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8.1 Supported Configurations: Sun Solaris 10 on SPARC

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Sun Solaris 10 on SPARC with 8.1 SP6

BEA also supports WebLogic Integration 8.5 SP6 on this configuration.

Provides full support for WebLogic Server. WebLogic Workshop, WebLogic Integration, and WebLogic Portal are not supported. See below for Design and Development Tools support.


This section provides the following information:

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Configuration Requirements

Table 1-1 Requirements for 8.1 SP6 on Sun Solaris 10 on SPARC

Operating System Version and Patches

Sun Solaris 10

Chip Architecture and Minimum Processor Speed

UltraSPARC (168 MHz)


  • Sun Java 2 SDK 1.4.2_11 JavaTM 2 Runtime Environment (32-bit), Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_11) Java HotspotTM Client and Server VMs (build 1.4.2_11, mixed mode) and all later 1.4.2 releases

  • Azul Virtual Machine and later patches

Design and Development Tools

The WebLogic Workshop IDE and WebLogic Integration Format Builder are 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

Performance Pack



Node Manager



BEA jDrivers for Oracle

For this Oracle client version:

The following shared libraries are provided:

Oracle and later patch sets

  • lib/solaris/oci920_8/

  • lib/solaris/oci920_8/



Known Issues

Issues When Using the Azul Virtual Machine

Note: Keep in mind that the BEA WebLogic jDriver has been deprecated in WebLogic Platform 8.1. BEA does not support the use of the WebLogic jDriver with WebLogic Server 8.1 SP6 with the Azul Virtual Machine.

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Download, Installation, and Configuration Instructions

To install WebLogic Platform on your Solaris 10 system, follow the instructions provided in Installing BEA WebLogic Platform:

Note: If you want to use the Solaris Zones feature, you must implement a few configuration requirements during the installation of WebLogic Platform. Therefore, if you plan to use this feature, read the instructions in Configuring Your WebLogic Platform Installation for Multi-Zone Operation before launching the installer.

Configuring Your WebLogic Platform Installation for Multi-Zone Operation

WebLogic Platform can be run in multiple zones of a Solaris 10 system, as long as the product is installed and configured to accommodate the Solaris Zones feature. To prepare your WebLogic Platform installation to accommodate Solaris Zones, complete the following procedure:

  1. During the installation of WebLogic Platform, specify a directory to which all zones will have access.
  2. Note: BEA strongly recommends this step so you can avoid installing WebLogic Platform in the default root file system. If WebLogic Platform is installed in the default root, all zones will require write access to root and such widespread write access is not recommended.

  3. Define a separate WebLogic Platform or WebLogic Server domain for each zone so that the log files for each zone can go to a different location. If you choose, you can also configure a cluster to work across multiple zones as long as you provide read, write, and execute permissions to the domain directory to all the local zones participating in the cluster. For more information, see "Overview of WebLogic Server Domains" in Configuring and Managing WebLogic Server:

Service Migration on Solaris Zones

The following WebLogic Server migratable services are not supported on Solaris Zones:


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