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Creating and Using Oracle® Solaris Kernel Zones

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Updated: December 2018

Live Migration Requirements

In addition to both the source and the target hosts meeting the minimum hardware and software requirements for kernel zones described in Hardware and Software Requirements for Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones, both source and target systems must meet the following requirements for live migration:

  • The operating system on both hosts must be Oracle Solaris 11.3.

  • If migrating between SPARC based systems, you must have the following firmware versions installed:

    • A SPARC T4 system with at least System Firmware 8.8

    • A SPARC T5, SPARC M5, or SPARC M6 system with at least System Firmware 9.5

    • A SPARC T7 or SPARC M7 series server. All firmware versions are supported.

    • A Fujitsu M10 or SPARC M10 server with at least XCP Firmware 2280.

    • A Fujitsu SPARC M12 server. All firmware versions are supported.

  • In addition to the firmware version requirements, if you are migrating between different SPARC architectures you must set the cpu-arch property as explained in Specifying a CPU Migration Class for SPARC Kernel Zone Warm and Live Migration.

Live migration source and target hosts must also have the following:

It is recommended that a 10-Gbyte Ethernet link be used for kernel zone live migration.