Global cluster – The zone cluster must be configured on a global Sun Cluster configuration. A zone cluster cannot be configured without an underlying global cluster.
Minimum Solaris OS – The global cluster must run at least the Solaris 10 5/08 OS.
Cluster mode – The global-cluster voting node from which you create or modify a zone cluster must be in cluster mode. If any other voting nodes are in noncluster mode when you administer a zone cluster, the changes that you make are propagated to those nodes when they return to cluster mode.
Adequate private -IP addresses – The private IP-address range of the global cluster must have enough free IP-address subnets for use by the new zone cluster. If the number of available subnets is insufficient, the creation of the zone cluster fails.
Changes to the private IP-address range – The private IP subnets and the corresponding private IP-addresses that are available for zone clusters are automatically updated if the global cluster's private IP-address range is changed. If a zone cluster is deleted, the cluster infrastructure frees the private IP-addresses that were used by that zone cluster, making the addresses available for other use within the global cluster and by any other zone clusters that depend on the global cluster.
Supported devices – Devices that are supported with Solaris zones can be exported to a zone cluster. Such devices include the following:
Solaris disk devices (cNtXdYsZ)
DID devices (/dev/did/*dsk/dN)
Solaris Volume Manager and Solaris Volume Manager for Sun Cluster multi-owner disk sets (/dev/md/setname/*dsk/dN)