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System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones
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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)

Solaris 10 11/06: Moving a Non-Global Zone

How to Move a Zone

Solaris 10 11/06: Migrating a Non-Global Zone to a Different Machine

About Migrating a Zone

How to Migrate A Non-Global Zone

How to Move the zonepath to a New Host

Solaris 10 5/08: About Validating a Zone Migration Before the Migration Is Performed

Solaris 10 5/08: How to Validate a Zone Migration Before the Migration Is Performed

Migrating a Zone From a Machine That Is not Usable

Using Update on Attach as a Patching Solution

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

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

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

27.  Solaris Zones Administration (Overview)

28.  Solaris Zones Administration (Tasks)

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

30.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous 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)



Chapter 23

Moving and Migrating Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

This chapter is new for the Solaris 10 11/06 release. Additional features have been added in subsequent releases.

This chapter describes how to:

Starting with the Solaris 10 10/08 release, if the new host has the same or later versions of the zone-dependent packages and associated patches, using zoneadm attach with the -u option updates the minimum set of packages to make the non-global zone usable on the new host. If the new host has a mixture of higher and lower version patches as compared to the source host, then an update during the attach operation is not allowed.

The zoneadm attach command used with the -u option also enables migration between machine classes, such as from sun4u to sun4v.

Starting with the Solaris 10 9/10 release, using zoneadm attach with the -U option updates all of the packages for the zone, so that these packages match what would be seen with a newly installed non-global zone on this host. Any packages installed inside the zone but not installed in the global zone are ignored and left as-is. This option also enables automatic migration between machine classes, such as from sun4u to sun4v.

As an alternative to normal patching, the zones can be detached while the global zone is patched, and then reattached with the -U option to match the patch level of the global zone.

For information on moving and migrating lx branded zones, see Chapter 37, Moving and Migrating lx Branded Zones (Tasks).