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Oracle Solaris Administration: Oracle Solaris Zones, Oracle Solaris 10 Zones, and Resource Management     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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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, Shutting Down, Halting, Uninstalling, and Cloning Non-Global Zones (Overview)

Zone Installation and Administration Concepts

Zone Construction

How Zones Are Installed

The zoneadmd Daemon

The zsched Zone Scheduler

Zone Application Environment

About Shutting Down, Halting, Rebooting, and Uninstalling Zones

Shutting Down a Zone

Halting a Zone

Rebooting a Zone

Zone Boot Arguments

Zone autoboot Setting

Uninstalling a Zone

About Cloning Non-Global Zones

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

20.  Non-Global Zone Login (Overview)

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

22.  About Zone Migrations and the zonep2vchk Tool

23.  Migrating Oracle Solaris Systems and Migrating Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

24.  About Automatic Installation and Packages on an Oracle Solaris 11 System With Zones Installed

25.  Oracle Solaris Zones Administration (Overview)

26.  Administering Oracle Solaris Zones (Tasks)

27.  Configuring and Administering Immutable Zones

28.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Oracle Solaris Zones Problems

Part III Oracle Solaris 10 Zones

29.  Introduction to Oracle Solaris 10 Zones

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

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

32.  Configuring the solaris10 Branded Zone

33.  Installing the solaris10 Branded Zone

34.  Booting a Zone, Logging in, and Zone Migration



How Zones Are Installed

The solaris brand installer supports installing the zone by using either of the following methods:

The installer options are shown in the following table. See How to Install a Configured Zone for example command lines.

-m manifest
The AI manifest is an XML file that defines how to install a zone. The file argument must be specified with an absolute path.
-c profile|dir
Provides a profile or a directory of profiles to apply during configuration. The file argument must be specified with an absolute path. If a profile is applied, the configuration step occurs non-interactively. If no profile is provided, the interactive system configuration tool is used for the configuration of the system. All profiles must have an .xml file extension. If you supply a directory option to -c, all profiles in that directory must be valid, correctly formed configuration profiles.
-a archive
The path to an archive. archives can be compressed using gzip or bzip. The -d and the -a options are incompatible.
-d path
The path to the root directory of an installed system. If path is a hyphen (-), the zonepath is assumed to be already be populated with the system image. The -d and the -a options are incompatible.
Preserve system identity after installing the zone. The -p and the -u options are incompatible.
Install silently. The -s and the -v options are incompatible.
Unconfigure the zone after installing it, and prompt for a new configuration on zone boot. The -p and the -u options are incompatible.
Verbose output from the install process. The -s and the -v options are incompatible.