Friday Apr 04, 2014

IBM Supports Websphere Message Broker 8 on Solaris 11 (SPARC, x86)

IBM supports Websphere Message Broker 8.0.0.4 on Solaris 11 (SPARC, x64).  See         

IBM Software Product Compatibility Report for details.



Tuesday Mar 25, 2014

Don't Try This At Home #1: Never Anger the Python

We in Oracle Systems ISV Engineering work with Solaris. A lot. In doing so, we tend to 'push the envelope' in trying new things, and thinking 'out of the box', for our ISVs and ourselves.

When deploying a new Solaris 11.1 instance last week as an internal infrastructure server (LDoms and Zones and Oracle 11g, oh my!!), one of our engineers determined that the default version of Python that comes with Solaris had a few minor issues with one of our applications.

As we learned the hard way, you do not wish to replace the Python that comes with Solaris with an older version. No, Sir. Because, as some of us know, Solaris has made copious use of Python for a growing percentage of its userland infrastructure in the last few years. Solaris can't live without Python -- more specifically, the exact version of Python with which it ships.

What happens when you replace that Python installation with a reasonable-but-earlier version? Bad things. Very bad things. Your system won't boot next time you want it to -- it will whine and tell you it has a bunch of unhappy SMF services, and will then dump you out in Single-user Maintenance mode. All attempts to use pkg or most any other CLI tools to bring back the original Python instance fail, because of the Python mismatch.

We eventually sorted it all out, and thereby learned a hard lesson. By the way, multiple Python installations can co-exist in Solaris just fine -- just be very careful about all your PATHs, so that Solaris doesn't somehow end up using your second installation.

Tuesday Jul 16, 2013

Adobe supports LiveCycle ES Central Output Server 5.7.1 on Oracle Solaris 11 (SPARC)

Adobe supports LiveCycle ES Central Output Server 5.7.1. on Solaris 11 (SPARC). The Adobe Output Server FAQ discusses the details of the supported configurations.

Monday Jul 15, 2013

Adobe supports ColdFusion on Solaris 11 (SPARC)

Adobe supports ColdFusion 10 on Solaris 11 (SPARC). The Adobe "Tech Specs" document discusses the details of the supported configurations.

Friday Jul 12, 2013

Software AG releases webMethods 9.0 Suite on Solaris 11 (SPARC,x64)

Software AG supports the webMethods 9.0 product suite on Solaris 11 (SPARC, x64). The Software AG supported Operating Systems Platforms document discusses the details of the supported configurations.

Thursday Jul 11, 2013

Quest supports Spotlight for Oracle 89.0.2 on Oracle Solaris 11 (SPARC, x64)

Quest supports Spotlight for Oracle 9.0.2 on Solaris 11 (SPARC, x64). The Quest release notes discuss the details of the supported configurations.

Wednesday Jul 10, 2013

Quest supports Privilege Manager for Unix 5.0 with Oracle Solaris 11 (SPARC, x64)

Quest supports Privilege Manager for Unix 5.6 on Solaris 11 (SPARC, x64). The Quest release notes discuss the details of the supported configurations.

Tuesday Jul 09, 2013

Quest supports Foglight with Oracle Solaris 11 (SPARC, x64)

Quest supports Foglight 5.6.7 on Solaris 11 (SPARC, x64). The Quest release notes discuss the details of the supported configurations.

The supported products known to us are:

  • Foglight 5.6.7 - Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86) 
  • Foglight Management Server 5.6.7- Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86), zones 
  • Foglight Agent Manager 5.6.7- Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86), zones 
  • Foglight cartridge for infrastructure - 5.6.7 - Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86), zones 
  • Foglight for Operating System - 5.6.7 - Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86), zones
  • Foglight Agent Manager 5.6.7.2 Patch - Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86), zones

Monday Jul 08, 2013

Quest supports Shareplex for Oracle 7.6.3.33 with Oracle Solaris 11 (SPARC, x64)

Quest supports SharePlex for Oracle 7.6.3.33 on Solaris 11 (SPARC, x64). The the Quest release notes discuss the details of the supported configurations.

