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System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Zones, Oracle Solaris 10 Containers, and Resource Management     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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Part I Oracle Solaris Resource Management

1.  Introduction to Resource Management

2.  Projects and Tasks (Overview)

3.  Administering Projects and Tasks

4.  Extended Accounting (Overview)

5.  Administering Extended Accounting (Tasks)

6.  Resource Controls (Overview)

7.  Administering Resource Controls (Tasks)

8.  Fair Share Scheduler (Overview)

9.  Administering the Fair Share Scheduler (Tasks)

10.  Physical Memory Control Using the Resource Capping Daemon (Overview)

11.  Administering the Resource Capping Daemon (Tasks)

12.  Resource Pools (Overview)

13.  Creating and Administering Resource Pools (Tasks)

14.  Resource Management Configuration Example

Part II Oracle Solaris Zones

15.  Introduction to Oracle Solaris Zones

16.  Non-Global Zone Configuration (Overview)

17.  Planning and Configuring Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

18.  About Installing, Halting, Uninstalling, and Cloning Non-Global Zones (Overview)

19.  Installing, Booting, Halting, Uninstalling, and Cloning Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

20.  Non-Global Zone Login (Overview)

21.  Logging In to Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

22.  Moving and Migrating Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

23.  About Packages on an Oracle Solaris 11 Express System With Zones Installed

24.  Oracle Solaris Zones Administration (Overview)

25.  Administering Oracle Solaris Zones (Tasks)

26.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Oracle Solaris Zones Problems

Part III Oracle Solaris 10 Zones

27.  Introduction to Oracle Solaris 10 Zones

28.  Assessing an Oracle Solaris 10 System and Creating an Archive

29.  (Optional) Migrating an Oracle Solaris 10 native Non-Global Zone Into an Oracle Solaris 10 Container

30.  Configuring the solaris10 Branded Zone

Preconfiguration Tasks

Resources Included in the Configuration by Default

Configured Devices in solaris10 Branded Zones

Privileges Defined in solaris10 Branded Zones

solaris10 Branded Zone Configuration Process

Configuring the Target Zone

How to Configure a solaris10 Branded Zone

31.  Installing the solaris10 Branded Zone

32.  Booting a Zone and Zone Migration

33.  solaris10 Branded Zone Login and Post-Installation Configuration



Configuring the Target Zone

Create the new zone configuration on the target system by using the zonecfg command.

The zonecfg prompt is of the following form:


When you are configuring a specific resource type, such as a file system, that resource type is also included in the prompt:


Tip - If you know you will be using CDs or DVDs to install applications in a solaris10 branded zone, use add fs to add read-only access to CD or DVD media in the global zone when you initially configure the branded zone. A CD or DVD can then be used to install a product in the branded zone. See How to Add Access to CD or DVD Media in a Non-Global Zone for more information.

This procedure describes configuring a shared-IP zone.To configure an exclusive-IP zone, see Resource Type Properties.

How to Configure a solaris10 Branded Zone

You must be the global administrator or a user with the appropriate authorizations in the global zone to perform this procedure.

  1. Be superuser, or have the required rights profile.
  2. Set up a shared-IP zone configuration with the zone name s10-zone.
    global# zonecfg -z s10-zone

    If this is the first time you have configured this zone, you will see the following system message:

    s10-zone: No such zone configured
    Use 'create' to begin configuring a new zone.
  3. Create the new solaris10 zone configuration by using the SUNWsolaris10 template.
    zonecfg:s10-zone> create -t SUNWsolaris10

    Optionally, you can also use create and then set the brand:

    set brand=solaris10
  4. Set the zone path, /zones/s10-zone in this procedure.
    zonecfg:s10-zone> set zonepath=/zones/s10-zone
  5. Set the autoboot value.

    If set to true, the zone is automatically booted when the global zone is booted. Note that for the zones to autoboot, the zones service svc:/system/zones:default must also be enabled. The default value is false.

    zonecfg:s10-zone> set autoboot=true
  6. Add a network virtual interface.
    zonecfg:s10-zone> add net
    1. Set the IP address. In this procedure, is used.
      zonecfg:s10-zone:net> set address=
    2. Set the physical device type for the network interface, the bge device in this procedure.
      zonecfg:s10-zone:net> set physical=bge0
    3. End the specification.
      zonecfg:s10-zone:net> end

    This step can be performed more than once to add more than one network interface.

  7. Add a ZFS file system shared with the global zone.
    zonecfg:s10-zone> add fs
    1. Set the type to zfs.
      zonecfg:s10-zone:fs> set type=zfs
    2. Set the directory to mount from the global zone.
      zonecfg:s10-zone:fs> set special=share/zone/s10-zone
    3. Specify the mount point.
      zonecfg:s10-zone:fs> set dir=/export/shared
    4. End the specification.
      zonecfg:s10-zone:fs> end

    This step can be performed more than once to add more than one file system.

  8. Delegate a ZFS dataset named sales in the storage pool tank
    zonecfg:my-zone> add dataset
    1. Specify the path to the ZFS dataset sales.
      zonecfg:my-zone> set name=tank/sales
    2. End the dataset specification.
      zonecfg:my-zone> end
  9. Set the hostid to be the hostid of the source system.
    zonecfg:my-zone> set hostid=80f0c086
  10. Verify the zone configuration for the zone.
    zonecfg:s10-zone> verify
  11. Commit the zone configuration for the zone.
    zonecfg:s10-zone> commit
  12. Exit the zonecfg command.
    zonecfg:s10-zone> exit

    Note that even if you did not explicitly type commit at the prompt, a commit is automatically attempted when you type exit or an EOF occurs.

  13. Use the info subcommand to verify that the brand is set to solaris10.
    global# zonecfg -z s10-zone info
  14. (Optional) Use the info subcommand to check the hostid:
    global# zonecfg -z s10-zone info hostid
Next Steps

Tip - After you have configured the zone, it is a good idea to make a copy of the zone's configuration. You can use this backup to restore the zone in the future. As superuser or administrator with the correct profile, print the configuration for the zone s10-zone to a file. This example uses a file named s10-zone.config.

global# zonecfg -z s10-zone export > s10-zone.config

See Also

For additional components that can be configured using zonecfg, see Chapter 16, Non-Global Zone Configuration (Overview). This guide also provides information on using the zonecfg command in either command-line or command-file mode. For more information about adding ZFS file systems, see Adding ZFS File Systems to a Non-Global Zone in Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration Guide.