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Resource Management and Oracle® Solaris Zones Developer's Guide

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Updated: October 2017

Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones

The Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones feature provides a full kernel and user environment within a zone. Kernel zones also increase kernel separation between the host system and the zone. The brand name is solaris-kz. Kernel zones are managed by using the existing tools. You can fully update and modify the zone's installed packages, including the kernel version, without being limited to the packages installed in the global zone. You can run solaris zones within the kernel zone to produce hierarchical (nested) zones. Kernel zones support suspend and resume. The Oracle Solaris Kernel Zone can run a Support Repository Update (SRU) or kernel version that is different from that of the host system.

For information about Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones, see Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones and Chapter 1, Configuration Resources for Non-Global Zones in Oracle Solaris Zones Configuration Resources.