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Charon Virtual SPARC with VE licensing

Charon Virtual SPARC with VE licensing

By: Stromasys Latest Version: Charon-SSP 5.6.1

Product Overview

Charon Virtual SPARC with VE Licensing belongs to a family of emulators from Stromasys which extend the lives of mission-critical legacy applications by unfettering them from the underlying, past-end-of-life servers such as Sun SPARC, VAX, Alpha, PDP11, and HP/PA-RISC servers.

Charon-SSP replicates the Virtual SPARC hardware layer onto industry standard x86 computer systems. Charon-SSP is fully binary compatible with SPARC hardware, including storage, Ethernet, and serial line I/O. The Charon-SSP virtual layer behaves as SPARC hardware and is compatible with SunOS, Solaris, and associated applications. This compatibility allows applications to be quickly re-hosted in the Charon-SSP virtualized environment, bypassing software code conversion, changes, or replacement.

Charon-SSP for Virtual SPARC with VE License is a specific version of Charon-SSP which permits licensing at the local Linux instance, or on its Linux VM, eliminating the requirement for a customer to access Charon-SSP via a public network.

Charon-SSP replaces SPARC systems from the Sun4m, Sun4u and early Sun4v (pre-Oracle) family. Charon-SSP supports versions SunOS 4.1 to Solaris 11.4. Solaris is "Bring-Your-Own-License"(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. Refer to our documentation below under Usage, for more information about this process. In addition, there is a bare metal version of Charon-SSP available. Contact us directly for more information. (Please note that Stromasys requires customers to review their specific licensing agreements as they pertain to Sun/Oracle SPARC and Solaris.) Charon-SSP for Virtual SPARC with VE licensing documentation can be found at

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Charon-SSP 5.6.1

Operating System

Linux/Unix, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x/8.x

Delivery Methods

  • Amazon Machine Image

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