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|System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones|
Branded zones are available beginning with the Solaris 10 8/07 release. Features added in later update releases are identified by release.
The branded zones facility in the Solaris Operating System is a simple extension of Solaris Zones. This chapter discusses the branded zones concept and the lx brand, which implements Linux branded zones functionality. Linux branded zones are also known as Solaris Containers for Linux Applications.
Note - Although you can configure and install branded zones on a Trusted Solaris system that has labels enabled, you cannot boot branded zones on this system configuration.
Note - Additional brands are supported on the Solaris Operating System.
The following two brands are supported on SPARC machines running the Solaris 10 8/07 Operating System or later Solaris 10 release:
The solaris8 brand, Solaris 8 Containers, documented in System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris 8 Containers
The solaris9 brand, Solaris 9 Containers, documented in System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris 9 Containers
The cluster brand, documented in the Sun Cluster 3.2 1/09 Software Collection for Solaris OS on docs.sun.com, is also supported on the Solaris 10 release.