By participating in the Oracle Solaris OS Hardware Certification Program and successfully completing the test by using Oracle HCTS, system vendors, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and IHVs have the following benefits.
Systems and components are listed in the Oracle Solaris OS Hardware Compatibility List (HCL).
Customers get a choice of platforms for the hardware components that they purchase. The device drivers and the certified components that they support gain increased exposure to customers whose purchasing policy requires them to select certified peripherals.
Compete in new markets and help your products stay competitive in current markets thereby increasing the product sales.
Establish a link to the HCL entry of the Oracle Solaris system certified product on your product web site. HCL entries can also point to your driver download page.
The certification process can be completed quickly and is free of charge.
If hardware passes all the tests after running the Oracle HCTS application at the first pass, that hardware is listed under the Certified category of the HCL.
The hardware that fails to clear one or more tests at the first round after running the Oracle HCTS application, is listed under the Reported to Work category of HCL. The hardware under the Reported to Work category can be later updated to the Certified category once the hardware passes all the tests of Oracle HCTS.