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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 11.1 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



About the solaris10 Brand

The solaris10 branded zone, described in the solaris10(5) man page, is a complete runtime environment for Oracle Solaris 10 applications on SPARC and x86 machines running the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 operating system or later released update. If you are running an Oracle Solaris 10 release earlier than Oracle Solaris 10 9/10, it is possible to use the earlier update release if you first install the kernel patch 142909-17 (SPARC) or 142910-17 (x86/x64), or later version, on the original system. You must install the patch before you create the archive that will be used to install the zone. It is the kernel patch of the release that is the prerequisite for migration to Oracle Solaris 10 Zones, not the full Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 or later release. The software download site for patches is My Oracle Support. Click on the "Patches & Updates" tab. On that site, you can view the download instructions and download the images. Contact your support provider for additional information regarding patches.

Non-global zones running within a single global zone instance are supported on all architectures that the Oracle Solaris 11.1 release has defined as supported platforms.

The brand includes the tools required to install an Oracle Solaris 10 system image into a non-global zone. You cannot install a solaris10 brand zone directly from Oracle Solaris 10 media. A physical-to-virtual (P2V) capability is used to directly migrate an existing system into a non-global zone on a target system. The zonep2vchk tool is used to generate information needed for the P2V process and to output a template zonecfg command file for use on the target system. The utility creates a zone that matches the source system's configuration. On a source Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 system, the utility /usr/sbin/zonep2vchk is included in the release. To use the utility on earlier versions of Oracle Solaris 10, download the unbundled package from Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at

The brand also supports the tools used to migrate an Oracle Solaris 10 native zone into a solaris10 brand non-global zone. The virtual-to-virtual (V2V) process for migrating an Oracle Solaris 10 native non-global zone into a solaris10 branded zone supports the same archive formats as P2V. See Chapter 31, (Optional) Migrating an Oracle Solaris 10 native Non-Global Zone Into an Oracle Solaris 10 Zone for more information.

Figure 29-1 Oracle Solaris 10 Containers Transition to Oracle Solaris 10 Zones

image:Oracle Solaris 10 systems and existing zones on those systems can be migrated into Oracle Solaris 10 Zones.