The target system must be running the same or later versions of the following required operating system packages and patches as those installed on the original host.
Packages that deliver files under an inherit-pkg-dir resource
Packages where SUNW_PKG_ALLZONES=true
If packages and patches are different between the original host and the new host, you might see a display similar to the following:
host2# zoneadm -z my-zone attach These packages installed on the source system are inconsistent with this system: SUNWgnome-libs (2.6.0,REV=126.96.36.1995.12.06.20.27) version mismatch (2.6.0,REV=188.8.131.52184.108.40.206.22) SUNWudaplr (11.11,REV=2005.12.13.01.06) version mismatch (11.11,REV=2006.01.03.00.45) SUNWradpu320 (11.10.0,REV=2005.01.21.16.34) is not installed SUNWaudf (11.11,REV=2005.12.13.01.06) version mismatch (11.11,REV=2006.01.03.00.45) NCRos86r (11.10.0,REV=2005.01.17.23.31) is not installed These packages installed on this system were not installed on the source system: SUNWukspfw (11.11,REV=2006.01.03.00.45) was not installed SUNWsmcmd (1.0,REV=2005.12.14.01.53) was not installed These patches installed on the source system are inconsistent with this system: 120081 is not installed 118844 is not installed 118344 is not installed These patches installed on this system were not installed on the source system: 118669 was not installed 118668 was not installed 116299 was not installed
To migrate the zone successfully, use one of the following methods:
Update the new host with the correct packages and patches so that this content is the same on both systems. For more information, see Chapter 24, About Packages and Patches on a Solaris System With Zones Installed (Overview) and Chapter 25, Adding and Removing Packages and Patches on a Solaris System With Zones Installed (Tasks)
If the new host has later versions of the zone-dependent packages or their associated patches, use zoneadm attach with the -u option to update those packages within the zone to match the new host. See About Migrating a Zone.
To migrate the zone successfully, install the same Solaris release that is running on the original host on a system with the same architecture.
Verify the Solaris release running on the original system.
host1# uname -a
Install the same release on the new host.
Refer to the Solaris installation documentation on docs.sun.com.
To migrate the zone successfully, use the -u option to zoneadm attach.
Verify the system architecture on both systems.
host1# uname -a
If the architectures are different, use the -u option to zoneadm attach to perform the attach.
host2# zoneadm -z my-zone attach -u
For more information, see How to Migrate A Non-Global Zone.