Guest Operating System Installation Guide : Installing Guest Operating Systems : Solaris 10 Operating System x86 Platform Edition

Solaris 10 Operating System x86 Platform Edition
VMware products support only the version for x86 platforms. You cannot install the version for SPARC platforms in a VMware virtual machine.
The easiest method of installing the Solaris 10 Operating System in a virtual machine is to use the standard Solaris 10 for x86 installation media. The notes below describe an installation using the CD set or DVD.
Before you begin, verify that the following tasks are complete:
Before upgrading a virtual machine’s guest operating system to the latest Solaris 10 release, increase the virtual machine’s RAM. See your VMware product documentation for instructions. For more information see the System Requirements and Recommendations for Solaris 10 Installation, on the Sun Web site at:
Installation Steps
VMware Tools in a Solaris 10 Guest
On ESX, VMware Tools is supported on ESX 3.x and later.