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:
All storage used by the zone must have shared storage accessible by both the source and target hosts. See Chapter 13, Getting Started With Oracle Solaris Zones on Shared Storage in Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Zones. Local-only disk paths are not supported on live migration.
The zone configuration must be set up so that configuration is compatible and consistent on both the source and target hosts. See Oracle Solaris Zones Configuration Resources.
Running instances of the following services:
The Oracle Solaris Remote Administrative Daemon (RAD). TCP, TLS, and SSH transports are supported. Refer to the Remote Administration Daemon Developer’s Guide for additional information on RAD.
The Network Time Protocol (NTP) server. See Enhancing System Performance Using Clock Synchronization and Web Caching in Oracle Solaris 11.3 for additional information on NTP.
For additional information on managing Oracle Solaris services, see Chapter 3, Administering Services in Managing System Services in Oracle Solaris 11.3.
Configured SSH public key authentication between the source and target hosts. The public key authentication must be configured so that SSH does not require a prompt. See How to Generate a Public/Private Key Pair for Use With Secure Shell in Managing Secure Shell Access in Oracle Solaris 11.3.
It is recommended that a 10-Gbyte Ethernet link be used for kernel zone live migration.