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System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris 9 Containers     Oracle Solaris Legacy Containers
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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

Internal Zone Configuration

How to Log In to the Zone Console to Complete System Identification

Applying Solaris 9 Patches in the Container

Tuning /etc/system and Using Resource Controls

Modifying /etc/system

Using zonecfg to Set Resource Controls

Running X11 Applications in a solaris9 Branded Zone

How to Use ssh X11 Forwarding

A.  solaris9(5) Man Page


Running X11 Applications in a solaris9 Branded Zone

ssh X11 forwarding is the preferred method for running Solaris 9 X11 applications, including 3-D and graphics intensive applications, within a solaris9 zone. 3-D applications can only be run on a system that supports 3-D graphics in the global zone.

How to Use ssh X11 Forwarding

To use X11 forwarding, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Become superuser, or assume the Primary Administrator role.
  2. Enable networking in the zone as described in How to Configure a solaris9 Branded Zone.
  3. Download ssh from, or and install it in the zone.
  4. When ssh is running in the zone, log directly into the X server running on the console of the global zone.
  5. To enable ssh X11 forwarding and run X applications remotely, use the following command:
    # ssh -X zone_host_name


Any application that delivers its own Xserver extensions will not work with ssh -X forwarding and is not currently supported within solaris9 branded zones.