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Vmware ESX - SO Solaris 9

Leonardio
Occasional Advisor

Vmware ESX - SO Solaris 9

Hi,

We wanna use vmware to install the system operation Solaris 9
Can we use solaris 9 in vmware? Work fine ?

My doubt is because, I have a enviroment that use Solaris 9 with Sparc processor, but now I wanna clone this enviroment, using vmware with a processosr Intel (X86).

Tks
Leonardo Mantovam
4 REPLIES
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Vmware ESX - SO Solaris 9

SPARC binaries will not run, because VMware does processor virtualization, not emulation.

The Guest OS Guide gives information about support details for Solaris x86:

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf
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Leonardio
Occasional Advisor

Re: Vmware ESX - SO Solaris 9

Zessin,


I plan to install in a X86 server, a Vmware ESX 4.0, and create a virtual machine with the system Solaris 9.
Now I see in vmware website that the version ESX 4.0 are up on "Experimentally supported on this release".

Although this version is "experimentally", the ESX 4.0 with Solaris 9 32 BITS works fine ?

Does Anyone have experience using this version ?

Tks
Mantovam
Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: Vmware ESX - SO Solaris 9

You might be better off posting in a VMware Forum as this is not really an HP based question.
Gordon Sjodin
Frequent Advisor

Re: Vmware ESX - SO Solaris 9

I have run this for test purposes and had no problems. the zfs file system is quite impressive.