Solaris 10 10/09 Virtual Appliance
By Fat Bloke on Dec 17, 2009
Some time ago we talked about virtual appliances as an easier way of distributing operating systems and even complete software stacks.
Well, for the first time there is now a Solaris 10 10/09 (aka u8) ovf available.
- Download the appliance
- Unzip (if not done automatically for you)
- Then in VirtualBox, choose the File...Import Appliance menu item
- Navigate to the ovf file and import
And after clicking Import you will get a sys-unconfig'ed Solaris 10.
On first boot you do the config and hey presto, you have Solaris 10 running in a vm.
For best results, don't forget to then install the VirtualBox Guest Additions by choosing Devices...Install Guest Additions from the VirtualBox menu.