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December 4, 2016

How to Install Oracle Solaris 11.3 and Review on VMware

Oracle Solaris 11.3
Oracle Solaris 11.3 Installation and Review on VMware

This tutorial shows how to install Oracle Solaris 11.3 and review on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. It may also help for installing Solaris 11.3 on physical computer or bare-metal server. We'll also install VMware Tools on Solaris for better VM performance and usability.

Oracle Solaris 11.3 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Oracle Solaris 11.3 ISO
  2. Create VM on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Solaris 11 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools
  5. Test VMware Tools Features (Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing)
  6. Oracle Solaris 11.3 Review

Installing Solaris 11.3 and Review on VMware

What is Oracle Solaris?

Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems. Solaris is known for its scalability, especially on SPARC systems, and for originating many innovative features such as DTrace, ZFS and Time Slider. Solaris supports SPARC-based and x86-based workstations and servers from Oracle and other vendors. Starting from version 10, the Solaris licence changed and the product was distributed free of charge for any system or purpose, but after the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle in 2009, the product is once again proprietary with a restrictive licence.
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Oracle Solaris 11.3 New Features and Improvements

Oracle Solaris 11.3 is designed to meet the security, performance and scalability requirements of cloud-based deployments allowing customers to run their most demanding enterprise applications in private, hybrid, or public clouds. As the first fully virtualized operating system (OS), Oracle Solaris 11 provides comprehensive, built-in virtualization capabilities for OS, network and storage resources.
Oracle Solaris 11 offers comprehensive management across the entire infrastructure - operating system, physical hardware, networking and storage, as well as the virtualization layer.

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