A flavor is a VM instance type, or virtual hardware template. A flavor specifies a set of virtual machine resources such as the number of virtual CPUs, the amount of memory, and the disk space assigned to a VM instance. On Solaris, the flavor also includes the brand of the underlying zone: solaris for non-global zones and solaris-kz for kernel zones. An example of an instance flavor is a kernel zone with 16 virtual CPUs and 16384 MB of RAM.
For general information about flavors, see the “Flavors” section in the OpenStack Cloud Administrator Guide.