Karen Perkins, last updated on 2009-05-15
Are you running the Solaris Operating System or OpenSolaris Operating System on HP hardware? If so, check out the resources we've gathered here to help you.
Solaris Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) and OpenSolaris HCL, which identify systems and peripherals that are compatible with the Solaris OS and OpenSolaris OS and provide information about available software support.
The HCL contains a ton of useful info that you can slice and dice in various ways. For example, you can sort by system category (for instance, all servers), by recently submitted systems, and by component categories (for example, CDROM/DVD drive). Within each category, you can drill down further to see info only on particular models or only by particular manufacturers (for example, HP). If this sounds complicated, never fear. At any time, you can jump straight to a page where you can search the HCL.
Sun's Device Detection Tool, which determines whether Solaris 10 or OpenSolaris can run the devices on your x86 or x64 system. (If your devices are already shown in the HCL, or if you purchased a system preconfigured with Solaris from HP, you do not need to use this tool.)
Installation Check Tool, which lets you verify that a system is ready to install the Solaris 10 OS before you actually run the installation. (If the system you want to test already exists in the Solaris HCL, you do not need to use this tool.)
Hardware Certification Test Suite, which certifies that your x64/x86 system or component runs the Solaris OS. All hardware that passes certification testing is eligible to be included in the Solaris HCL as a certified system or component. (If your system or component is already shown in the HCL, you do not need to use this tool.)
Solaris 10 Applications Library, where you can search for and download Solaris 10 applications for SPARC and x86 platforms.
Device and Third-party Solaris Device Driver Reference Lists, which provide lists of third-party Solaris and OpenSolaris device drivers that are used by hardware devices.
Solaris on HP Servers web site, which provides info about the expanded, multi-year agreement for HP to distribute and support the Solaris 10 OS on HP ProLiant server and blade platforms.
See the following sections of this web site for these resources:
Overview of BigAdmin, which describes what BigAdmin is and how to use it
Solaris Technologies, which provides resources for Solaris, OpenSolaris, and related technologies, such as Solaris Containers and Solaris Zones
HP Resources, which provides links to resources on hp.com for Solaris on HP hardware
Sun Resources, which provides links to additional Sun resources, such as wikis, documentation, downloads, training, and more
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