[rescue] Virtualizing under Solaris 10/SPARC

Ron Wickersham rjw at alembic.com
Mon Sep 24 16:43:11 CDT 2007

On Mon, 24 Sep 2007, 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.

super box!

> 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.

nope no X86 stuff on your 220R

> Am I stuck here, or is there a way I can run a couple of x86 VMs?

you're not stuck, run solaris Zones and look at www.freeware.com or
www.blastwave.org  for packaged stuff for SPARC.


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