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Charon Virtual SPARC

By: Stromasys Latest Version: Charon-SSP 5.2.5

Product Overview

Charon-SSP is one of a family of cross-platform hypervisors (emulators) from Stromasys which extend the lives of mission-critical legacy applications by freeing them from the underlying, past-end-of-life VAX, Alpha, PDP-11, PA-RISC, and Sun SPARC servers. Charon-SSP recreates the virtual SPARC hardware layer on industry standard x86 computer systems. The virtual layer is compatible with any Sun software running on it and acts as SPARC hardware. There is no need for code conversion or source code. Charon-SSP is fully binary compatible with SPARC hardware, including storage, Ethernet, and serial line I/O.
Charon-SSP can replace SPARC systems from the Sun4m , Sun4u and early Sun4v (pre oracle) family. It supports SunOS 4.1 to Solaris 11.4. It is up to the customer to review their own licensing agreements. Therefore, Solaris is BYOL for Charon-SSP and customers must make available their own Solaris ISO image for the initial install, after which, the original filesystems from the legacy SPARC system may be migrated. Please see our documentation under Usage about this process. There is also a baremetal version that is available, but not under this AMI.
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Charon-SSP 5.2.5

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Linux/Unix, CentOS 7.X. 8X

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