Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones

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Updated: December 2014

Kernel Zones and General Zones Concepts

This book assumes that you are familiar with the following resource management and zones concepts:

  • Resource controls that determine how applications use available system resources

  • Commands used to configure, install, and administer zones, primarily zonecfg, zoneadm, and zlogin

  • zonecfg resources and property types

  • Global zones and non-global zones

  • The whole-root non-global zone model

  • Authorizations granted through the zonecfg utility

  • Global administrator and zone administrator

  • The zone state model

  • Zone isolation characteristics

  • Network concepts and configuration

  • Zone shared-IP and exclusive-IP types

See Introduction to Oracle Solaris Zones and Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Zones for more information about these concepts.