Before planning and deploying a kernel zone, you must verify that the kernel zone host has the hardware and software requirements as described in Hardware and Software Requirements for Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones. You can use the virtinfo command to verify the hardware requirements, firmware or BIOS requirements, and kernel zone brand package software requirements on the kernel zone host.
For more information, see Assigning Rights to Non-Root Users to Manage Zones in Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Zones.
$ uname -a
For example, on the system global:
global$ uname -a SunOS global 5.11 11.2 sun4v sparc sun4v
$ pkg list brand/brand-solaris-kz
The following 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 0.5.11-0.175.2.0.0.36.22321 i--
The following example output shows that kernel zones are supported on the system global, which is a logical domain.
global$ virtinfo NAME CLASS logical-domain current non-global-zone supported kernel-zone supported
For further information, see the virtinfo(1M) man page.