Yes you can do that. The system running the repository does not need to be the same architecture or Solaris version as the content it serves. Solaris packages contain both the SPARC and x86 architecture binaries in the same package, and only download and install the appropriate binary.
As for wither a VM meets your performance requirements that depends on how you configure it and what your performance needs are based on how many and how often your clients contact the repository.
Note also that there are special considerations for running a supported version of Solaris under VMware that you should discuss with Oracle (and that I will not outline here on the forums).
Darren J Moffat - Oracle Solaris Engineering
would it be possible to run a Solaris11-Repo-Service on a Linux-Host?
Would it be still possible to
Synchronizing with the S11 Support repository (all versions of a package) how it used on Solaris on the Linux Platform?
Synchronizing with the S11 GA release repository will require authentication using cert/key:
# pkgrecv -s https://pkg.oracle.com/solaris/support/ --key $KEY --cert $CERT -d $MSR -m all-versions '*'
we have now apploid the recommended "
to run the Solaris SRU on Linux.
But in our enviroment the repo could not be successfully published. We only get the the following Output if we try to Access it.
But it should look like that:
root@audiinsg23hsm42:~# pkgrepo -s http://172.28.129.170 list | more PUBLISHER NAME O VERSION solaris SUNWaclg o 1.0.4-126.96.36.199.1.2.0:20190219T180835Z solaris SUNWj6dev r 188.8.131.52:20181013T021746Z solaris SUNWj6rt r 184.108.40.206:20181013T021747Z solaris SUNWjss o 4.3.2-220.127.116.11.1.2.0:20190219T180836Z
What could be the reason for that Problem?