SCO UnixWare 7 documentation covers information on how to install the operating system in a virtual machine. For additional information about the operating system, refer to the instructions included in the installation media.

SCO UnixWare 7 documentation includes the following topics:

Installation Instructions

To install SCO UnixWare 7 in a virtual machine you can use the standard SCO UnixWare distribution CDs, the boot floppy/network method, or if your VMware product supports it, from a PXE server. The following installation instructions are for standard distribution CD.


Before you begin, verify that the following tasks are complete:
  • Read General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products.
  • SCO UnixWare 7 runs very slowly without assistance from CPU virtualization hardware. For near-native performance, the host must have support for nested page tables. This is found in AMD Barcelona and later CPUs with Rapid Virtualization Indexing (RVI) and in Intel Nehalem and later CPUs with Extended Page Tables (EPT).

Installation Steps

  1. Insert the SCO UnixWare 7.1.1 or 7.1.4 boot CD in the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Power on the virtual machine.
  3. (Optional) If you selected LSILOGIC/ LSISAS for SCSI adapter, then select Install HBA disk.
  4. Insert the HBA disk.

Installing SCO UnixWare Maintenance Packs

After installing the guest operating system, install UnixWare 7.1.1 Maintenance Pack 5 (MP5) or UnixWare 7.1.4 Maintenance Pack 4 (MP4) and patch p535283, according to SCO instructions.

The Maintenance Packs are located here:

Installing and Configuring SMP

If you use more than one virtual CPU in this guest, install the OS Multiprocessor Support (OSMP) package, which is not automatically installed. An additional SCO CPU license is required for each additional CPU. Forexample, if you use four virtual CPUs, you need one operating system license and three CPU licenses.

Install OSMP and any necessary licenses according to SCO documentation.

VMware Tools in an SCO UnixWare 7 Guest

VMware Tools does not support SCO UnixWare.

Knowledge Base Articles for SCO UnixWare 7

The following link refers to knowledge base articles on operating system specific issues. See VMware Knowledge Base for a list of known issues about the operating system.

VMware Compatibility Guide

The VMware Compatibility Guide Web site lists supported guest and host operating systems and provides related support information.

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