Solaris 11 Tips

Solaris, Technology
Static IP Solaris 11 network stack is using crossbow so network administration is completely different now. In order to switch from DHCP to a static IP, we need to do the following: # netadm enable -p ncp DefaultFixed # ipadm create-ip net0 # ipadm create-addr -T static -a 192.168.1.21/24 net0/v4 Enable root login rolemod -K type=normal root Install Gnome pfexec pkg install --accept solaris-desktop Automated Installer If the installadm client fails to boot and you land at the grub prompt, you may be missing next-server directive in the dhcp configuration. This should follow the filename directive. # vi /etc/inet/dhcpd4.conf ... host 08002746E9C3 { hardware ethernet 08:00:27:46:E9:C3; if option arch = 00:00 { filename "0108002746E9C3.bios"; } else if option arch = 00:07 { filename "0108002746E9C3.uefi"; } next-server 192.168.2.1; }
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VirtualBox Serial Port Console on Solaris 10

Solaris, Technology, Virtualization
If you're like me and prefer the command line to the GUI, here's a trick and script to help you manage your Solaris VMs. Enable a serial port for the VM. Enable Port 1 Port Number COM1 Port Mode: Host Pipe Create Pipe Port/File Path: /tmp/vb-VM-NAME-console Perform a reconfiguration boot on the VM. Install socat on the host system sudo apt-get install socat Change the eeprom console device for the VM: eeprom console=ttya Change the /boot/grub/menu.lst for the VM: ... # To enable grub serial console to ttya uncomment the following lines # and comment out the splashimage line below # WARNING: don't enable grub serial console when BIOS console serial # redirection is active!!! serial --unit=0 --speed=9600 terminal serial # # Uncomment the following line to enable GRUB splashimage on console #splashimage /boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz # # To…
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