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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)

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

About Using Zones on a Solaris System

Branded Zones Technology

Processes Running in a Branded Zone

Branded Zone Device Support

Branded Zone File System Support

Privileges in a Branded Zone

About the lx Brand

Supported Linux Distributions

Application Support

Debugging Tools

Commands and Other Interfaces

Setting Up lx Branded Zones on Your System (Task Map)

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)



Setting Up lx Branded Zones on Your System (Task Map)

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

For Instructions
Identify each 32–bit Linux application that you would like to run in a zone.
Assess the system needs of the application.
Refer to your business goals and to your system documentation if necessary.
Determine how many zones to configure.
  • The number of Linux applications you intend to run.

  • The disk space requirements for Linux branded zones.

  • Whether you need to use a script.

Determine whether you will use resource pools with your zone to create a container.
If you are using resource pools, configure the pools before you configure zones.

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 for each zone. If network connectivity is required, obtain IP addresses. 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.
For information on the zone name, zone path, IP addresses, and scheduling class, see lx Branded Zone Configuration Components. 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 on resource pool association, see How Zones Work and How to Configure the lx Branded Zone.

Develop configurations.
Configure non-global zones.
As global administrator, verify and install configured zones.
Zones must be verified and installed prior to booting the zone. You must obtain a Linux distribution before you install a Linux branded zone.
As global administrator, boot the non-global zones.
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 using standard Linux system administration tools and methodologies from within the zone.
Refer to the documentation you use to set up a newly installed machine and install applications. Special considerations applicable to a system with zones installed are covered in this guide.