About Oracle-Provided Solaris Images

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Oracle provides machine images for Oracle Solaris 11.3 (x86, 64-bit).

The Oracle-provided images include the essential packages for getting started using the instance that you create in Compute Classic. These images are updated according to Oracle's quarterly critical patch update schedule.


Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones are not supported. The only virtualization that’s supported within Oracle Solaris instances in Compute Classic is native non-global zones and Oracle Solaris 10 Zones.

See Workflow for Creating Your First Oracle Solaris Instance.


In instances created by using any of the Oracle-provided Oracle Solaris images, a user named opc is preconfigured. The opc user is assigned the System Administrator profile and can perform basic administration tasks without entering a password by using pfexec. The opc user is configured for remote access over the SSH v2 protocol using RSA keys. The SSH public keys that you specify while creating instances are added to the /export/home/opc/.ssh/authorized_keys file.


Direct login as root is disabled. You can assume the root role by running su -. The password is solaris_opc and is marked as expired. You must change the password the first time that you assume the root role.

Disk Layout

The images include a single disk that’s mapped to the root ZFS storage pool (rpool).

Support and Package Updates

When you create instances by using an Oracle-provided Oracle Solaris image, you get a support entitlement for Oracle Solaris. You can update packages from the support repository, file service requests to get support, and so on. The default IPS publisher, named solaris, is preconfigured to use the Oracle Solaris support repository (https://pkg.oracle.com/solaris/support/).

Language Support

See Managing Available Locales in International Language Environments Guide for Oracle Solaris 11.3.