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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 



rolemod -K type=normal root 


cd ~/ 

mkdir -p .ssh/ 

cd .ssh/ 

cat >> authorized_keys <<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' 



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), 




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 


ipadm delete-addr net0/v4 

ipadm create-addr -T static -a $newip/24 net0/v4 


cat >> /etc/hosts <<EOF && echo /etc/hosts done 

$newip $ $newhost.example.local $newhost 



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/ 


check status and make sure it's enabled at startup, 

/etc/init.d/vmware-tools status 

find /etc/rc*.d/ | grep vmware 



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