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Creating and Using Oracle® Solaris Kernel Zones

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Updated: August 2021

Verifying Hardware and Software Support on Kernel Zone Hosts

Before planning and deploying a kernel zone, you must verify that the kernel zone host satisfies Software and Hardware Requirements for Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones.

How to Verify That a System Can Support Kernel Zones

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

    For example, on the system global:

    global$ uname -a
    SunOS example-server 5.11 sun4v sparc sun4v non-virtualized
  2. Verify that the kernel zone brand package brand/brand-solaris-kz is installed.
    $ pkg list brand/brand-solaris-kz

    This example shows that the kernel zone brand package is installed on the system global.

    global$  pkg list brand/brand-solaris-kz
    NAME (PUBLISHER)                               VERSION                    IFO
    system/zones/brand/brand-solaris-kz            11.4-       i--
  3. Verify that the global zone supports kernel zones.
    $ virtinfo

    This sample output shows that kernel zones are supported on the system global.

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

See Also

For further information, see the virtinfo(8) man page.