Oracle Solaris

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Oracle Solaris is a proprietary Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems. After the Sun acquisition by Oracle in 2010, it was renamed Oracle Solaris. It supports SPARC and x86-64 workstations and servers. It is known for its stability, performance, scalability and innovative features such as DTrace or ZFS.

Release Released Premier Support Extended Support
11.4 5 years and 10 months ago
(28 Aug 2018)
Ends in 7 years
(01 Nov 2031)
Ends in 10 years
(01 Nov 2034)
11.3 8 years ago
(26 Oct 2015)
Ended 3 years and 6 months ago
(01 Jan 2021)
Ends in 2 years and 5 months
(01 Jan 2027)
11.2 10 years ago
(29 Apr 2014)
No Unavailable
11.1 11 years ago
(03 Oct 2012)
No Unavailable
11 12 years ago
(09 Nov 2011)
No Unavailable
10 19 years ago
(31 Jan 2005)
Ended 6 years ago
(01 Jan 2018)
Ends in 2 years and 5 months
(01 Jan 2027)
9 22 years ago
(28 May 2002)
Ended 12 years ago
(01 Oct 2011)
Ended 9 years ago
(01 Oct 2014)
8 24 years ago
(01 Feb 2000)
Ended 15 years ago
(01 Mar 2009)
Ended 12 years ago
(01 Mar 2012)

Current Oracle Solaris support policy is based on Oracle Lifetime Support Policy - Oracle and Sun System Software and Operating Systems. This policy provides three stages of support: premier, extended and sustaining.

Premier Support is available for a minimum of 10 years from the general availability. It provides access to bug and security fixes and is included with the purchase of an Oracle Solaris license.

Extended Support is available for an additional 3 years from the end of the Premier Support. It provides access to bug and security fixes and requires an additional fee.

Sustaining Support is available indefinitely from the end of the Extended Support period or, if Extended Support was not purchased, from the end of the Premier Support period. It provides access to critical patch updates created during the Premier and Extended Support periods and requires an additional fee.

More information is available on the Oracle Solaris website.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
cat /etc/release

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