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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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Preface

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

Zones Overview

About Branded Zones

When to Use Zones

How Zones Work

Summary of Zone Features

How Non-Global Zones Are Administered

How Non-Global Zones Are Created

Non-Global Zone State Model

Non-Global Zone Characteristics

Using Resource Management Features With Non-Global Zones

Features Provided by Non-Global Zones

Setting Up Zones on Your System (Task Map)

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

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)

Glossary

Index

Setting Up Zones on Your System (Task Map)

The following table provides a basic overview of the tasks that are involved in setting up zones on your system for the first time.

Task
Description
For Instructions
Identify the applications that you would like to run in zones.
Review the applications running on your system:
  • Determine which applications are critical to your business goals.

  • Assess the system needs of the applications you are running.

Refer to your business goals and to your system documentation if necessary.
Determine how many zones to configure.
Assess:
  • The performance requirements of the applications you intend to run in zones

  • The availability of the recommended 100 MB of free disk space per zone to be installed

Determine whether you will use resource pools with your zone to create a container.
If you are also using resource management features on your system, align the zones with the resource management boundaries. Configure resource pools before you configure zones.

Starting with the Solaris 10 8/07 release, note that you can add zone-wide resource controls and pool functionality to a zone quickly by using zonecfg properties.

Perform the preconfiguration tasks.
Determine the zone name and the zone path. Determine whether the zone will be a shared-IP zone or an exclusive-IP zone, and obtain IP addresses or the data-link name. Determine the required file systems and devices for each zone. Determine the scheduling class for the zone. Determine the set of privileges that processes inside the zone should be limited to, if the standard default set is not sufficient. Note that some zonecfg settings automatically add privileges. For example, ip-type=exclusive automatically adds multiple privileges required to configure and manage network stacks.
For information on the zone name and path, IP types, IP addresses, file systems, devices, scheduling class, and privileges, see Chapter 17, Non-Global Zone Configuration (Overview) and Evaluating the Current System Setup. For a listing of default privileges and privileges that can be configured in a non-global zone, see Privileges in a Non-Global Zone. For information about IP feature availability, see Networking in Shared-IP Non-Global Zones and Oracle Solaris 10 8/07: Networking in Exclusive-IP Non-Global Zones.
Develop configurations.
Configure non-global zones.
As global administrator, verify and install configured zones.
Zones must be verified and installed prior to login.
As global administrator, log in to each non-global zone using the zlogin command with the -C or place a sysidcfg file in the zone's /etc directory.
As global administrator, boot the non-global zone.
Boot each zone to place the zone in the running state.
Prepare the new zone for production use.
Create user accounts, add additional software, and customize the zone's configuration.
Refer to the documentation you use to set up a newly installed machine. Special considerations applicable to the zones environment are covered in this guide.