how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox

How to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox

In this Post you will learn how to install the Solaris 11.4 on virtualBox

In most cases, you want to install and practice Sun Solaris operating System. This post about the how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox.

Prerequisites :

Please follow the this post for oracle solaris installation guide.

First, you will need to download the Solaris ISO and Oracle virtualbox software.

1. A system with minmum 2 GB RAM and around 20 GB of disk space.
2. Oracle virtualbox software. (Download here).
3. Oracle Solaris 11 ISO image (Download here).

Start Installation Process

Open the virtualbox software and click on new.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
VirtualBox


After select the new button, enter the name of VM into the field. Verify that the Type is Solaris, and the version is 11, 64 bit. Then click next.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
Enter the Name of VM

We will now set the memory of the virtual machine.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
virtualbox Memory settings

We will be creating new virtual Hard disk for the solaris 11.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
virtualbox Hard settings

Click create virtual Hard Disk file type for the solaris 11.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
virtualbox hard disk type settings

Select dynamically allocated. A fixed size hard disk file may take longer to create on some system but is often faster to use. Click next.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
virtualbox storage settings

Name the HDD file we are going to create and choose the path to store the hard disk file. I will be allocate the size of hard disk as 20 GB. Click on create.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
virtualbox Fie location settings

We are almost done with all the settings. To add the ISO, make sure the new virtual machine is selected, and then select settings.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
virtualbox settings

Then from the storage settings. Now we will add a new ISO file.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
virtualbox ISO settings

Select OK to start the server. Now we will boot the OS and run the solaris installer.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
virtualbox Start

Select the default US-English keyboard layout and press enter.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
Select Keyboard layout of SunOS solaris

To select default keyboard layout.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
Select Language of SunOS solaris

Select the option 1 to install the Oracle solaris 11.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
SunOS solaris Install

Now appears the Welcome screen of solaris 11. On this screen press F2 to continue.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
SunOS solaris Welcome screen

Select discovery method for disks.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
SunOS solaris Discovery Screen

Where should Oracle Solaris be installed?. Press F2 to continue.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
SunOS solaris Disk Screen

GPT Partitions we will select use the entire disk and press F2 to continue.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
SunOS solaris GPT Partitions

Enter a name for this server that identifies it on the network.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
SunOS solaris Host settings

Select a wired network connecttion to configure.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
SunOS solaris Netowk settings

Select DHCP network interface should be configured.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
SunOS solaris Netowk instarface settings

Select the region that contains your time zone and location.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
SunOS solaris Time zone settings

Select the default language support and locale specific date format and language territory.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
SunOS solaris Locale language settings

Edit the date and time as necessary.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
SunOS solaris Date and Time settings

Select your keyboard. Define a root password for the system and user account for yourself.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
SunOS solaris user settings

Esc Support Registration paert. Press F2 to continue.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
SunOS solaris installation summary settings

Once the installation is complete we need to reboot the OS.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
SunOS solaris installing

Do remember to remove the ISO image from the virtual machine or else the installation would start again.

how to install solaris 11.4 on virtualbox
SunOS solaris login prompt

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