?
Solved

What Hardware can Solaris Run ON?

Posted on 2006-06-16
4
Medium Priority
?
463 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-21
Can Solaris run on any other hardware besides SUN Servers?  Specifically verion 8 and version 10?
0
Comment
Question by:kevinsmail
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 16921528
There are x86 versions of 9 and 10 (not sure about 8), but as the sun admin I used to work with liked to say, the hardware that's on the compatibility list is compatible, but not necessarily with each other.
0
 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 16921533
You should be able to download 10 for free here:
http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/get.jsp
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
Nukfror earned 2000 total points
ID: 16921644
Solaris 8 is pretty much SPARC only.

Solaris 10 runs on SPARC (Sun and Fujitsu) , AMD, and Intel systems.  For the AMD/Intel stuff, you can look on the Sun HCL page to see what has been qualified and reported-to-run:

http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl/

More recently I know what HP said they would support Solaris x86 on their blade servers.  I think IBM said something similar.
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:PsiCop
ID: 16922941
There was an x86 version of Solaris 8.

Solaris 10 is an officially support OS on the IBM HS20 Bladecenter.
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you do backups in the Solaris Operating System, the file system must be inactive. Otherwise, the output may be inconsistent. A file system is inactive when it's unmounted or it's write-locked by the operating system. Although the fssnap utility…
FreeBSD on EC2 FreeBSD (https://www.freebsd.org) is a robust Unix-like operating system that has been around for many years. FreeBSD is available on Amazon EC2 through Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) provided by FreeBSD developer and security office…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.
Suggested Courses

850 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question