Thursday Jun 20, 2013

Opentext releases Opentext Archive Storage Server 10.5 on Solaris 11

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Opentext released the Opentext Archive Storage Server 10.5 on Solaris 11 (SPARC).

Please find the details in the document "OpenText Archive Server Release Notes 10 (2013-05-13). The document is available through the OpenText customer Knowledge Center.

The Sun QFS WORM file system is certified for compliance archiving by the OpenText Archive Server 10.5.  See document " OpenText Archive Server Storage Platforms Release Notes 10.5 (2013-05-15)" in the OpenText customer Knowledge Center for more information.

Wednesday May 22, 2013

Juniper Networks supports Steel-Belted Radius Carrier (SBRC) 7.5 on Solaris 11 (x86)

Juniper Networks supports Steel-Belted Radius Carrier (SBRC) 7.5 with Oracle Solaris 10 and 11 (x64). See Juniper Networks Technical Documentation for details.

SAP Netweaver supports Solaris 10 Branded Zones on Solaris 11

SAP supports all SAP Netweaver products which are supported on Solaris 10 as well in Solaris 10 branded zones with Solaris 11. See SAP note 1824835 (authentication required, SAP customers only).

Thursday May 16, 2013

All IBM Products which support Oracle Solaris 11 on SPARC

IBM maintains an excellent page (click here) with all products which are available on Oracle Solaris 11 (SPARC).

Tuesday Apr 16, 2013

IBM releases Websphere 8.0 on Solaris 11 (SPARC)

IBM released Websphere 8.0 on Oracle Solaris 11 for SPARC. See IBM Product Compatibility Report

Wednesday Mar 06, 2013

SAP releases Master Data Management (MDM) 7.1 on Solaris 11 (SPARC)

SAP released MDM 7.1 on Oracle Solaris 11 for SPARC. See SAP software requirements (SAP customer authentication is required). 

Monday Feb 25, 2013

IFS Applications 8 is available on Solaris 11

IFS supports IFS Applications 8 on Solaris 11. 

IBM releases Websphere MQ 7.0, 7.01 on Solaris 11 (SPARC, x64)

IBM released Websphere MQ V7.0, 7.0.1 on Oracle Solaris 11 for SPARC and x64. See IBM software requirements for SPARC and x64

Wednesday Dec 19, 2012

Oracle Solaris Remote Lab (OSRL) Fact Sheet

The Oracle Solaris Remote Lab allows independent software vendors (ISVs) to test and qualify their applications in a self service Solaris cloud.

ISVs who are Oracle Partner Network Gold members with a specialization in the Solaris knowledge zone can apply for free access in OPN.

The lab offers the following features to it's users:

  • Lifetime of project: 45 days (extensions granted on demand) 
  • Up to 5 virtual machines in a private network 
  • Virtual Machine technology: Solaris zones 
  • Resources per VM
    • processor support: SPARC or x86 
    • OS version: OracleSolaris 11.0
    • 4GB physical memory 
    • 4GB swap space 
    • 10GB local filesystem storage 
    • 10GB network filesystem (NFS) mounted on all virtual machines
  • Networking configuration
    • The only external network routes are to Partner's other Virtual Machines 
    • No network routing to the Internet 
    • The SMB (CIFS) sharing protocol is not available between Virtual Machines 
  • Device Access 
    • Applications that assume the existence of /devices will not run in a Virtual Machine 
    • Applications that use eeprom to modify SPARC eeprom setting will not run in a Virtual Machine
  • The following utilities do not work properly in Virtual Machines: 
    • add_drv, disks, prtconf, prtdiag, rem_dev
  • Access technology: Secure Global Desktop, file up and download
  • root access within VM
  • Available VM templates (both processor architectures)
    • Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2.0.3) for Solaris with Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g
    • Weblogic 12c 
    • SAMP: Apache http server, PHP, MySQL, phpadmin
    • on all templates and images: Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3 for application development 

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