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System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones
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Part I Resource Management

1.  Introduction to Solaris 10 Resource Management

2.  Projects and Tasks (Overview)

3.  Administering Projects and Tasks

4.  Extended Accounting (Overview)

5.  Administering Extended Accounting (Tasks)

6.  Resource Controls (Overview)

7.  Administering Resource Controls (Tasks)

8.  Fair Share Scheduler (Overview)

9.  Administering the Fair Share Scheduler (Tasks)

10.  Physical Memory Control Using the Resource Capping Daemon (Overview)

11.  Administering the Resource Capping Daemon (Tasks)

12.  Resource Pools (Overview)

13.  Creating and Administering Resource Pools (Tasks)

14.  Resource Management Configuration Example

15.  Resource Control Functionality in the Solaris Management Console

Part II Zones

16.  Introduction to Solaris Zones

17.  Non-Global Zone Configuration (Overview)

18.  Planning and Configuring Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

19.  About Installing, Halting, Cloning, and Uninstalling Non-Global Zones (Overview)

20.  Installing, Booting, Halting, Uninstalling, and Cloning Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

21.  Non-Global Zone Login (Overview)

22.  Logging In to Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

23.  Moving and Migrating Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

24.  Solaris 10 9/10: Migrating a Physical Solaris System Into a Zone (Tasks)

25.  About Packages and Patches on a Solaris System With Zones Installed (Overview)

What's New in Packaging and Patching When Zones Are Installed

Packaging and Patch Tools Overview

About Packages and Zones

Patches Generated for Packages

Interactive Packages

Keeping Zones in Sync

Package Operations Possible in the Global Zone

Package Operations Possible in a Non-Global Zone

How Zone State Affects Patch and Package Operations

About Adding Packages in Zones

Using pkgadd in the Global Zone

Adding a Package to the Global Zone and to All Non-Global Zones

Adding a Package to the Global Zone Only

Adding a Package Installed in the Global Zone to all Non-Global Zones

Using pkgadd in a Non-Global Zone

About Removing Packages in Zones

Using pkgrm in the Global Zone

Removing a Package From the Global Zone and From all Non-Global Zones

Using pkgrm in a Non-Global Zone

Package Parameter Information

Setting Package Parameters for Zones

SUNW_PKG_ALLZONES Package Parameter

SUNW_PKG_HOLLOW Package Parameter

SUNW_PKG_THISZONE Package Parameter

Package Information Query

About Adding Patches in Zones

Solaris 10 8/07: Deferred Activation Patching

Solaris 10 10/09: Zones Parallel Patching to Reduce Patching Time

Applying Patches on a Solaris System With Zones Installed

Using patchadd in the Global Zone

Using patchadd in a Non-Global Zone

Interaction of patchadd -G and the pkginfo Variable on a System With Zones

Removing Patches on a Solaris System With Zones Installed

Using patchrm in the Global Zone

Using patchrm in a Non-Global Zone

Product Database

26.  Adding and Removing Packages and Patches on a Solaris System With Zones Installed (Tasks)

27.  Solaris Zones Administration (Overview)

28.  Solaris Zones Administration (Tasks)

29.  Upgrading a Solaris 10 System That Has Installed Non-Global Zones

30.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Solaris Zones Problems

Part III lx Branded Zones

31.  About Branded Zones and the Linux Branded Zone

32.  Planning the lx Branded Zone Configuration (Overview)

33.  Configuring the lx Branded Zone (Tasks)

34.  About Installing, Booting, Halting, Cloning, and Uninstalling lx Branded Zones (Overview)

35.  Installing, Booting, Halting, Uninstalling and Cloning lx Branded Zones (Tasks)

36.  Logging In to lx Branded Zones (Tasks)

37.  Moving and Migrating lx Branded Zones (Tasks)

38.  Administering and Running Applications in lx Branded Zones (Tasks)



What's New in Packaging and Patching When Zones Are Installed

Solaris 10 1/06: This chapter has been rewritten since Solaris 10, to document the current behavior of the package and patch commands on a system with installed non-global zones.

Solaris 10 6/06: Information on the SUNW_PKG_ALLZONES, SUNW_PKG_HOLLOW, and SUNW_PKG_THISZONE package parameters has been revised. See Packaging and Patch Tools Overview and Package Parameter Information.

Solaris 10 6/06 and later releases: For information about how to register your system or how to use Sun Connection (formerly known as Sun Update Connection) to manage your software updates, see the Sun Connection hub on BigAdmin.

Solaris 10 8/07 and later releases:

Solaris 10 5/08 and later update releases: EOF of PatchPro. Support for PatchPro, which used the patch database and patch tools to patch software installed in global and non-global zones, ended in September 2007. For information on the current process, see Sun xVM Ops Center.

Solaris 10 5/08: Although added in the Solaris 10 5/08 release, this information is applicable to all Solaris 10 systems.

To register your Solaris system, go to For information about how to use Sun Inventory to register your hardware, software, and operating systems, see the Sun Inventory Information Center.

If you use Sun xVM Ops Center to provision, update, and manage the systems in your data center, see the Sun xVM Information Center for information about how to register your software with Sun xVM Ops Center.

Solaris 10 10/09: Zones parallel patching is an enhancement to the standard Solaris 10 patch utilities. For releases prior to Solaris 10 10/09, the patch is delivered in the patch utilities patch, 119254-66 or later revision (SPARC) and 119255-66 or later revision (x86). See Solaris 10 10/09: Zones Parallel Patching to Reduce Patching Time and Solaris 10 10/09: How to Patch Non-Global Zones in Parallel. Also see Using Update on Attach as a Patching Solution, a recommended method used to quickly update patches on a system with zones.

For a complete listing of new Solaris 10 features and a description of Solaris releases, see Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 What’s New.