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System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones     Oracle Solaris Legacy Containers
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Part I Resource Management

1.  Introduction to Solaris 10 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

15.  Resource Control Functionality in the Solaris Management Console

Part II Zones

16.  Introduction to Solaris Zones

17.  Non-Global Zone Configuration (Overview)

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

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

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

21.  Non-Global Zone Login (Overview)

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

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

24.  Oracle Solaris 10 9/10: Migrating a Physical Oracle Solaris System Into a Zone (Tasks)

25.  About Packages and Patches on an Oracle Solaris System With Zones Installed (Overview)

26.  Adding and Removing Packages and Patches on an Oracle Solaris System With Zones Installed (Tasks)

27.  Oracle Solaris Zones Administration (Overview)

28.  Oracle Solaris Zones Administration (Tasks)

29.  Upgrading an Oracle Solaris 10 System That Has Installed Non-Global Zones

30.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Oracle Solaris Zones Problems

Part III lx Branded Zones

31.  About Branded Zones and the Linux Branded Zone

32.  Planning the lx Branded Zone Configuration (Overview)

33.  Configuring the lx Branded Zone (Tasks)

Planning and Configuring an lx Branded Zone (Task Map)

How to Configure the lx Branded Zone

How to Configure, Verify, and Commit the lx Branded Zone

Where to Go From Here

Script to Configure Multiple lx Branded Zones

How to Display the Configuration of a Branded Zone

Modifying, Reverting, or Removing Zone Configurations

34.  About Installing, Booting, Halting, Cloning, and Uninstalling lx Branded Zones (Overview)

35.  Installing, Booting, Halting, Uninstalling and Cloning lx Branded Zones (Tasks)

36.  Logging In to lx Branded Zones (Tasks)

37.  Moving and Migrating lx Branded Zones (Tasks)

38.  Administering and Running Applications in lx Branded Zones (Tasks)



Planning and Configuring an lx Branded Zone (Task Map)

Before you set up your system to use zones, you must first collect information and make decisions about how to configure the zones. The following task map summarizes how to plan and configure an lx zone.

For Instructions
Plan your zone strategy.
  • Determine which applications you want to run in zones.
  • Assess the availability of disk space to hold the files in the zone.

  • If you are also using resource management features, determine how to align the zone with the resource management boundaries.

  • If you are using resource pools, configure the pools if necessary.

Determine the name and the path for the zone.
Decide what to call the zone based on the naming conventions. A path on a Zetabyte File System (ZFS) is recommended. When the source zonepath and the target zonepath both reside on ZFS and are in the same pool, the zoneadm clone command automatically uses ZFS to clone the zone.
Obtain or configure IP addresses for the zone.
Depending on your configuration, you must obtain at least one IP address for each non-global zone that you want to have network access.
Determine if you want to mount file systems in the zone.
Review your application requirements.
See File Systems Mounted in Zones for more information.
Determine which network interfaces should be made available in the zone.
Review your application requirements.
See Shared-IP Network Interfaces for more information.
Determine whether you must alter the default set of non-global zone permissions.
Check the set of privileges: default, privileges that can be added and removed, and privileges that cannot be used at this time.
Configure the zone.
Use zonecfg to create a configuration for the zone.
Verify and commit the configured zone.
Determine whether the resources and properties specified are valid on a hypothetical system.