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8.1 Supported Configurations: Sun Solaris 9 on x86

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Sun Solaris 9 on x86 with 8.1 SP5

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.


This section provides the following information:

Related Information


Configuration Requirements

Table 2-1 Requirements for 8.1 SP5 on Sun Solaris 9 on x86

Operating System Version and Patches

Sun Solaris 9 (GA version and later service packs)

Chip Architecture and Minimum Processor Speed

x86 (1.1 GHz)


Sun Java 2 SDK 1.4.2_08 JavaTM 2 Runtime Environment (32-bit), Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_08-b03) Java HotspotTM Client VM (build 1.4.2_08-b03, mixed mode) and all later 1.4.2 releases

Design and Development Tools

Supports WebLogic Server development tools.


512 MB required; 1 GB recommended

Performance Pack



Node Manager



BEA jDrivers for Oracle

Not supported



Known Issues

Smart Update Fails: On a Solaris/x86 configuration, you cannot upgrade your configuration from a pre-SP5 version of WebLogic Platform 8.1 to WebLogic Platform 8.1 SP5 by using the Smart Update tool. To upgrade to 8.1 SP5 on a Solaris/x86 configuration, use the upgrade installer, instead.

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:


Download and Installation Instructions

This section provides instructions for the following procedures:

Downloading and Installing the Sun SDK 1.4.2_08

  1. Go to the Sun SDK download site:
  2. Download the Sun Java 2 SDK 1.4.2_08 for the Solaris x86 platform.
  3. Following the instructions on the download page, install the SDK.

Downloading and Installing WebLogic Platform 8.1 SP5

To install WebLogic Platform 8.1 SP5 on a configuration of Solaris 9 on x86, complete the following procedure:

  1. Go to the BEA downloads site:

  3. For WebLogic Platform 8.1 SP5, select "Sun Solaris (9, 10, x86)" as your operating system, and download the WebLogic Platform package installer.
  4. Complete the instructions titled "Starting Graphical-Mode Installation for .jar Installation Files" in Installing BEA WebLogic Platform:

For more information about installing WebLogic Platform, see Installing BEA WebLogic Platform:


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