Minimal OpenSolaris 2009.06 Appliance Image for VirtualBox 2.2.4

With the release of the OpenSolaris 2009.06, I thought it is time to update the Minimal OpenSolaris 2008.11  Appliance OVF image that I had created earlier. The script create_osol2009006_app.sh has been updated to create minimal OpenSolaris 2009.06 Appliance images for VirtualBox. 

How to use the OVF image?

  • Download VirtualBox 2.2.4 and install it on your host platform.
  • Download the OpenSolaris 2009.06 App OVF image zip file and then unzip it.
  • Fire up Virtualbox GUI and  use menu item VirtualBox->File->Import Appliance to import the image (using the  OSOL200906App.ovf file ) into a new VirtualBox VM
  • Start the newly created VM and in few minutes you will be  ready to login into OpenSolaris 2009.06 kernel.The preset login information is user: root with password: opensolaris.

Comments welcome.

Comments:

Jignesh Your image could be used as an alternative to CentOS Kernel only install !

Posted by Ramesh Nagappan on June 03, 2009 at 08:08 AM EDT #

Nice work, thank you! Works out of the (Virtual)Box :)

Posted by phi.mic on June 04, 2009 at 03:25 AM EDT #

Thank you for providing this appliance. I think this is one of the easiest ways for testing opensolaris.

Posted by Brocki on June 19, 2009 at 11:54 PM EDT #

This is great, thanks!

It would be even better if it were available as a project one could pull from Kenai or Github or the like.

Posted by Matt Ingenthron on August 27, 2009 at 08:42 AM EDT #

For some reason, this script fails when trying to update the boot archive. I can't cut and paste from the VM, but if you really need the information to help me figure out what I broke, I can figure out a way to get it.

Posted by Leo Green on November 20, 2009 at 08:21 AM EST #

Hi

Thanks for this nice howto.
I used it several times and it works great.
However with the new version of OpenSolaris (osol-dev-129-x86.iso) the script is not working anymore.

The system is install but boot seem to failed.
Maybe u can guess what is wrong?

The error I'm getting is that the system can't find the /devices

Do we still need to configure the vfstab with the zpool we created?

Thanks
Sassy

Posted by Sassy Natan on December 19, 2009 at 10:48 PM EST #

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Jignesh Shah is Principal Software Engineer in Application Integration Engineering, Oracle Corporation. AIE enables integration of ISV products including Oracle with Unified Storage Systems. You can also follow me on my blog http://jkshah.blogspot.com

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