Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones

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Updated: December 2014

Verifying Hardware and Software Support on Kernel Zone Hosts

Before planning and deploying a kernel zone, you must verify that the kernel zone host has the hardware and software requirements as described in Hardware and Software Requirements for Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones. You can use the virtinfo command to verify the hardware requirements, firmware or BIOS requirements, and kernel zone brand package software requirements on the kernel zone host.

How to Verify Kernel Zone Support on a Host

  1. On the kernel zone host, become an administrator.

    For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .

  2. Verify that the Oracle Solaris operating system version is at least 11.2.
    # uname -a

    For example, on the host global:

    global# uname -a
    SunOS global 5.11 11.2 sun4v sparc sun4v
  3. Verify the installation of the kernel zone brand package, brand/brand-solaris-kz.
    # pkg list brand/brand-solaris-kz

    The following example shows that the kernel zone brand package is installed on the host global.

    global#  pkg list brand/brand-solaris-kz
    NAME (PUBLISHER)                               VERSION                        IFO
    system/zones/brand/brand-solaris-kz            0.5.11-    i-- 
  4. Run the virtinfo command.
    # virtinfo

    The following example output shows that kernel zones are supported on the host global.

    global# virtinfo
    NAME            CLASS
    logical-domain  current
    non-global-zone supported
    kernel-zone     supported

See also

For further information, see the virtinfo(1M) man page.