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Solaris 11 post-installation
 
Allow root login and put your SSH public keys in place,
cd /etc/ssh/
cp sshd_config sshd_config.dist
vi sshd_config
PermitRootLogin yes
svcadm restart sshd

cd /etc/default/
cp login login.dist
#CONSOLE=/dev/console

rolemod -K type=normal root

cd ~/
mkdir -p .ssh/
cd .ssh/
cat >> authorized_keys <<EOF
KEYS HERE
EOF
 
You can now connect remotely.
 
Make sure the system doesn't start gnome gdm at boot time,
svcadm disable application/graphical-login/gdm:default
 
Allo admin user to switch to root,
usermod -R root adminuser
 
Allow admin user to sudo,
vi /etc/sudoers
adminuser ALL=(ALL) ALL
 
Fix the PATH setting and tweak the shell a little bit,
vi .bash_profile
source $HOME/.bashrc
vi .bashrc
typeset +x PS1="\u@\h:\w\$ "
export PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin
case "himBH" in *i*)
alias ll='ls -alhF'
alias rm='rm -i'
alias cp='cp -i'
alias mv='mv -i'
;;
esac
source .bashrc
 
Identify your network interface,
svcs | grep network | grep physical
dladm show-phys
dladm show-link
ipadm show-if
 
Change the hostname and IP using this script (assuming an IP has previously been setup),
#!/bin/bash
newhost=HOSTNAME_HERE
newip=IP_ADDRESS_HERE
svccfg -s system/identity:node listprop config
svccfg -s system/identity:node setprop config/nodename="$newhost"
svccfg -s system/identity:node setprop config/loopback="$newhost"
svccfg -s system/identity:node refresh
svcadm restart system/identity:node
svccfg -s system/identity:node listprop config
hostname
ipadm delete-addr net0/v4
ipadm create-addr -T static -a $newip/24 net0/v4
ipadm
cat >> /etc/hosts <<EOF && echo /etc/hosts done
$newip $newhost.example.com $newhost.example.local $newhost
EOF
 
Reduce the boot loader timeout from 30 to 3 seconds,
bootadm list-menu
bootadm set-menu timeout=3
bootadm list-menu
 
Install VMware Tools,
VM > Guest > Install VMware Tools
cp -R /cdrom/vmwaretools/ ~/
cd ~/vmwaretools/
tar xzf vmware-solaris-tools.tar.gz
cd vmware-tools-distrib/
./vmware-install.pl
check status and make sure it's enabled at startup,
/etc/init.d/vmware-tools status
find /etc/rc*.d/ | grep vmware
Ref. https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23824_01/html/821-1451/fahqr.html
 
For ZFS see http://pbraun.nethence.com/unix/filesystems/zfs.html
 
Refs.
https://blogs.oracle.com/VDIpier/entry/solaris_11_changing_the_hostname
https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23824_01/html/821-1459/disksprep-3.html
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19253-01/819-5461/6n7ht6r3m/index.html
https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23824_01/html/821-1448/gaynd.html
https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23824_01/html/821-1459/fscreate-6.html
https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23824_01/html/821-1459/disksprep-3.html
http://solaris.kuehnke.de/archives/28-How-to-change-your-hostname-and-IP-Address-in-Solaris-11.html
http://wiki.loopback.org/index.php/Change_IP_address_on_Solaris_11
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/servers-storage-admin/s11-network-config-1632927.html
http://thegeekdiary.com/how-to-configure-an-ip-address-in-solaris-11/
https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23824_01/html/E24456/glhbr.html
https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23824_01/html/821-1458/gjwiq.html
http://nutek.support/forum/viewtopic.php?t=451
http://blog.allanglesit.com/2011/03/solaris-11-network-configuration-basics/
 

Last update: Dec 06, 2016