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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


General Zones Characteristics

The container provides a virtual mapping from the application to the platform resources. Zones allow application components to be isolated from one another even though the zones share a single instance of the Solaris Operating System. Resource management features permit you to allocate the quantity of resources that a workload receives.

The container establishes boundaries for resource consumption, such as CPU utilization. These boundaries can be expanded to adapt to changing processing requirements of the application running in the container.