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

ProcedureHow to Collect System Information

Collect required information from the source system.

  1. Obtain the hostname:

    # hostname
  2. Obtain the hostid:

    # hostid

    Also see Host ID Emulation.

  3. Obtain the root password.

  4. View the software being run on the system:

    # ps -eaf
  5. Check the networking configuration on the system:

    # ifconfig -a
  6. View the storage utilized, for example, by viewing the contents of /etc/vfstab.

  7. View the amount of local disk storage in use, which determines the size of the archive:

    # df -k
  8. Determine the packages and patches that are on the system. See pkginfo(1) for more information.

  9. Examine the contents of /etc/system.