System Administration Guide: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization

Non-Global Zones and Exclusive IP Zones

Though not true virtual machines, zones are light weight application environments that share a host's kernel and IP stack. You can configure exclusive IP instances for a non-global zone, which provides that zone with its own, exclusive TCP/IP protocol stack. Both standard non-global zones and exclusive IP zones can be configured on a Solaris-based virtual network. For basic information about zones, refer to Chapter 16, Introduction to Solaris Zones, in System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System.