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Transitioning From Oracle® Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11.3

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Updated: December 2018

Oracle Solaris Virtualization Features

The following table provides a brief description of the various virtualization features that are supported in Oracle Solaris 11. For an introduction to virtualization in the Oracle Solaris release, see Introduction to Oracle Solaris 11 Virtual Environments.

Table 14  Virtualization Features Supported in Oracle Solaris 11
Oracle Solaris 11 Feature
Oracle Solaris 10 Support
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OpenStack (Juno version)
A cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that enables you to provision resources through a web interface.
Not supported
Oracle Solaris Resource Manager product components (also referred to as resource management)
Features that enable you to control how applications use available system resources
Oracle VM Server for SPARC
Hypervisor-based virtualization for SPARC servers
Starting with Oracle Solaris 11.3, running Oracle Solaris 10 in a control domain in no longer supported. However, you can continue to run Oracle Solaris 10 in guest domains.
Oracle VM Server for x86 (Xen)
Hypervisor-based virtualization for x86 based servers
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Hosted workstation and server virtualization for x86 based systems
Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones
Use the branded zones framework to run a zone with a separate kernel and OS installation from the global zone. To use kernel zones, you must be running at least Oracle Solaris 11.2.
Not supported
Oracle Solaris Zones
A virtualized operating system environment created within a single instance of the Oracle Solaris operating system
Oracle VM Templates
The following types of Oracle Solaris VM templates are available: Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Solaris Zones, Oracle VM Templates for SPARC, Oracle VM Templates for x86, and Oracle VM Templates for Oracle VM VirtualBox.
Supported in some Oracle Solaris 10 releases

For an introduction to Oracle Solaris virtualization environments, see Introduction to Oracle Solaris 11 Virtual Environments.