problem, such as bug fix or security patch.
- Stratus Patch Release Update Policy – See the patch release update policy page for details about applying patches to your Windows, Linux, or VMware ftServer system
An update to an operating system environment that fixes a compilation of existing problems, such as bug fixes, security patches and/or provides feature enhancements. When the new operating system version is released, it usually contains the fixes and updates from previous patch releases.
- Operating System Support Matrix– Please check the respective operating system support matrix before you test and apply a Maintenance Release to a Stratus ftServer system.
|Summary of Vendor Patch and Maintenance Release Terms|
Red Hat Linux
VMware ESX Server
|Hot Fix / QFE||Patch Release(errata release)||Maintenance Release|
|Service Pack||Update Release||Minor or Major Release|