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1.  Introduction to Solaris 9 Containers

2.  Obtaining and Installing the Software

3.  Assessing a Solaris 9 System and Creating an Archive

4.  Configuring a Solaris9 Zone

5.  Installing the solaris9 Zone

6.  Booting a Zone and Zone Migration

7.  About Zone Login and Post-Installation Configuration

A.  solaris9(5) Man Page



This guide covers the Oracle Solaris Legacy Containers product features Oracle Solaris 9 Containers 1.0.1 and Solaris 9 Containers 1.0 products for SPARC machines. To use either version, you must install the correct Oracle Solaris 10 release, as described in this document, and set up any networking software that you plan to use.

Related Companion Book

For additional information not in this guide, also refer to the System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones. That book provides a complete overview of zones and branded zones. See General Zones Concepts for specific topics you might need to review.

Who Should Use This Book

This book is intended for anyone responsible for administering one or more systems that run the Solaris 10 release. To use this book, you should have at least 1 to 2 years of UNIX system administration experience.

How the System Administration Volumes Are Organized

Here is a list of the topics that are covered by the volumes of the System Administration Guides.

Book Title
User accounts and groups, server and client support, shutting down and booting a system, managing services, and managing software (packages and patches)
Printing services, terminals and modems, system resources (disk quotas, accounting, and crontabs), system processes, and troubleshooting Solaris software problems
Removable media, disks and devices, file systems, and backing up and restoring data
TCP/IP network administration, IPv4 and IPv6 address administration, DHCP, IPsec, IKE, IP filter, Mobile IP, IP network multipathing (IPMP), and IPQoS
DNS, NIS, and LDAP naming and directory services, including transitioning from NIS to LDAP and transitioning from NIS+ to LDAP
NIS+ naming and directory services
Web cache servers, time-related services, network file systems (NFS and Autofs), mail, SLP, and PPP
Auditing, device management, file security, BART, Kerberos services, PAM, Solaris cryptographic framework, privileges, RBAC, SASL, and Solaris Secure Shell
Resource management topics projects and tasks, extended accounting, resource controls, fair share scheduler (FSS), physical memory control using the resource capping daemon (rcapd), and resource pools; virtualization using Oracle Solaris Zones software partitioning technology
ZFS storage pool and file system creation and management, snapshots, clones, backups, using access control lists (ACLs) to protect ZFS files, using Oracle Solaris ZFS on a Solaris system with zones installed, emulated volumes, and troubleshooting and data recovery

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Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser