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Creating and Using Oracle® Solaris Kernel Zones

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Updated: August 2021

Software Requirements for Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones

To use an Oracle Solaris-supported feature within an Oracle Solaris kernel zone, both the OS of the host and the OS of its guest Kernel Zone must support the feature. Most Oracle Solaris features work out-of-box within a Kernel Zone.

Some features require additional support in the Kernel Zone hypervisor, in the Kernel Zone guest driver, or both. The Oracle Solaris system version of the host and the Kernel Zone guest determine whether a feature is supported from within a Kernel Zone. Some Oracle Solaris features are not yet supported from within a Kernel Zone.

Table 1  Kernel Zone Features and the Required Oracle Solaris Versions
Oracle Solaris kernel zone Feature
Kernel Zone Guest OS Versions
Host OS Versions
Software In Silicon
11.4, 11.3
11.4, 11.3
Live Zone Reconfiguration
11.4, 11.3
11.4, 11.3
Oracle Solaris Kernel Zone Migration
11.4, 11.3, 11.2
11.4, 11.3

Adds Live Migration support.

, 11.2

Includes suspend and resume migration support.

Evacuation of Oracle Solaris Kernel Zone to Target Host
11.4, 11.3, 11.2