This chapter describes zone conversions and shows how to convert physical systems to zones and convert between different types of zones. Zone conversion means one of the following transformations:
Transforming global zones into non-global zones, also known as physical to virtual (P2V) conversion
Transforming non-global zones into global zones
Transforming solaris zones into kernel zones
Transformation involves data transfer using Oracle Solaris Unified Archives. Along with zone migration, transforming zones using archives can be part of a strategy to move existing systems for server consolidation, workload rebalancing, and disaster recovery.
For background information, review the following: