This book describes planning your installation or upgrade with the SolarisTM Operating
System (OS) on both networked and nonnetworked SPARC®
and x86 architecture based
systems. This book also provides overviews of several technologies that relate to installation such
as Solaris Zones, GRUB based booting, and the creation of RAID-1 volumes during
This book does not include instructions about how to set up system
hardware or other peripherals.
Note - This Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of
processor architectures: UltraSPARC®
, SPARC64, AMD64, Pentium, and Xeon EM64T. The supported
systems appear in the Solaris 10 Hardware Compatibility List at https://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl. This document cites any implementation differences between
the platform types.
In this document these x86 related terms mean the following:
“x86” refers to the larger family of 64-bit and 32-bit x86 compatible products.
“x64” points out specific 64-bit information about AMD64 or EM64T systems.
“32-bit x86” points out specific 32-bit information about x86 based systems.
For supported systems, see the Solaris 10 Hardware Compatibility List.