See Chapter 15, Introduction to Solaris Zones for general information on the use of zones on a Solaris system.
You should be familiar with the following zones and resource management concepts:
The global zone and the non-global zone, described in How Zones Work
The zone state model, discussed in Non-Global Zone State Model.
The zone isolation characteristics covered in Non-Global Zone Characteristics.
Privileges, described in Privileges in a Non-Global Zone.
Networking, described in Networking in Shared-IP Non-Global Zones
The Solaris Container concept, which is the use of resource management features, such as resource pools, with zones. The use and interaction of zones and resource management features are described in Using Resource Management Features With Non-Global Zones, Setting Zone-Wide Resource Controls, Chapter 26, Solaris Zones Administration (Overview), and the individual chapters in Part 1 Resource Management of this manual that document each resource management feature. For example, resource pools are covered in Chapter 12, Resource Pools (Overview) and Chapter 13, Creating and Administering Resource Pools (Tasks)
The fair share scheduler (FSS), a scheduling class that enables you to allocate CPU time based on shares, is covered in Chapter 8, Fair Share Scheduler (Overview) and Chapter 9, Administering the Fair Share Scheduler (Tasks).
The resource capping daemon (rcapd), which can be used from the global zone to control resident set size (RSS) usage of branded zones. The property of the zonecfg capped-memory resource sets the max-rss for a zone. This value is enforced by rcapd running in the global zone. For more information, see Chapter 10, Physical Memory Control Using the Resource Capping Daemon (Overview), Chapter 11, Administering the Resource Capping Daemon (Tasks) and the rcapd(1M) man page.
The Glossary provides definitions for terms used with zones and resource management features.
Any additional information required to use branded zones on your system is provided in this part of the guide.
The following chapters in this guide are not applicable to branded zones: