Solaris 10 10/09 Virtual Appliance

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.

Just:

  • 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.

Solaris 10

For best results, don't forget to then install the VirtualBox Guest Additions by choosing Devices...Install Guest Additions from the VirtualBox menu.

-FB 

Comments:

FB
Maybe you could let the appliance maintainer know about ZFS! :)
I was a little disappointed to see \*gasp\* \*the horror\* ufs root filesystem. At least this is one step closer to a library of appliances that people could pick and choose from to easily demo the wide offering of Sun software.
Happy holidays.
Derek.

Posted by Derek on December 17, 2009 at 07:39 PM GMT #

Sun Ray Proof of Concept

This was created with VirtualBox 3.1.2 r56127 if you don't have VirtualBox please visit http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
Solaris 10 U8, ZFS rpool with 8GB disk, 1GB RAM and 1 Core CPU
Sun Ray Server Software 4.2
Sun Ray Connector for Windows OS 2.2
VMware View Manager Session 1.1

Network configured in Bridged Mode
IP: 192.168.0.5
SM: 255.255.255.0
GW: 192.168.0.1

The virtual machine is pre-configured with the Sun Ray software. All you need from us is a Sun Ray thin client device and your ready for your POC.

Requirements on your LAN:
DHCP option 49 to point to this VM IP
DHCP option 66 to point to sunray-servers
DNS A record called sunray-servers = point to this VM IP
DNS A record called sunray-config-servers = point to this VM IP

Download the files below:

http://vbox.ncsnetwork.net/sunray-servers.vmdk
http://vbox.ncsnetwork.net/sunraypoc.mf
http://vbox.ncsnetwork.net/sunraypoc.ovf

Note: After downloading all 3 files, open VirtualBox and select File - Import Appliance.

Sun Ray Administration
http://sunray-servers:1660
Username: admin
Password: ncsnetwork

SSH
Username: root
Password: ncsnetwork

Posted by Emerich Winkler on December 30, 2009 at 07:03 AM GMT #

hello,
i'm unable to start your appliance on my virtualbox, do you understand what happens? i attached a screenshot of error messages
thanks for help

Posted by gerard henry on January 28, 2010 at 12:23 AM GMT #

Gerard,

Looks like VirtualBox is not installed correctly. Try uninstalling and reinstalling.
In future, look for help at http://forums.virtualbox.org/

- FB

Posted by Fat Bloke on January 28, 2010 at 12:46 AM GMT #

Is there an update to this post as some of the links are out of date and Solaris 11 is out.

RayBez

Posted by guest on June 17, 2011 at 09:32 AM BST #

Second guest's question-- since the Sun Download Center has been taken down, none of the articles on the web have working links to any of this. I've had zero success finding it on Oracle's website... any help?

Posted by Steve on December 05, 2011 at 01:21 PM GMT #

Steve,

Check out the prebuilt vm's on http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/community/developer-vm/index.html
Or Solaris 10 ones at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris10/solaris-vm-405695.html

- FB

Posted by Fat Bloke on December 06, 2011 at 03:52 AM GMT #

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