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

1.  Introduction to Solaris 10 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

15.  Resource Control Functionality in the Solaris Management Console

Part II Zones

16.  Introduction to Solaris Zones

17.  Non-Global Zone Configuration (Overview)

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

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

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

21.  Non-Global Zone Login (Overview)

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

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

24.  Oracle Solaris 10 9/10: Migrating a Physical Oracle Solaris System Into a Zone (Tasks)

Using the zonep2vchk Utility To Assess the System

Oracle Solaris 10 1/13: Obtaining the zonep2vchk Utility

Other Migration Considerations

Creating the Image Used to Directly Migrate an Oracle Solaris System Into a Zone

How to Use flarcreate to Create the Image

Other Archive Creation Methods

Host ID Emulation

Configuring the Zone

Installing the Zone

Installer Options

How to Install the Zone

Boot the Zone

How to Boot the Zone

25.  About Packages and Patches on an Oracle Solaris System With Zones Installed (Overview)

26.  Adding and Removing Packages and Patches on an Oracle Solaris System With Zones Installed (Tasks)

27.  Oracle Solaris Zones Administration (Overview)

28.  Oracle Solaris Zones Administration (Tasks)

29.  Upgrading an Oracle Solaris 10 System That Has Installed Non-Global Zones

30.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Oracle Solaris Zones Problems

Part III lx Branded Zones

31.  About Branded Zones and the Linux Branded Zone

32.  Planning the lx Branded Zone Configuration (Overview)

33.  Configuring the lx Branded Zone (Tasks)

34.  About Installing, Booting, Halting, Cloning, and Uninstalling lx Branded Zones (Overview)

35.  Installing, Booting, Halting, Uninstalling and Cloning lx Branded Zones (Tasks)

36.  Logging In to lx Branded Zones (Tasks)

37.  Moving and Migrating lx Branded Zones (Tasks)

38.  Administering and Running Applications in lx Branded Zones (Tasks)



Using the zonep2vchk Utility To Assess the System

Use the zonep2vchk utility to evaluate an Oracle Solaris 10 host for migration into a zone on a different Oracle Solaris 10 host, and create a zonecfg template. The utility is executed on the source system before migration begins. The utility has the following capabilities:

The zonep2vchk utility is described in the zonep2vchk(1M) man page.

Oracle Solaris 10 1/13: Obtaining the zonep2vchk Utility

The zonep2vchk utility is available on an Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 system.

To use the utility on earlier versions of Oracle Solaris 10, you can download the unbundled package from OTN

Note - Adding the unbundled package will not interfere with the version delivered by Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 if the system is subsequently upgraded or patched. The unbundled version installs into /opt/SUNWzonep2vchk. An upgrade or patch to Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 adds the bundled version in /usr/sbin. The unbundled package obtained earlier can then be uninstalled.

Other Migration Considerations

Depending on the services performed by the original Oracle Solaris 10 system, the global administrator might need to manually customize the zone on the new host 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.

Note that if the original source system image to be installed through P2V is a later release than the target host operating system release, the installation will fail.