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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)

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

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

Zone Installation and Administration Concepts

Zone Construction

How Zones Are Installed

The zoneadmd Daemon

The zsched Zone Scheduler

Zone Application Environment

About Shutting Down, Halting, Rebooting, and Uninstalling Zones

Shutting Down a Zone

Halting a Zone

Rebooting a Zone

Zone Boot Arguments

Zone autoboot Setting

Uninstalling a Zone

About Cloning Non-Global Zones

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



Zone Construction

This section applies to initial non-global zone construction, and not to the cloning of existing zones.

The zone is installed using the packages specified by the manifest passed to the zoneadm install -m command. If no manifest is provided, the default manifest uses pkg:/group/system/solaris-small-server. A new zone has the default solaris configuration and logs (SMF repository, /etc, /var), which are only modified by the profile(s) passed to zoneadm install -s, and the networking information specified in any zonecfg add net entries.

The system repository, the zone's configured publishers, and packages kept in sync with the global zone. are discussed in Chapter 24, About Automatic Installation and Packages on an Oracle Solaris 11 System With Zones Installed.

The files needed for the zone's root file system are installed by the system under the zone's root path.

A successfully installed zone is ready for booting and initial login.

Data from the following are not referenced or copied when a zone is installed:

In addition, the following types of information that can be present in the global zone are not copied into a zone that is being installed:

If Oracle Solaris Auditing is used, modifications to files might be required. For more information, see Using Oracle Solaris Auditing in Zones.

The resources specified in the configuration file are added when the zone transitions from installed to ready. A unique zone ID is assigned by the system. File systems are mounted, network interfaces are set up, and devices are configured. Transitioning into the ready state prepares the virtual platform to begin running user processes. In the ready state, the zsched and zoneadmd processes are started to manage the virtual platform.

A zone in the ready state does not have any user processes executing in it. The primary difference between a ready zone and a running zone is that at least one process is executing in a running zone. See the init(1M) man page for more information.