How to install Solaris 10 x86 on HP Proliant BL460c G6 – part II

After successfully installing and launching vSphere, log in to vSphere console and create default new Solaris 10 32bit profile:

Pic. 1. to login choice “Use windows session credentials”. Pic. 2. Login in progress
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Pic. 3. vSphere version windows
Pic. 4. vSphere main windows


P.S.: in my case the vSphere and default Solaris 10 x86 32bit installation were already done by responsible Engineer, therefore I not providing here details about its installation but continue to show how to right configuring VM guest for installation begin.

Pic. 5. Opening VM Guest machine Console
Pic. 6. VM Guest Solaris 10 x86 32bit Pic. 7. VM Guest “Edit Settings”
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Now is necessary to customize VMware Solaris installserver for 64bit support before installing Solaris OS:


Pic. 8. Increase memory min to 4GB Pic. 9. Increase CPU number min to 2
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Pic. 10. Increase video RAM to 128MB Pic. 11. disable VMCI
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Pic. 12. Floppy drive(can be disable) Pic. 13. CD mode IDE
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Pic. 14. NIC MAC address automatic Pic. 15.SCSI none sharing
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Pic. 16.  SCSI LSI Logic SAS Pic. 17. Attach hard disk to SCSI port
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Pic. 18. Choice Solaris 10 64bit Pic. 19. vApp disable
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Pic. 20. VMware tools defaults Pic. 21. Power management defaults
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Pic. 22.  General defaults Pic. 23. Configuration list
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Pic. 24. CPUID Mask defaults Pic. 25. CPUID Advanced output
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Pic. 26. Boot option defaults Pic. 27. Paravirtualization disabled
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Pic. 28. Fibre Channel NPIV disable Pic. 29. CPU/MMU virtualization Intel VT-x/AMD-v
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Pic. 30. Swapfile location default Pic. 31. Resource CPU default
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Pic. 32. Resource Memory default Pic. 33. Resource disk default
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Pic. 34. Advanced CPU mode ANY Pic. 35. First boot – broken MBR
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Pic. 36. connect to ISO image Pic. 37. choice iso image
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Pic. 38. reboot Guest machine Pic. 39. Choice boot – force BIOS setup
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Pic. 40. Boot menu Pic. 41. CD-ROM first boot device
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Pic. 42. Save BIOS and reboot  
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