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

Management Scope

The term management scope refers to the name service environment that you choose to use with the selected management tool. The management scope choices for the resource control and performance tools are the/etc/project local file, or NIS.

The management scope that you select during a console session should correspond to the primary name service that is identified in the /etc/nsswitch.conf file.