It is quite likely that you don’t recognise the ‘stars at elbow and foot’ quote that begins this blog entry.
It’s from a bloody awful film called “Solaris”. Years ago, I nodded off in it several times before finally snoring my way through the last 40 minutes (apparently). I doubt anyone else made it completely through the movie, either, so sparkling bits of dialogue such as this blog’s title are likely to have gone under the radar, I fear…
But anyway: the film happens to have a name that readers of this blog are likely to recognise, albeit in a different context: Solaris.
It’s a fine operating system (and we’ll have no comments here about ‘slow-laris’ and the like) and one I use daily in my real-life production DBA job. Usually, it runs Oracle databases on it beautifully -as you might expect, given the O/S and RDBMS are both coming from the one vendor.
In keeping with my recent run of scripts to help automate various Oracle RDBMS installations onto a variety of Linux distros, therefore, I thought I’d do one for Solaris x86 (i.e., the Intel-flavour of Solaris, rather than the Sparc one).
Just one word of warning, though: 12c only installs on Solaris 11.3 if there is around 8GB RAM available. In a 4GB virtual machine, I got an ORA-27122 Unable to protect memory error instead. 11gR2 installs OK in 4GB, but 12c is a hungrier beast and your hardware budget needs to expand accordingly!
will be is an article showing what I did, to whom and when …sometime late next week.