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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)

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

About the solaris10 Brand

solaris10 Zone Support

SVR4 Packaging and Patching in Oracle Solaris 10 Zones

About Using Packaging and Patching in solaris10 Branded Zones

About Performing Package and Patch Operations Remotely

Non-Global Zones as NFS Clients

General Zones Concepts

About Oracle Solaris 10 Zones in This Release

Operating Limitations

Networking in Oracle Solaris 10 Zones

Networking Components That Are not Supported

Networking Features That Are Different

If native Non-Global Zones Are Installed

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



SVR4 Packaging and Patching in Oracle Solaris 10 Zones

About Using Packaging and Patching in solaris10 Branded Zones

The SVR4 package metadata is available inside the zone, and the package and patch commands work correctly. For proper operation, note that you must install patches 119254-75 (SPARC) or 119255-75 (x86/x64), or later versions, on your Oracle Solaris 10 system before the archive is created. The software download site for patches is My Oracle Support. Click on the "Patches & Updates" tab to view the download instructions and download the images. Contact your support provider for additional information regarding patches.

Because the zones are whole root zones, all packaging and patch operations are successful, although the kernel components of the package or patch are not used. SVR4 packages are only installed into the current zone. For information on SVR4 packaging used in solaris10 native zones, see “Chapter 25, About Packages on an Solaris System With Zones Installed (Overview)” and “Chapter 26, Adding and Removing Packages and Patches on a Solaris System With Zones Installed (Tasks)“ in System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones. This is the Oracle Solaris 10 version of the guide.

About Performing Package and Patch Operations Remotely

For patch operations initiated from within Oracle Solaris 10 Zones, if the remote system is another solaris10 zone, the patching operation works correctly. However, if the remote system is a miniroot or an Oracle Solaris 10 system that is not a solaris10 zone, the operation will produce undefined results. Similarly, the patch tools will produce undefined results if used to patch Oracle Solaris 10 Zones from miniroots or systems instead of Oracle Solaris 10 Zones.

The patchadd and patchrm tools allow administrators to specify alternate roots when running patch operations. This capability allows administrators to patch remote systems, such as Oracle Solaris 10 miniroots and Oracle Solaris 10 physical systems, which have root directories visible over NFS.

For example, if the root directory of an Oracle Solaris 10 system is NFS-mounted onto a local system's /net/a-system directory, then the remote Oracle Solaris 10 system could be patched from the local system.

To install patch 142900-04 (or later version) on the remote system:

# patchadd -R /net/a-system 142900-04

For more information, see the following man pages in the man pages section 1M: System Administration Commands: