Solaris 11.1 installation and
configuration on Oracle VM
Virtualbox
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Oracl...
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New VM Creation

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Ok, the VM is created, now let’s configure it by attaching the S11.1 installation media, and adding
a network adapter (I w...
And boot the VM …

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S11.1 installation step by step

Select your keyboard layout

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And the language for your installation.

Select Oracle Solaris Installation

During the installation process, you can go t...
In the next screen, I will use the local discovery method because my disk is locally attached.

Select the discovered disk...
Enter the computer name (short name), and choose how you want to configure your network. I
decided to configure my network...
Ok timezone set.

And next, date and time set.
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Set the root password and eventually, create a user account.

No need to register your system … it’s a VM

Configure the m...
Review your configuration and press F2 to install.

Install in progress …
At the end of the process, you have to reboot yo...
Now I can boot my VM … I’m ready to configure it.

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3.1

S11 Configuration
Network configuration

To configure network, I...
As we configured DHCP client on a NAT Virtualbox NIC, we retrieved DNS information:

Now I can access to my VM from a putt...
3.2

Package repository configuration and updates

If you want to add some package to your system. You can configure a loc...
3.4

Desktop Manager

If you want to configure a Desktop Manager, you have to install the slim_install package which
deplo...
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Install Solaris 11.1 on a Virtualbox VM

  1. 1. Solaris 11.1 installation and configuration on Oracle VM Virtualbox Laurent Léturgez (http://laurent-leturgez.com) ~ Oracle Consultant – Oracle Certified Master Laurent Leturgez – http://laurent-leturgez.com 1
  2. 2. 1 New VM Creation Laurent Leturgez – http://laurent-leturgez.com 2
  3. 3. Laurent Leturgez – http://laurent-leturgez.com 3
  4. 4. Ok, the VM is created, now let’s configure it by attaching the S11.1 installation media, and adding a network adapter (I will add a another NIC later for my LAN access) : Laurent Leturgez – http://laurent-leturgez.com 4
  5. 5. And boot the VM … 2 S11.1 installation step by step Select your keyboard layout Laurent Leturgez – http://laurent-leturgez.com 5
  6. 6. And the language for your installation. Select Oracle Solaris Installation During the installation process, you can go to the next step by pressing F2 and go back by pressing F3. Everything you can do is mentionned on the bottom of the screen : Laurent Leturgez – http://laurent-leturgez.com 6
  7. 7. In the next screen, I will use the local discovery method because my disk is locally attached. Select the discovered disk where you want to install S11 and then press F2. In this screen, i choose to use the entire disk for my installation. You can select another partition by selecting “Use a GPT partition of the disk”. Laurent Leturgez – http://laurent-leturgez.com 7
  8. 8. Enter the computer name (short name), and choose how you want to configure your network. I decided to configure my network automatically (DHCP). No alternative name service. Ok, now it’s time to configure time related information, first of all … Time zone Laurent Leturgez – http://laurent-leturgez.com 8
  9. 9. Ok timezone set. And next, date and time set. Laurent Leturgez – http://laurent-leturgez.com 9
  10. 10. Set the root password and eventually, create a user account. No need to register your system … it’s a VM Configure the method to access oracle servers for OCM and Automatic SR features. Here it doesn’t make sense. Laurent Leturgez – http://laurent-leturgez.com 10
  11. 11. Review your configuration and press F2 to install. Install in progress … At the end of the process, you have to reboot your VM by pressing F8. In my case, instead of rebooting the server, I shut it down and take the time to detach the installation medium and to configure another Network adapter plugged into my LAN. Laurent Leturgez – http://laurent-leturgez.com 11
  12. 12. Now I can boot my VM … I’m ready to configure it. 3 3.1 S11 Configuration Network configuration To configure network, I used the same method I described in this blog post : http://laurentleturgez.com/2012/08/01/build-a-basic-network-configuration-on-solaris-11/ Net1/v4 has to be configured Link is up,so we can configure this NIC. Laurent Leturgez – http://laurent-leturgez.com 12
  13. 13. As we configured DHCP client on a NAT Virtualbox NIC, we retrieved DNS information: Now I can access to my VM from a putty client. But root access is disabled by default in sshd config. So you have to modify the sshd config and restart the daemon Laurent Leturgez – http://laurent-leturgez.com 13
  14. 14. 3.2 Package repository configuration and updates If you want to add some package to your system. You can configure a local repository (and download the repo ;) ) or use a remote repository (default configuration). As I configured my internet access, I can use the default. root@S11:~# pkg publisher PUBLISHER TYPE STATUS P LOCATION solaris origin online F http://pkg.oracle.com/solaris/release/ root@S11:~# pkg publisher solaris Publisher: Alias: Origin URI: SSL Key: SSL Cert: Client UUID: Catalog Updated: Enabled: solaris http://pkg.oracle.com/solaris/release/ None None ddee2130-0292-11e2-b9e5-80144f013e20 November 9, 2011 03:34:27 PM Yes (If you want to configure other repositories, you can follow instructions at this link : http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23824_01/html/E21802/publisher-config.html) 3.3 XWindow basic configuration To configure a basic XWindow config (needed to export X display), execute commands above : root@S11:~# pkg install SUNWarc SUNWbtool SUNWhea SUNWlibms SUNWmfrun SUNWxorg-client-programs SUNWxorg-clientlibs SUNWxwfsw pkg://solaris/SUNWxwplt truetype/fonts-core Packages to install: 65 Create boot environment: No Create backup boot environment: No Services to change: 5 DOWNLOAD SPEED Completed 280k/s PKGS FILES XFER (MB) 65/65 5045/5045 40.9/40.9 PHASE Installing new actions Updating package state database Updating image state Creating fast lookup database ITEMS 6797/6797 Done Done Done Then logoff and login, you can now export your display and launch X Programs: ssh root@192.168.99.130 Last login: Wed Oct 16 14:14:47 2013 from 192.168.99.1 Oracle Corporation SunOS 5.11 11.1 September 2012 root@S11:~# echo $DISPLAY localhost:10.0 root@S11:~# xlogo Laurent Leturgez – http://laurent-leturgez.com 14
  15. 15. 3.4 Desktop Manager If you want to configure a Desktop Manager, you have to install the slim_install package which deploys 315 packages to your system … so it can take a while. root@S11:~# pkg install slim_install Packages to install: 315 Create boot environment: No Create backup boot environment: Yes Services to change: 13 DOWNLOAD SPEED Completed 259k/s PKGS FILES XFER (MB) 315/315 50633/50633 524.2/524.2 PHASE Installing new actions Updating package state database Updating image state Creating fast lookup database ITEMS 81666/81666 Done Done Done Reboot your machine and you will display a nice Desktop manager environment: Now if you want to complete the configuration of your system, you can read this document : http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/documentation/solaris-11-cheatsheet-1556378.pdf Laurent Leturgez – http://laurent-leturgez.com 15

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