TECH OpenSolaris 2008.11 question.

deusexaethera

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Jan 27, 2005
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One of the project teams at my company has specifically requested an OpenSolaris server to run their applications on, and since all of the infrastructure in my office is now virtualized (save for the file server), I set up a VM with OpenSolaris on it. VMware Tools sort of installed correctly (it's not officially supported), in that it does run if I manually start it, but it doesn't start automatically when XWindows starts. How do I run a program as a service in OpenSolaris?
 
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deusexaethera

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Jan 27, 2005
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Because the production system is going to run on whatever the paid version of Solaris is (still Solaris 10 maybe?), so they want to do the testing on the same OS.

Did you know the IRS uses Solaris, btw?
 
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deusexaethera

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Jan 27, 2005
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X is just a GUI on *nix, so you probably mean that you want VMWare tools to run as a daemon? Are these just for X, or for the whole OS?

You have two options: create a run script in /etc/rcX.d or you can use SMF.

http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/content/selfheal/smf-quickstart.jsp

Solaris is kind of a motherfucker, but it is utterly stable and reliable.
VMware Tools primarily affect the mouse and clipboard. I honestly don't know whether they have any use outside of X.

Thanks, I'll take a look at those.
 

trouphaz

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Sep 22, 2003
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uh, why not just use Solaris 10 x86? it is a free download from sun.com. OpenSolaris is supposedly paving the way for Solaris 11. if you are looking for a production OS, just stick with Solaris 10. stay away from the bleeding edge OpenSolaris unless you are looking to test some new functionality that is coming in future releases of Solaris.

http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/get.jsp
 

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