Friday Nov 19, 2010

Oracle Solaris 11 Express

For the interested and curious, Oracle released a new platform this week: Oracle Solaris 11 Express is Solaris NextGen (FatBloke's term, not Oracle's ;-) ). It has lots of cool new features including a new Image Packaging System which I tried out as part of the Automated Installation.

In a nutshell here's how I used the Automated Installation method:

  1. I chose the smaller Automated Installer iso from the download page
  2. Created a new vm in VirtualBox using OS Type of Solaris and memory of 1024MB;
  3. Started up the vm and point the First Run Wizard at the local Automated Installer iso we just downloaded in 1.;
  4. Followed the on-screen Solaris installation instructions, and it pulled extra packages from the default Solaris repository over the internet.
  5. Don't forget to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions for Solaris for a smoother and faster experience.

Here's the end result (click to enlarge):

Oracle Solaris 11 Express on VirtualBox

Pretty slick, huh? 

-FB

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