Thursday Aug 13, 2009

Information on the End of Service Life of the Solaris 9 OS

You can find information on the End of Service Life of the Solaris 9 OS on You can also check the EOSL Status for the Solaris OS. For more resources, see Solaris 9 Transition FAQs as well as
Info on Using Solaris 8 and 9 Containers (on BigAdmin's Upgrade hub).

Tuesday Jun 23, 2009

Sun Has Announced EOL of the Solaris 9 OS has information on the Solaris 9 Operating System End of Life transition. Life cycle events (Last Order Date, Last Ship Date, End of Retirement Phase 1, and End of Service Life) will occur at the intervals defined in the life cycle model.

With Solaris 9 Containers software, existing Solaris 9 applications can be moved to Containers on the Solaris 10 OS. Here are more resources:

- Solaris 9 Transition FAQs

- Using Solaris 8 and 9 Containers (on the Legacy Applications section of the BigAdmin Upgrade hub)

Monday May 25, 2009

Deploying Oracle RAC on Solaris Zone Clusters

Here is a Sun BluePrints paper providing an overview of Solaris Zone Clusters (also called Solaris Containers Clusters), a virtual cluster technology. The article describes how Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) can be deployed on a zone cluster. (Please log in to download.)

Tuesday Mar 24, 2009

Managing Solaris Containers Using Sun Ops Center

This article from the group describes the management of Solaris Containers using Sun Ops Center 2.0, with a focus on global and non-global zones. Topics include discovering, patching, and monitoring zones, as well as provisioning an OS with zones.

Friday Jan 30, 2009

Best Practices for Running Oracle Databases in Solaris Containers

This Sun BluePrints article gives an overview of Solaris Containers, including Solaris Zones and the Solaris Resource Manager, the Oracle License Model for Solaris Containers, creating a Solaris 10 Container, and guidelines for running an Oracle database in Solaris Containers.

Wednesday Oct 01, 2008

Sun Cluster Software Support for Solaris 8/9 Containers and Linux Containers

Ever wonder if Sun Cluster software supports Solaris 8 and 9 Containers or Linux Containers? This FAQ describes three patches that support solaris8, solaris9, and lx branded zones. Also, there's a link to a blog that describes how Solaris Containers offer a phased approach to upgrading to the Solaris 10 OS.

Thursday Aug 14, 2008

Installing HA Containers With ZFS and the Solaris 10 5/08 OS

Here is how to install high availability (HA) Containers with ZFS. The scenario in this community-submitted tech tip uses the Solaris 10 5/08 OS and Solaris Cluster 3.2 software.

Wednesday Jul 16, 2008

Wiki: Installing Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 Containers

This community-submitted tech tip on the wiki describes how to install and set up Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 Containers on a host system that runs the Solaris 10 OS. 

Monday Jun 23, 2008

Resources for Upgrading to the Solaris 10 OS

Wondering how to move up to the Solaris 10 OS from earlier releases (or from Linux)? We have lots of info for you, including what to consider before you upgrade, tools and resources, services and support, patching, and how to move legacy applications.

Tuesday Jun 10, 2008

Running Solaris 8 and 9 Applications on Solaris 10 OS With Solaris Containers

In this new Expert Session on BigAdmin, a Sun engineer answers your questions about how you can move Solaris 8 and 9 applications to Solaris 10 systems. Just click on "Ask Question" to send your question.

Friday May 30, 2008

Using Solaris Containers to Upgrade to the Solaris 10 Release

This article discusses using Solaris Containers to move Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 applications into containers on a Solaris 10 system.

Friday May 02, 2008

Run Solaris 9 Applications on Systems With Solaris 10 OS

Solaris 9 Containers is available for download now. Documentation is on Solaris 9 Containers software is functionally similar to Solaris 8 Containers: you can run your existing Solaris 9 applications on the latest SPARC systems running the Solaris 10 OS. 

Thursday Apr 10, 2008

Solaris 8 and 9 Containers

Solaris 8 Containers, formerly known as Solaris 8 Migration Assistant, can help you run Solaris 8 applications, unchanged, on the latest SPARC systems and the Solaris 10 OS. The download for Solaris 9 Containers is coming soon. Check out the video webcasts, including an overview and a demo.


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