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Preface

1.  Introduction to Solaris 9 Containers

2.  Obtaining and Installing the Software

Software Download

Solaris 9 Containers Versions and System Requirements

Installing the Solaris 9 Containers 1.0.1 Software on the Oracle Solaris 10 Host System

Installing the Solaris 9 Containers 1.0 Software on the Solaris 10 Host System

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

Index

Software Download

Instructions for downloading the Solaris 9 container product are available at the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

The software download site for patches is My Oracle Support. Click on the "Patches & Updates" tab. On that site, you can view the download instructions and download the images. Contact your support provider for additional information regarding patches.

Solaris 9 Containers Versions and System Requirements

The Oracle Solaris 9 Containers software can be installed on a SPARC system running at least the Oracle Solaris 10 8/07 release.

Container Version
Obtaining Required Packages
Solaris 9 Containers 1.0.1
The SUNWs9brandr and SUNWs9brandu packages are installed as part of an Oracle Solaris 10 installation. The SUNWs9brandk package is only available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud with a signed license agreement.
Solaris 9 Containers 1.0
The SUNWs9brandr, SUNWs9brandu, and SUNWs9brandk packages are only available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud with a signed license agreement.

The product media contains the following versions:

The packages in the Oracle Solaris 9 Containers 1.0 media have been updated to include the latest functionality in Oracle Solaris 9 Containers patch 138899-01.

The product download also includes a README file containing installation instructions for both versions, and a sample Solaris 9 flash archive image provided for validation purposes.

Installing the Solaris 9 Containers 1.0.1 Software on the Oracle Solaris 10 Host System

The SUNWs9brandr and SUNWs9brandu packages should be installed during the Solaris system installation. If not already installed, the packages are available from the Solaris 10 10/08 media. See step 3.

  1. Become superuser, or assume the Primary Administrator role.
  2. Install the Solaris 10 10/08 release on the target system. See the Solaris 10 10/08 Release and Installation library.
  3. If not already present on the system, install the packages SUNWs9brandr and SUNWs9brandu in the following order.
    # pkgadd -d /path/to/media SUNWs9brandr
    ...
    Installation of <SUNWs9brandr> was successful.
    # pkgadd -d /path/to/media SUNWs9brandu
    ...
    Installation of <SUNWs9brandu> was successful.
    ...

    These packages are available from the Solaris 10 10/08 media.

  4. Install the package SUNWs9brandk.
    # pkgadd -d /path/to/media/solarislegacycontainers/1.0.1/Product SUNWs9brandk
    ...
    Installation of <SUNWs9brandk> was successful.

    The file is available for download from the My Oracle Support page for the Solaris 9 Containers 1.0.1 product.

  5. (Optional) If you plan to install the zone by using the sample solaris9 system image archive, solaris9-image.flar, the file is available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud for the Solaris 9 Containers 1.0.1 product. Copy the file either to the Solaris 10 system, or to an NFS server accessible to the system.

See Also

If you need more information about installing patches and packages, see Chapter 25, About Packages and Patches on a Solaris System With Zones Installed (Overview), in System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones and Chapter 26, Adding and Removing Packages and Patches on a Solaris System With Zones Installed (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones.

Aspects of central patching covered in these chapters do not apply to solaris9 branded zones.

Installing the Solaris 9 Containers 1.0 Software on the Solaris 10 Host System

  1. Become superuser, or assume the Primary Administrator role.
  2. Install the Solaris 10 8/07 or Solaris 10 5/08 on the target system. See the appropriate Solaris 10 Release and Installation Collection on.
  3. (Solaris 10 8/07 release only) Install the patch 127111-01 or later in the global zone and reboot. The patch is available from My Oracle Support.
    global# patchadd 127111-01

    To view the patch on the system, use:

    patchadd -p | grep 127111-01
  4. Install the packages SUNWs9brandr, SUNWs9brandu, and SUNWs9brandk in the following order.
    # pkgadd -d /path/to/media SUNWs9brandr
    ...
    Installation of <SUNWs9brandr> was successful.
    # pkgadd -d /path/to/media SUNWs9brandu
    ...
    Installation of <SUNWs9brandu> was successful.
    # pkgadd -d /path/to/media SUNWs9brandk
    ...
    Installation of <SUNWs9brandk> was successful.

    The package is available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud for the Solaris 9 Containers 1.0.1 product.

  5. (Optional) If you plan to install the zone by using the sample solaris9 system image archive, solaris9-image.flar, the file is available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud for the Solaris 9 Containers 1.0.1 product. Copy the file either to the Solaris 10 system, or to an NFS server accessible to the system.

See Also

If you need more information about installing patches and packages, see Chapter 25, About Packages and Patches on a Solaris System With Zones Installed (Overview), in System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones and Chapter 26, Adding and Removing Packages and Patches on a Solaris System With Zones Installed (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones.

Aspects of central patching covered in these chapters do not apply to solaris9 branded zones.