You will need the following:
A SPARC based system running Solaris 10 8/07 or later update release. All SPARC systems capable of running Solaris 10 are supported.
For zones that require network connectivity, you will need to provide the following information when you create the zone configuration.
For a shared-IP zone, you will need one or more unique IPv4 addresses for each zone you want to create. You must also specify the physical interface.
For an exclusive-IP zone, you must set the ip-type property to exclusive. You must also assign a data-link using the physical property of the net resource. The zone requires exclusive access to one or more network interfaces. The interface could be a separate LAN such as bge1, or a separate VLAN such as bge2000. The data-link must be of the GLDv3 type. For more information on GLDv3 interfaces, see Oracle Solaris Interface Types in System Administration Guide: IP Services. Note that the address property of the net resource is not set in an exclusive-IP zone.
Exclusive-IP zones are a new feature in the Solaris 10 8/07 release. If you are not familiar with this feature, see the System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones for more information.
(Optional) A SPARC based machine running the Solaris 8 operating system that you want to migrate into a solaris8 container. You can generate your own images from existing systems. The process is described in Creating the Image for Directly Migrating Solaris 8 Systems Into Zones.
A sample Solaris 8 based image that can be used to create a solaris8 container is also available. See Step 5 of Installing the Solaris 8 Containers 1.0 Software on the Solaris 10 Host System.