Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Installation Guide

Chapter 3 Configuring the Optional Preinstalled Solaris Operating System

The SolarisTM 10 OS and additional developer software might be preinstalled on the Sun Ultra 27 Workstation workstation. This chapter contains instructions for configuring the preinstalled Solaris 10 OS and describes the additional developer software.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Configuring the Preinstalled Solaris 10 OS

This section covers the following topics:

Solaris 10 OS Licensing Information

The Solaris 10 OS installed on your system does not require a licensing fee. For more information, go to:

Disk Layout

When the Solaris 10 OS is preinstalled, the boot hard drive (HD) in your workstation is configured as follows:

Preparing to Configure the Preinstalled Solaris 10 OS

Use a copy of Table 3–1 to write down the information that you might need to collect before setting up the Solaris 10 OS.

To help you fill out the information in the table, your system administrator (SA) can provide you with information specific to your site before you begin. Check with your SA about whether some of the information is available on your network.

Table 3–1 Information for Preinstalled Solaris 10 OS Configuration

Setup Window 

Explanation and Notes 

Your Information 

Select Language and Locale 

Native language and locale to use for the workstation. 


Host Name 

A name to give the workstation. 


Terminal Type 

Type of terminal to use on the workstation. 


Network Connectivity 

(IP Address) 

Network or stand-alone workstation protocols. A system administrator might be required to complete this section. 

Note: Depending on how you answer and what information is provided by your network, you might also be prompted for the workstation’s IP address.



Option to enable IPv6 on the workstation. 


Security Settings 

Security settings and protocols. 


Name Service 

Note –

Name service to use: NIS+, NIS, DNS, LDAP, or None.

Note –

This window appears only if the workstation is connected to a network.


Domain Name 

NIS or NIS+ domain for this workstation. 

Note –

This window appears only if you specify NIS or NIS+ as the naming Service.


Name Server/ Subnet/ Subnet Mask 

Name server (specify the server or have the workstation find one on a local subnet). 

Note –

This window displays only if the workstation is connected to a network.

Note –

Depending on how you answer and what information is provided by your network, you might also be prompted for:

  • The subnet for the workstation

  • The subnet mask for the workstation


Time Zone 

Local time zone (select by geographic region, GMT offset, or a time zone file). 


Date and Time 

Current date and time (accept the default, or enter the current date and time). 


Root Password 

Root (superuser) password for the workstation. 


Proxy Server Configuration 

Workstation connection: direct to the Internet or through a proxy server. 


ProcedureTo Configure the Preinstalled Solaris 10 OS

  1. Power on the workstation (see Powering the Workstation On and Off).

  2. Answer the prompts by following the onscreen instructions and referring to the table of information that you collected.

  3. When you finish the configuration, the system reboots.

  4. Type the default user name and password to log in and begin using the workstation.

    default user name: root

    default password: changeme

  5. Review the Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Product Notes for any late-breaking information about your preinstalled software.

  6. Make a system OS backup.

    The backup is used to restore the OS.

    The Solaris 10 System Administration Collection includes instructions for backing up your OS and is available at

Restoring or Reinstalling the Solaris OS

The hard drive for your system might contain preinstalled software, including the Solaris 10 OS and additional developer software applications. The preinstalled OS is preconfigured with drivers required to support the workstation’s hardware. This section discusses restore and reinstall procedures.

ProcedureTo Restore the Solaris OS

  1. To restore the OS, use the system OS backup.

ProcedureTo Reinstall the Solaris OS

  1. Follow the instructions in the Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Linux, OpenSolaris and Solaris Operating System Installation Guide to configure the OS and install the drivers.

Exploring the Preinstalled Developer Software

The following minimum versions of Sun’s developer software are preinstalled on your Sun Ultra 27 Workstation. The following sections provide an overview of each developer software package:

Your system might have later versions of this software preinstalled.

Sun Studio 12 Software

Sun Studio software delivers a high-performance, optimizing C, C++, and Fortran developer toolchain for Solaris, OpenSolaris, and Linux operating systems, including support for multicore x86- and SPARC-based systems. The toolchain includes parallelizing compilers, code-level and memory debuggers, performance and thread analysis tools, OpenMP support as well as optimized math libraries. With a next-generation NetBeans-based IDE, development of multicore applications has never been easier.

It includes a set of basic Java language support modules that can be enabled if needed for JNI (JavaTM Native Interface) development.

The Sun Studio software consists of two major components:

  1. The Sun Studio component, which includes the IDE, compilers, tools, and core platform.

  2. The Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) technology on which the core platform runs.

For more information about the Sun Studio software or to download the software, go to:

NetBeans IDE

The NetBeans IDE 5.0 includes Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) development capabilities. This new release not only enables developers to develop applications in the web tier, but also includes Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) and web service development capabilities.

The NetBeans IDE is a single platform with out-of-the-box development capabilities and support for enterprise (J2EE 1.4) applications and web services, mobile or wireless Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) applications and services, and desktop Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) applications. The robust open-source Java IDE has everything that Java software developers need to develop cross-platform desktop, web, and mobile applications straight out of the box.

For more information about the NetBeans IDE, or to download the software, go to: