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System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Zones, Oracle Solaris 10 Containers, and Resource Management     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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Part I Oracle Solaris Resource Management

1.  Introduction to Resource Management

2.  Projects and Tasks (Overview)

3.  Administering Projects and Tasks

4.  Extended Accounting (Overview)

5.  Administering Extended Accounting (Tasks)

6.  Resource Controls (Overview)

7.  Administering Resource Controls (Tasks)

8.  Fair Share Scheduler (Overview)

9.  Administering the Fair Share Scheduler (Tasks)

10.  Physical Memory Control Using the Resource Capping Daemon (Overview)

11.  Administering the Resource Capping Daemon (Tasks)

12.  Resource Pools (Overview)

13.  Creating and Administering Resource Pools (Tasks)

14.  Resource Management Configuration Example

Part II Oracle Solaris Zones

15.  Introduction to Oracle Solaris Zones

16.  Non-Global Zone Configuration (Overview)

17.  Planning and Configuring Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

18.  About Installing, Halting, Uninstalling, and Cloning Non-Global Zones (Overview)

19.  Installing, Booting, Halting, Uninstalling, and Cloning Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

20.  Non-Global Zone Login (Overview)

21.  Logging In to Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

22.  Moving and Migrating Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

23.  About Packages on an Oracle Solaris 11 Express System With Zones Installed

24.  Oracle Solaris Zones Administration (Overview)

25.  Administering Oracle Solaris Zones (Tasks)

26.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Oracle Solaris Zones Problems

Part III Oracle Solaris 10 Zones

27.  Introduction to Oracle Solaris 10 Zones

About the solaris10 Brand

SVR4 Packaging and Patching in Oracle Solaris 10 Zones

About Using Packaging and Patching in solaris10 Branded Zones

About Performing Package and Patch Operations Remotely

General Zones Concepts

About Oracle Solaris 10 Zones in This Release

Operating Limitations

Debugging Tools and System Call Traps

Networking in Oracle Solaris 10 Zones

Networking Features That Are not Supported

Networking Features That Are Different

If native Non-Global Zones Are Installed

28.  Assessing an Oracle Solaris 10 System and Creating an Archive

29.  (Optional) Migrating an Oracle Solaris 10 native Non-Global Zone Into an Oracle Solaris 10 Container

30.  Configuring the solaris10 Branded Zone

31.  Installing the solaris10 Branded Zone

32.  Booting a Zone and Zone Migration

33.  solaris10 Branded Zone Login and Post-Installation Configuration



About the solaris10 Brand

The solaris10 branded zone, described in the solaris10(5) man page, is a complete runtime environment for Oracle Solaris 10 applications on SPARC and x86 machines running the Oracle Solaris 10 10/09 operating system or later released update. If you are running an Oracle Solaris 10 release earlier than Oracle Solaris 10 10/09, it is possible to use the earlier update release if you first install the kernel patch 141444-09 (SPARC) or 141445-09 (x86/x64), or later version, on the original system. You must install the patch before you create the archive that will be used to install the zone. It is the kernel patch of the release that is the prerequisite for migration to an Oracle Solaris 10 Container, not the full Oracle Solaris 10 10/09 release. For information regarding patches, contact your support provider.

The brand is supported on all sun4v, sun4u, and x86 architecture machines that the Oracle Solaris 11 Express release has defined as supported platforms. The brand supports the execution of 32-bit and 64-bit Oracle Solaris 10 applications.

The brand includes the tools required to install an Oracle Solaris 10 system image into a non-global zone. You cannot install a solaris10 branded zone directly from Oracle Solaris 10 media. A physical-to-virtual (P2V) capability is used to directly migrate an existing system into a non-global zone on a target system. The brand also supports the tools used to migrate an Oracle Solaris 10 native zone into a solaris10 brand non-global zone. The virtual-to-virtual (V2V) process for migrating an Oracle Solaris 10 native non-global zone into a solaris10 branded zone supports the same archive formats as P2V. See Chapter 29, (Optional) Migrating an Oracle Solaris 10 native Non-Global Zone Into an Oracle Solaris 10 Container for more information.

The solaris10 brand supports the whole root non-global zone model. All of the required Oracle Solaris 10 software and any additional packages are installed into the private file systems of the zone.

The non-global zone must reside on its own ZFS dataset; only ZFS is supported. The ZFS dataset will be created automatically when the zone is installed or attached. If a ZFS dataset cannot be created, the zone will not install or attach. Note that the parent directory of the zone path must also be a ZFS dataset, or the file system creation will fail.

Any application or program that executes in a native Oracle Solaris 10 non-global zone should also work in a solaris10 branded zone.

Note - You can create and install solaris10 branded zones on an Oracle Solaris Trusted Extensions system that has labels enabled, but you can only boot branded zones on this system configuration if the brand being booted is the labeled brand. Customers using Oracle Solaris Trusted Extensions on Oracle Solaris 10 systems must transition to a certified Oracle Solaris system configuration.