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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)

Introduction to Extended Accounting

How Extended Accounting Works

Extensible Format

exacct Records and Format

Using Extended Accounting on an Oracle Solaris System with Zones Installed

Extended Accounting Configuration

Starting and Persistently Enabling Extended Accounting


Commands Used With Extended Accounting

Perl Interface to libexacct

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

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



Starting and Persistently Enabling Extended Accounting

The acctadm command described in acctadm(1M) starts extended accounting through the Oracle Solaris service management facility (SMF) service described in smf(5).

The extended accounting configuration is stored in the SMF repository. The configuration is restored at boot by a service instance, one for each accounting type. Each of the extended accounting types is represented by a separate instance of the SMF service:


Flow accounting


Process accounting


Task accounting


Network accounting

Enabling extended accounting by using acctadm(1M) causes the corresponding service instance to be enabled if not currently enabled, so that the extended accounting configuration will be restored at the next boot. Similarly, if the configuration results in accounting being disabled for a service, the service instance will be disabled. The instances are enabled or disabled by acctadm as needed.

To permanently activate extended accounting for a resource, run:

# acctadm -e resource_list

resource_list is a comma-separated list of resources or resource groups.