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Use the zonep2vchk utility to evaluate an Oracle Solaris 10 host for migration into a zone on a different Oracle Solaris 10 host, and create a zonecfg template. The utility is executed on the source system before migration begins. The utility has the following capabilities:
Analysis of the Oracle Solaris configuration, including networking, storage, and the operating system features in use
Analysis of application binaries
Analysis of running applications
Generation of a zonecfg template zonecfg command file for use on the target host system. The zone matches the source system's configuration.
The zonep2vchk utility is described in the zonep2vchk(1M) man page.
To use the utility on earlier versions of Oracle Solaris 10, you can download the unbundled package from OTN http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris10/downloads.
Note - Adding the unbundled package will not interfere with the version delivered by Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 if the system is subsequently upgraded or patched. The unbundled version installs into /opt/SUNWzonep2vchk. An upgrade or patch to Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 adds the bundled version in /usr/sbin. The unbundled package obtained earlier can then be uninstalled.
Depending on the services performed by the original Oracle Solaris 10 system, the global administrator might need to manually customize the zone on the new host after it has been installed. For example, the privileges assigned to the zone might need to be modified. This is not done automatically. Also, because all system services do not work inside zones, not every physical system is a good candidate for migration into a zone.
Note that if the original source system image to be installed through P2V is a later release than the target host operating system release, the installation will fail.