In this article we are going to see the step by step installation method of Solaris 10 on VMware Workstation. Prior to performing the installation we need to concentrate on prerequisites which is listed below. Once we have created the Virtual Machine we can continue the below steps. Lets we can start our installation process.
1. Latest VMware Workstation ( Download link)
2. Solaris 10 ISO image (Download link)
3. Resources requirements (Disk space, CPU, RAM, NIC, etc..,)
4. Host Name /IP Address
5. Root Passwd
Refer the link Create a Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation
Once "Powered ON" your Virtual Machine, It will boot from ISO image and will prompt to select the option as shown below and Selected Solaris
Select the default option "Solaris Interactive" by entering "1"
Select keyboard Layout as "US-English" and Click F2 and Select the Language as per your requirement. Below example Selected "English"
Continue the installation by click the F2 and Select Network Connectivity as "No" (Can be configured Later), If you have IP address details, then you can continue with those details By selecting "Yes".
Confirm the Date and Time and click F2
Additional Products Selected as "None" and Click F2 to Continue and Selected the File system as UFS. If you want to configure as ZFS, then Select as ZFS and F2 to continue.
Now we have almost done the installation configurations and Select F2_begin Installations.
Once installation has completed, System will reboot automatically and come up with the below login prompt