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8.1 Supported Configurations: Sun Solaris 8 on SPARC

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Sun Solaris 8 on SPARC with WebLogic Platform 8.1

Provides full support for WebLogic Server and run-time support for WebLogic Workshop, WebLogic Integration, and WebLogic Portal. See below for Design and Development Tools support.


Note: WebLogic Platform 8.1 includes WebLogic Server 8.1 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

This section provides the following information:

Related Information


Configuration Requirements

Table 6-1 Requirements for WebLogic Platform 8.1 on Sun Solaris 8 on SPARC 

Operating System Version and Patches

Solaris 8

Chip Architecture and Minimum Processor Speed

UltraSPARC (168 MHz)


Sun Java 2 SDK 1.4.1_03 (32 bit)

  • WebLogic Platform 8.1 SP1 supports Sun Java 2 SDK 1.4.1_03 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 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:


  • lib/solaris/oci817_8/

  • lib/solaris/oci817_8/


  • lib/solaris/oci901_8/

  • lib/solaris/oci901_8/


  • lib/solaris/oci920_8/

  • lib/solaris/oci920_8/



Known Issues



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, 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 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:

java utils.netAddresses

If you see 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 any components of this release, see the appropriate Release Notes document. For a complete list of Release Notes supporting WebLogic Platform 8.1, see:


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