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System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
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Part I Resource Management

1.  Introduction to Solaris 10 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

15.  Resource Control Functionality in the Solaris Management Console

Part II Zones

16.  Introduction to Solaris Zones

17.  Non-Global Zone Configuration (Overview)

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

19.  About Installing, Halting, Cloning, and Uninstalling Non-Global Zones (Overview)

20.  Installing, Booting, Halting, Uninstalling, and Cloning Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

21.  Non-Global Zone Login (Overview)

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

23.  Moving and Migrating Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

24.  Oracle Solaris 10 9/10: Migrating a Physical Oracle Solaris System Into a Zone (Tasks)

25.  About Packages and Patches on an Oracle Solaris System With Zones Installed (Overview)

26.  Adding and Removing Packages and Patches on an Oracle Solaris System With Zones Installed (Tasks)

27.  Oracle Solaris Zones Administration (Overview)

28.  Oracle Solaris Zones Administration (Tasks)

29.  Upgrading an Oracle Solaris 10 System That Has Installed Non-Global Zones

30.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Oracle Solaris Zones Problems

Oracle Solaris 10 6/06, Oracle Solaris 10 11/06, Oracle Solaris 10 8/07, and Oracle Solaris 10 5/08: Do Not Place the Root File System of a Non-Global Zone on ZFS

Exclusive-IP Zone Is Using Device, so dladm reset-linkprop Fails

Zone Administrator Mounting Over File Systems Populated by the Global Zone

Zone Does not Halt

Incorrect Privilege Set Specified in Zone Configuration

netmasksWarning Displayed When Booting Zone

Resolving Problems With a zoneadm attach Operation

Patches and Packages Are Out of Sync

Operating System Releases Do Not Match

Machine Architectures Do Not Match

Zones With an fs Resource Defined With a Type of lofs Cannot Be Upgraded to the Oracle Solaris 10 11/06 Release

Part III lx Branded Zones

31.  About Branded Zones and the Linux Branded Zone

32.  Planning the lx Branded Zone Configuration (Overview)

33.  Configuring the lx Branded Zone (Tasks)

34.  About Installing, Booting, Halting, Cloning, and Uninstalling lx Branded Zones (Overview)

35.  Installing, Booting, Halting, Uninstalling and Cloning lx Branded Zones (Tasks)

36.  Logging In to lx Branded Zones (Tasks)

37.  Moving and Migrating lx Branded Zones (Tasks)

38.  Administering and Running Applications in lx Branded Zones (Tasks)



Zones With an fs Resource Defined With a Type of lofs Cannot Be Upgraded to the Oracle Solaris 10 11/06 Release

Note - This problem has been corrected in the Oracle Solaris 10 8/07 release.

If all non-global zones that are configured with lofs fs resources are mounting directories that exist in the miniroot, the system can be upgraded from an earlier Oracle Solaris 10 release to the Oracle Solaris 10 11/06 release using standard upgrade. For example, a lofs mounted /opt directory presents no issues for upgrade.

However, if any of your non-global zones are configured with a non-standard lofs mount, such as a lofsmounted /usr/local directory, the following error message is displayed:

The zones upgrade failed and the system needs to be restored
from backup.  More details can be found in the file
/var/sadm/install_data/upgrade_log on the upgrade root file

Although this error message states that the system must be restored from backup, the system is actually fine, and it can be upgraded successfully using the following workaround:

  1. Reboot your system with the installed OS.

  2. Reconfigure the zones, removing the fs resources defined with a type of lofs.

  3. After removing these resources, upgrade the system to Oracle Solaris 10 11/06.

  4. Following the upgrade, you can reconfigure your zones again to restore the additional fs resources that you removed.