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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)

zlogin Command

Internal Zone Configuration

System Configuration Interactive Tool

Example Zone Configuration Profiles

Non-Global Zone Login Methods

Zone Console Login

User Login Methods

Failsafe Mode

Remote Login

Interactive and Non-Interactive Modes

Interactive Mode

Non-Interactive Mode

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



Internal Zone Configuration

The system configuration data can exist as either a single profile, sc_profile.xml or as a directory, profiles, of SMF profiles. The single file or directory both describe the zones system configuration data that will be passed to the automated installer during zone installation. If no sc_profile.xml file or profiles directory is given during zone installation, the sysconfig interactive tool will query the administrator for the data the first time the console zlogin command is used.

Oracle Solaris 11 uses SMF to centralize the configuration information.

An Oracle Solaris instance is created and configured during installation. An Oracle Solaris instance is defined as a boot environment in either a global or a non-global zone. You can use the sysconfig utility to perform configuration tasks on an Oracle Solaris instance, or to unconfigure an Oracle Solaris instance and reconfigure the instance. The sysconfig command can be used to create an SMF profile.

After the installation or creation of a Solaris instance in a global or non-global zone, where system configuration is needed, system configuration will happen automatically. System configuration is not needed in the case of a zoneadm clone operation in which the -p option to preserve system identity is specified, or in the case of an attach operation in which the -cprofile.xmlsysconfig file option is not specified.

You can do the following:

The sysconfig interface is described in Chapter 6, Unconfiguring or Reconfiguring an Oracle Solaris instance, in Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Systems and in the sysconfig(1M) man page.

System Configuration Interactive Tool

The System Configuration Interactive (SCI) Tool enables you to specify configuration parameters for your newly installed Oracle Solaris 11 instance.

sysconfig configure with no -c profile.xml option will unconfigure the system, then bring up SCI tool to query the administrator and write the configuration to /etc/svc/profile/site/scit_profile.xml. The tool will then configure the system with this information.

sysconfig create-profile queries the administrator and creates an SMF profile file in /system/volatile/scit_profile.xml. Parameters include system hostname, time zone, user and root accounts, name services.

To navigate in the tool:

For more information, see Chapter 6, Unconfiguring or Reconfiguring an Oracle Solaris instance, in Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Systems and the sysconfig(1M) man page.