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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

Image Packaging System Software on Systems Running the Oracle Solaris 11 Release

Zones Packaging Overview

About Packages and Zones

Using https_proxy and http_proxy on a System That Has Installed Zones

How Zone State Affects Package Operations

About Adding Packages in Systems With Zones Installed

Using pkg in the Global Zone

Using the pkg install Command in a Non-Global Zone

Adding Additional Packages in a Zone by Using a Custom AI Manifest

About Removing Packages in Zones

Package Information Query

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



About Packages and Zones

The software installed in solaris branded zones, as described in brands(5), must be compatible with the software that is installed in the global zone. The pkg command automatically enforces this compatibility. If the pkg update command is run in the global zone to update software, zones are also updated, to keep the zones in sync with the global zone. The non—global zone and global zone can have different software installed. The pkg command can also be used in a zone to manage software within that zone.

If the pkg update command (with no FMRIs specified) is run in the global zone, pkg will update all the software in both the global zone and any non-global zones on the system.

You can use the trial-run, also called dry-run, installation capability of pkg install in Oracle Solaris Zones.

Using a zone package variant, the various components within a package are specifically tagged to only be installed in either a global zone (global) or a non-global zone (nonglobal). A given package can contain a file that is tagged so that it will not be installed into a non-global zone.

Only a subset of the Oracle Solaris packages installed in the global zone are completely replicated when a non-global zone is installed. For example, many packages that contain the Oracle Solaris kernel are not needed in a non-global zone. All non-global zones implicitly share the same kernel from the global zone.

For more information, see Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Systems and Adding and Updating Oracle Solaris 11 Software Packages.

Note - When updating the global zone on a system with non-global zones, the system might appear to display package download information twice for the zones. However, the packages are only downloaded once.