JavaScript is required to for searching.
Skip Navigation Links
Exit Print View
Installing Oracle Solaris 11.1 Systems     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
search filter icon
search icon

Document Information


Part I Oracle Solaris 11.1 Installation Options

1.  Overview of Installation Options

Part II Installing Using Installation Media

2.  Preparing for the Installation

System Requirements for Live Media and Text Installations

Preparing a Boot Environment for Installing Multiple Operating Systems

Partitioning Your System

Guidelines for Partitioning a System Prior To Installation

Guidelines for Partitioning a System During an Interactive Installation

x86: Setting Up Partitions During an Interactive Installation

Setting Up VTOC Slices During a Text Installation

Ensuring That You Have the Proper Device Drivers

How to Use the Oracle Device Detection Tool

Using Oracle Configuration Manager

3.  Using Live Media

4.  Using the Text Installer

5.  Automated Installations That Boot From Media

6.  Unconfiguring or Reconfiguring an Oracle Solaris instance

Part III Installing Using an Install Server

7.  Automated Installation of Multiple Clients

8.  Setting Up an Install Server

9.  Customizing Installations

10.  Provisioning the Client System

11.  Configuring the Client System

12.  Installing and Configuring Zones

13.  Running a Custom Script During First Boot

14.  Installing Client Systems

15.  Troubleshooting Automated Installations

Part IV Performing Related Tasks

A.  Working With Oracle Configuration Manager

B.  Using the Device Driver Utility


Ensuring That You Have the Proper Device Drivers

Before installing the Oracle Solaris OS, you need to determine whether your system's devices are supported. Review the Hardware Compatibility Lists (HCL) at The HCL provide information about hardware that is certified or reported to work with the Oracle Solaris operating system.

You can, also, use the Oracle Device Detection Tool before or after an installation to determine whether a device driver is available. The Oracle Device Detection Tool reports whether the current release supports the devices that have been detected on your system. This tool runs on many different systems, including several different Solaris 10 releases, Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD. There is a link to the Oracle Device Detection Tool on the HCL (

For instructions on using the Oracle Device Detection Tool, see How to Use the Oracle Device Detection Tool.

Note - After an installation, you can use the Device Driver Utility to perform the similar tasks. For more information about the Device Driver Utility, see Appendix B, Using the Device Driver Utility.

How to Use the Oracle Device Detection Tool

Before or after you perform an installation, you can use the Oracle Device Detection Tool as follows to determine whether the current release includes drivers for all of the devices on your system.

  1. In a web browser, go to
  2. In the Using the Device Detection Tool section, click the Start Oracle Device Detection Tool option.
  3. Accept the license agreement.
  4. Click the ddtool download link.
  5. Select the Open with JavaWS option, then select Run.

    The tool runs but it is not installed on your system.

  6. Select the Target Operating System for which you want to check driver availability.

    Tip - For additional information, click the Help button.