Solaris on bare-metal instances

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One of my customers would like to install Solaris on bare-metal instances.

Is that supported?

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asked 6 years ago985 views
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To get an OS on our bare-metal servers to talk to the storage and network systems, it needs ENA and NVMe device drivers.

There's a Solaris NVMe driver - see https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E41059_01/html/E48312/napsm.gooqp.html - but I haven't come across a native ENA driver (at this point). This means that, unless someone ports https://github.com/amzn/amzn-drivers/commit/8770d557df1681e5a7923ba052ab246d65acca88 (or later), you're stuck.

Obviously, Oracle (or, indeed, AWS) support of such a thing would be another question entirely...

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Dave_W
answered 6 years ago
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The AWS partner Stromasys offer a SPARC hardware emulator, Charon-SSP. It can be installed on a Linux instance and behave as an SPARC machine, where Solaris can then be installed.

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/apn/re-hosting-sparc-alpha-or-other-legacy-systems-to-aws-with-stromasys/

Regards,

Mariano Corral Herranz

Mariano
answered 2 years ago

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