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

ProcedureHow to Set FSS Shares in the Global Zone Using the prctl Command

The global zone is given one share by default. You can use this procedure to change the default allocation. Note that you must reset shares allocated through the prctl command whenever you reboot the system.

You must be the global administrator in the global zone to perform this procedure.

  1. Become superuser, or assume the Primary Administrator role.

    To create the role and assign the role to a user, see Using the Solaris Management Tools With RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

  2. Use the prctl utility to assign two shares to the global zone:

    # prctl -n zone.cpu-shares -v 2 -r -i zone global
  3. (Optional) To verify the number of shares assigned to the global zone, type:

    # prctl -n zone.cpu-shares -i zone global
See Also

For more information on the prctl utility, see the prctl(1) man page.