Sol11expresstext Vbox

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Some of us aren\'t in presales and have access to the latest laptops. Sol 11 Exp Desktop requires more memory than my company-issued boat anchor, but I can load the server (text) version that I\'m more interested in. Enjoy

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Sol11expresstext Vbox

  1. 1. Installing Solaris 11 Express Server in Oracle VirtualBox Michael Webb, Oracle ACS
  2. 2. Why Install “Text” (server) ● Oracle Solaris 11 Express Live CD needs > 2GB memory for performance considerations – Requires system memory > 4GB exposed to VirtualBox in a Windows Environment ● Solaris is more of a server OE rather than a Desktop in most Data Centers
  3. 3. Useful Links ● Oracle VirtualBox – http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads ● Oracle Solaris 11 Text (Server) – http://www.oracle.com/
  4. 4. General Prerequisites ● Install VirtualBox ● Download Oracle Solaris 11 Express Text as an ~iso ● Download VirtualBox Guest Additions as an ~iso.
  5. 5. Create a New VirtualBox Instance Hard Drive ● Create Dynamic Hard Drive ● File, Media Manager – Dynamically Expanding – 16GB to start
  6. 6. Create a New VirtualBox Instance
  7. 7. Assign the Dynamic Hard Drive & Mount the Solaris 11 Express ISO
  8. 8. Start the Solaris Install ● CD will boot into install mode ● Note the “nevada” version
  9. 9. Solaris 11 Express Install ● Select Keyboard
  10. 10. Solaris 11 Express Install ● Select Language
  11. 11. Solaris 11 Express Install ● Select “Install”
  12. 12. Solaris 11 Express Install ● Welcome
  13. 13. Solaris 11 Express Install ● Disk Layout recognizes VDI
  14. 14. Solaris 11 Express Install ● Use the Whole Disk
  15. 15. Solaris 11 Express Install ● Name Computer ● Network – select Automatically
  16. 16. Solaris 11 Express Install ● Select Region
  17. 17. Solaris 11 Express Install ● Select Time Zone Location
  18. 18. Solaris 11 Express Install ● Select Time Zone
  19. 19. Solaris 11 Express Install ● Confirm Date & Time
  20. 20. Solaris 11 Express Install ● Configure users and passwords
  21. 21. Solaris 11 Express Install ● Installation Summary
  22. 22. Solaris 11 Express Install ● F2 to Install
  23. 23. Solaris 11 Express Install
  24. 24. Solaris 11 Express Install ● Install Complete ● F8 to reboot
  25. 25. Solaris 11 Express Install ● Allow the reboot to complete ● Shutdown the VDI
  26. 26. Solaris 11 Express Install VirtualBox Guest Additions ● Mount ISO in Media Manager ● Restart the VDI
  27. 27. Solaris 11 Express Install VirtualBox Guest Additions ● Locate Guest Additions media
  28. 28. Solaris 11 Express Install VirtualBox Guest Additions ● Install Guest Additions with pkgadd
  29. 29. Solaris 11 Express Install VirtualBox Guest Additions ● May have to break ● Shut Down
  30. 30. Solaris 11 Express Install VirtualBox Guest Additions ● Unmount Guest Additions ISO ● Start VDI
  31. 31. Solaris 11 Express Install VirtualBox Guest Additions ● Verify guest additions
  32. 32. Solaris 11 Express Install VirtualBox Guest Additions ● Use the CLI to manage
  33. 33. michael.h.webb@oracle.com

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