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Branded zones are available beginning with the Oracle Solaris 10 8/07 release. Features added in later update releases are identified by release.
The branded zones facility in the Oracle Solaris Operating System is a simple extension of Oracle Solaris Zones. This chapter discusses the branded zones concept and the lx brand, which implements Linux branded zones functionality. Linux branded zones are also known as Solaris Containers for Linux Applications.
Note - Although you can configure and install branded zones on an Oracle Trusted Solaris system that has labels enabled, you cannot boot branded zones on this system configuration.
Note - Additional brands are supported on the Oracle Solaris Operating System.
The following two brands are supported on SPARC machines running the Oracle Solaris 10 8/07 Operating System or later Oracle Solaris 10 release:
The solaris8 brand, Oracle Solaris 8 Containers, documented in System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris 8 Containers
The solaris9 brand, Oracle Solaris 9 Containers, documented in System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris 9 Containers
The cluster brand, documented in the Sun Cluster 3.2 1/09 Software Collection for Solaris OS on docs.sun.com, is also supported on the Solaris 10 release.