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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)

What's New in This Chapter?

About Resources in Zones

Pre-Installation Configuration Process

Zone Components

Zone Name and Path

Zone Autoboot

Resource Pool Association

Solaris 10 8/07: dedicated-cpu Resource

Solaris 10 5/08: capped-cpu Resource

Scheduling Class in a Zone

Solaris 10 8/07: Physical Memory Control and the capped-memory Resource

Zone Network Interfaces

Shared-IP Non-Global Zones

Solaris 10 8/07: Exclusive-IP Non-Global Zones

Security Differences Between Shared-IP and Exclusive-IP Non-Global Zones

Using Shared-IP and Exclusive-IP Non-Global Zones at the Same Time

File Systems Mounted in Zones

Configured Devices in Zones

Host ID in Zones

Setting Zone-Wide Resource Controls

Solaris 10 11/06 and Later: Configurable Privileges

Including a Comment for a Zone

Using the zonecfg Command

zonecfg Modes

zonecfg Interactive Mode

zonecfg Command-File Mode

Zone Configuration Data

Resource and Property Types

Resource Type Properties

Tecla Command-Line Editing Library

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)

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)



Using the zonecfg Command

The zonecfg command, which is described in the zonecfg(1M) man page, is used to configure a non-global zone. In the Solaris 10 8/07 release, this command can also be used to persistently specify the resource management settings for the global zone.

The zonecfg command can be used in interactive mode, in command-line mode, or in command-file mode. The following operations can be performed using this command:

The zonecfg prompt is of the following form:


When you are configuring a specific resource type, such as a file system, that resource type is also included in the prompt:


For more information, including procedures that show how to use the various zonecfg components described in this chapter, see Chapter 18, Planning and Configuring Non-Global Zones (Tasks).