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Oracle Solaris Administration: Oracle Solaris Zones, Oracle Solaris 10 Zones, and Resource Management     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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Part I Oracle Solaris Resource Management

1.  Introduction to Resource Management

2.  Projects and Tasks (Overview)

3.  Administering Projects and Tasks

4.  Extended Accounting (Overview)

5.  Administering Extended Accounting (Tasks)

6.  Resource Controls (Overview)

7.  Administering Resource Controls (Tasks)

8.  Fair Share Scheduler (Overview)

9.  Administering the Fair Share Scheduler (Tasks)

10.  Physical Memory Control Using the Resource Capping Daemon (Overview)

11.  Administering the Resource Capping Daemon (Tasks)

12.  Resource Pools (Overview)

13.  Creating and Administering Resource Pools (Tasks)

14.  Resource Management Configuration Example

Part II Oracle Solaris Zones

15.  Introduction to Oracle Solaris Zones

16.  Non-Global Zone Configuration (Overview)

About Resources in Zones

Using Rights Profiles and Roles in Zone Administration

Pre-Installation Configuration Process

Zone Components

Zone Name and Path

Zone Autoboot

file-mac-profile Property for Read-Only Root Zone

admin Resource

Resource Pool Association

dedicated-cpu Resource

capped-cpu Resource

Scheduling Class

Physical Memory Control and the capped-memory Resource

Zone Network Interfaces

About Data-Links

Shared-IP Non-Global Zones

Exclusive-IP Non-Global Zones

Security Differences Between Shared-IP and Exclusive-IP Non-Global Zones

Using Shared-IP and Exclusive-IP Non-Global Zones at the Same Time

File Systems Mounted in Zones

Host ID in Zones

Configured Devices in Zones

Disk Format Support in Non-Global Zones

Setting Zone-Wide Resource Controls

Configurable Privileges

Including a Comment for a Zone

Using the zonecfg Command

zonecfg Modes

zonecfg Interactive Mode

zonecfg Command-File Mode

Zone Configuration Data

Resource Types and Properties

Resource Type Properties

Tecla Command-Line Editing Library

17.  Planning and Configuring Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

18.  About Installing, Shutting Down, Halting, Uninstalling, and Cloning Non-Global Zones (Overview)

19.  Installing, Booting, Shutting Down, Halting, Uninstalling, and Cloning Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

20.  Non-Global Zone Login (Overview)

21.  Logging In to Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

22.  About Zone Migrations and the zonep2vchk Tool

23.  Migrating Oracle Solaris Systems and Migrating Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

24.  About Automatic Installation and Packages on an Oracle Solaris 11 System With Zones Installed

25.  Oracle Solaris Zones Administration (Overview)

26.  Administering Oracle Solaris Zones (Tasks)

27.  Configuring and Administering Immutable Zones

28.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Oracle Solaris Zones Problems

Part III Oracle Solaris 10 Zones

29.  Introduction to Oracle Solaris 10 Zones

30.  Assessing an Oracle Solaris 10 System and Creating an Archive

31.  (Optional) Migrating an Oracle Solaris 10 native Non-Global Zone Into an Oracle Solaris 10 Zone

32.  Configuring the solaris10 Branded Zone

33.  Installing the solaris10 Branded Zone

34.  Booting a Zone, Logging in, and Zone Migration



Using the zonecfg Command

The zonecfg command, which is described in the zonecfg(1M) man page, is used to configure a non-global zone.

The zonecfg command can also be used to persistently specify the resource management settings for the global zone. For example, you can use the command to configure the global zone to use a dedicated CPU by using the dedicated-cpu resource.

The zonecfg command can be used in interactive mode, in command-line mode, or in command-file mode. The following operations can be performed using this command:

The zonecfg prompt is of the following form:


When you are configuring a specific resource type, such as a file system, that resource type is also included in the prompt:


For more information, including procedures that show how to use the various zonecfg components described in this chapter, see Chapter 17, Planning and Configuring Non-Global Zones (Tasks).