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Oracle Solaris 11.2 System Administration Handbook by Glynn Foster, Harry Foxwell

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CHAPTER8Installing Applications Using Templates and IPS

Solaris 11 for x86 systems can be installed as a virtual machine (VM) on several popular hypervisor environments, including Parallels Desktop for Mac, VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion for Mac, the open source Xen hypervisor, on Oracle’s Xen-based OVM for x86, and on VirtualBox. The most common use of cases for such virtualized environments is for learning about operating system (OS) features and for creating test and development environments. Installing Solaris 11 in a VM enables learning how to set up and explore new OS features and frameworks like OpenStack and Puppet using multiple ...

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