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Solaris10 and VMware


I attended a Solaris10 demo at Sun's headquarters in Brussels, and I must say that I was fairly impressed. I already knew that the new Solaris10 stuff was interesting, but ZFS and DTrace are really cool stuff.

So I decided to download the Solaris10 beta, available through the Solaris Express program, and see how it would react if I threw it in a VMware session. To install Solaris10 beta, you need the last VMware 4.5 workstation version, as it has experimental Solaris10 support. A lower version will bail out with a strange monitor error after the installation of the first CD (been there, done that). VMware has an interesting page about Solaris10 with installation tips to follow closely.

So now I have a Solaris10 running nicely inside VMware. Finally time to play around with DTrace. Nice to see that Sun has also included some GNU utilities like openSSH, but there are still many missing (where's my Vim ?).


See this interesting page :