Ho do I know what patches to update?

I would like update the patches on my server but I would like to know how we go about this activity. I do not really have a known bug incidence on my servers.
rockyeastcoastAsked:
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omarfaridCommented:
you can always download the recommended patches from sunsolve.com and apply them to your system, or you may search for the particular bug and if there is a patch for it or by asking sun support
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rockyeastcoastAuthor Commented:
yes, thanks, but how would I know what are the bugs if they are not evident or unknown on the servers.
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omarfaridCommented:
by reading the patches release notes or descriptions. Some times patches are released to enhance or improve performance, etc.
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TintinCommented:
I would highly recommend that you use PCA.  This is *much* better than any of the Sun supplied patch tools.

It has options to list what patches you need and do the install for you.

http://www.par.univie.ac.at/solaris/pca/
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rockyeastcoastAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Tintin I think I may try PCA.

Do you think it is mandatory to install the Sun Alert patches.
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TintinCommented:
At the very minimum, you should be installing the latest Sun Recommended Patch Bundle.
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TintinCommented:
In what way do you consider the answers to be "sloppy"?  If you aren't happy with the answers given, then please explain why.
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rockyeastcoastAuthor Commented:
I am sorry it was other questions which I needed help with. But anyways there is little input I recieved from the experts. Sorry about that, I am cancelling my membership.
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