How can I tell which version of solaris I have 64 bit or 32 bit?

Posted on 2010-09-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Trying to figure out if I am running Solaris 10 64 bit version or 32 bit version?

How could I figure this out
Question by:sobeservices2

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On linux uname -p will tell you which processor your kernel is running.

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ID: 33674671
it says i686

Does this mean 86 bit version?
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isainfo -vk
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It will run either by default based on the HW

run  isainfo -v to see if anything is running in 64bit mode

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rajendraone earned 500 total points
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#isainfo -b
This shows the number bits in the address space on the instruction set. So, if it shows 64 bit then your machine is 64 bit.
If you do, #isainfo -v
This will show both 64 bit and 32 bit, that can run on your machine. If it also shows 64 bit, then your version of solaris is 64 bit.

Please note that 64 bit machine can run 32 bit applications but NOT vice versa. So it is obvious that 64 bit solaris cannot run on 32 bit machine.


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This isainfo -b
came back as
bash isainfo -b: command not found

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rajendraone earned 500 total points
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Find where isainfo is located first.
#whereis isainfo
isainfo: /usr/bin/isainfo
#/usr/bin/isainfo -b

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