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If you are not currently working with Oracle to get listed as Certified on the HCL and want more details on how to participate, please contact the HCL team.

Hardware Compatibility List Overview

The Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) identifies SPARC & x86 hardware that is compatible with the Oracle Solaris Operating System (the Oracle Solaris OS) and provides information about available software support.

Browsing the Lists

The HCL is available for the Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle Solaris 11 releases.

HCL Structure

When you click View the HCL, you see that the HCL for the Oracle Solaris OS is organized into Systems and Components. Within each of these two main categories, you have two ways to organize the HCL data:

The following list shows the tabs that are available in each category:

Systems Categories

Components Categories

All the components categories have tabs that enable you to display only the Certified components or only the Reported to Work components.

Support for Certified Systems

Software Support is available for Oracle & Non-Oracle Certified systems listed on the HCL. Information on support for Oracle systems can be found here. For details of support available for Non-Oracle systems go here.

Note (Oracle Solaris 11.4): Please note that there are several Oracle Solaris EOFs which could affect platform support using Oracle Solaris 11.4. We are in the process of identifying those that are fully supported, and recommend testing of existing hardware systems and components before putting them into a production environment with Oracle Solaris 11.4.

Statement of Policy

Oracle HCTS certification requires 64-bit Oracle Solaris OS.

The HCL lists some system configurations and products that require third-party device drivers. If the third party elects not to continue support for their drivers for the Oracle Solaris 10 OS, Oracle cannot guarantee ongoing interoperability between the third-party device and the Oracle Solaris OS running on a system that contains the third-party device.

Lifecycle Management

System configurations may change over the lifetime of a product; Oracle is not guaranteed to receive product change notifications from third parties. Software support will continue for systems under contract in the original configuration listed in the HCL, but additional certification may be required for modified configurations.

Oracle may decide to remove systems from the HCL. This happens only rarely, for example, in cases of obsolescence or a vendor going out of business. Software support will continue for contract customers for their installed base of systems, noting that Oracle may not be able to resolve hardware related issues.

Device driver support in Oracle Solaris is continually being updated to address new chipset versions and additional vendors. Device drivers, and consequently certain systems, may be removed according to published lifecycle policy. Notice of such transitions is provided in the Oracle Solaris 10 Release Notes in the Oracle Solaris 10 Release and Installation Collection.

Certification Using the HCTS (Hardware Certification Test Suite)

Following are the guidelines for a successful system or controller certification:

Submitting Hardware as "Reported to Work"

The HCL can accept "Reported to Work" entries for systems and components that operate with the the current shipping versions and Oracle Solaris 11.1 releases of the Oracle Solaris OS.

Users must download and install the Oracle Solaris OS and can then submit the results so that others can gain from their experience. Either complete systems or components can be submitted using the HCL submission form. On the submission form, select "No" to answer the question "Have you run the Hardware Certification Test Suite?"

There is no requirement to run the HCTS. However, submission forms must be completed in full, noting that the HCTS was not run.

Adding Notes to HCL Entries

The Detail view for each HCL entry has a link to allow any user to submit additional information and updates.

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