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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

2.  Obtaining and Installing the Software

3.  Assessing a Solaris 8 System and Creating an Archive

Assess the Solaris 8 System

Creating the Image for Directly Migrating Solaris 8 Systems Into Zones

How to Use flarcreate to Create the Image

Other Archive Creation Methods

Host ID Emulation

Setting the Machine Name to sun4u

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


Host ID Emulation

When applications are migrated from a standalone Solaris 8 system into a solaris8 zone on a new system, the hostid changes to be the hostid of the new machine.

In some cases, applications depend on the original hostid, and it is not possible to update the application configuration. In these cases, the solaris8 zone can be configured to use the hostid of the original system. This is done by setting a zonecfg attribute to specify the hostid, as shown in How to Configure a solaris8 Branded Zone. The value used should be the output of the hostid command as run on the original system. To view the hostid in an installed zone, also use the hostid command.

For more information, see hostid(1).