System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System

Assess the System To Be Migrated

The system image to be installed through P2V must not be newer than the target host operating system release, or the installation will fail.

Depending on the services performed by the original system, the global administrator might need to manually customize the zone after it has been installed. For example, the privileges assigned to the zone might need to be modified. This is not done automatically. Also, because all system services do not work inside zones, not every physical system is a good candidate for migration into a zone.

To begin, examine the source system and collect needed information.