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System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris 8 Containers     Oracle Solaris Legacy Containers
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1.  Introduction to Solaris 8 Containers

About Branded Zones

Components Defined by the Brand

Processes Running in a Branded Zone

General Zones Characteristics

General Zones Concepts

About Oracle Solaris 8 Branded Zones

Oracle Solaris 10 Features Available to Zones


General Non-Global Zone Limitations

Limitations Specific to solaris8 Branded Zones

Using ZFS

Adding Components

Ability to Directly Migrate Installed Systems Into Zones

2.  Obtaining and Installing the Software

3.  Assessing a Solaris 8 System and Creating an Archive

4.  Configuring a solaris8 Zone

5.  Installing the solaris8 Zone

6.  Booting a Zone and Zone Migration

7.  About Zone Login and Post-Installation Configuration

8.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Solaris 8 Branded Zones Problems

A.  solaris8(5) Man Page


Chapter 1

Introduction to Solaris 8 Containers

The branded zones framework is used to create non-global zones that contain non-native operating environments. These containers are branded zones used in the Oracle Solaris Operating System to run applications that cannot be run in a native environment. The brand described here is the solaris8 brand, Solaris 8 Containers.

Note - If you want to create solaris8 zones now, go to Assess the Solaris 8 System.