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Creating and Using Oracle® Solaris Kernel Zones

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Updated: December 2018

Using Cold Migration to Migrate a Kernel Zone

You can use cold migration to migrate a kernel zone. In a cold migration, a zone is shut down, moved, and rebooted on another host. Cold migration is used for migrating applications that provide time-critical services or that have a large memory footprint.

Cold migration is supported by all zone brands. See Chapter 7, Migrating and Converting Oracle Solaris Zones in Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Zones for more information about cold migrations.

As part of a kernel zone cold migration, you must define the encryption key on the destination host. See Encryption Keys And Kernel Zone Migration.