Solaris Containers: Resource Management and Solaris Zones Developer's Guide

Design Considerations for Resource Management Applications in Zones

All applications are fully functional in the global zone as they would be in a conventional Solaris environment. Most applications should run without problem in a non-global environment as long as the application does not need any privileges. If an application does require privileges, then the developer needs to take a close look at which privileges are needed and how a particular privilege is used. If a privilege is required, then a system administrator must assign the appropriate privilege to the application.

General Considerations When Writing Applications for Non-Global Zones

The known situations that a developer needs to investigate are as follows:

Specific Considerations for Shared-IP Non-Global Zones

For non-global zones that are configured to use the shared-IP instance, the following restrictions apply.

Note that these restrictions do not apply to exclusive-IP zones.