[rescue] Virtualizing under Solaris 10/SPARC

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at zill.net
Mon Sep 24 16:39:18 CDT 2007

On Sep 24, 2007, at 5:31 PM, Devin Ganger wrote:

> Thanks to the listing at http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/sys/ 
> 430983175.html
> I'm going to be picking up a 220R this evening; I'll finally have a  
> decent box
> to run Solaris 10 on.
> What are my options for running virtual machines on this hardware?  
> Ideally,
> I'd like to run a few virtual x86 machines and clear out some of  
> the clutter
> of older PC hardware I've been running. I thought that VMWare would  
> do it, but
> they appear to not support Solaris as a host operating system (let  
> alone not
> supporting the SPARC platform). Xen seems to be working towards  
> Solaris
> support, but all of the prepackaged stuff for OpenSolaris is x86/ 
> x64 only.

nice catch!
I think that there is qemu (blastwave.org has binaries).  Otherwise  
there is going to be slim pickings.

You may be able to get a SunPC addin card working on that system.

Or else just move everything to various Solaris zones that you have  
set up :-)


Patrick Giagnocavo
patrick at zill.net

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