For Sun's support services information site, see http://www.sun.com/service/support. If you have a support contract for the use of Solaris platforms, you may be able to obtain support for general Java issues (for example, SDK problems).
Table 7-1 Requirements for WebLogic Server 8.1 on Sun Solaris 8 on SPARC
Operating System Version and Patches
Chip Architecture and Minimum Processor Speed
UltraSPARC (168 MHz)
Sun Java 2 SDK 1.4.1_02-er (32 bit)
WebLogic Server 8.1 supports Sun Java 2 SDK 1.4.1_02-er and all later service packs of 1.4.1.
Supports the Java HotSpotTM Client and Server VMs.
Design and Development Tools
The WebLogic Workshop IDE is not supported on Sun Solaris systems. Sun Solaris is supported for the production deployment of applications developed in the WebLogic Workshop IDE, and for remote debugging of applications developed in the WebLogic Workshop IDE. Sun Solaris is also supported for the development and production deployment of WebLogic Server applications developed with other tools.
512 MB required; 1 GB recommended
BEA jDrivers for Oracle
For this Oracle client version:
The following shared libraries are provided:
BEA has discovered that some Solaris JVMs report an incorrect IP number. The reported IP number for the machine is the first number in the /etc/hosts file. Unfortunately, the first number in /etc/hosts is frequently 127.0.0.1, the standard loopback network address for the machine. This problem affects licenses, where a license is granted for a specific IP number.
This problem also occurs in a cluster in which an HTTP request is passed by a Web server or another WebLogic Server, via the HttpClusterServlet, to a WebLogic Server running on a Solaris machine with this configuration problem. The 127.0.0.1 IP number is carried with the server's response. Subsequent calls to that machine time out because of the incorrect IP number.
To determine whether this problem exists on your Solaris system, run the following command:
If you see 127.0.0.1 in the output, ask the system administrator to move the computer's network IP address to the beginning of the /etc/hosts file.
For more information about known issues with this release, see the WebLogic Server 8.1 Release Notes, available at: