Wednesday, September 27, 2006

 

OpenSolaris and VMware Workstation: Update

Good news about VMware and OpenSolaris, I was wrong about one thing: the new VMware Workstation does have VM tools for Solaris! (Thank you Adam for the correction) I went by the help document in VMware workstation which must be out of date. I don't know what came over me, I usually ignore the help docs.

I tried out the tools with the latest SXCR and does seem to work so far.

This is good news. So now you don't have any excuses, get yourself VMware Workstation and download Solaris!

Comments:
Yup - and VMWare Server supports the tools on a Solaris guest as well, which is nice as Server is now free.
 
Bill,

Do you know where can I find a prebuilt VMWare image of opensolaris (for AMD64) to play with?
 
Sun does not allow anyone to distribute a VM image of Solaris, there are still pieces of Solaris that aren't "open" yet. I have been working on trying to get Sun to give a VM image, but so far no luck.
 
You can now download Solaris 10 as a pre-build VMware appliance!

http://javashoplm.sun.com/ECom/docs/Welcome.jsp?StoreId=8&PartDetailId=SES-VM-1.0-G-F&TransactionId=try
 
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