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Creating Solaris Containers

Whilst there is an abundance of documentation on creating containers, the goal here is to create a container in the fewest number of steps.

How to use zlogin to Shutdown and Start a zone

You must be the global administrator or a user with appropriate authorization in the global zone to perform these procedures.

How to build a Solaris Branded Zone

This is a standard question for Solaris administrators who unfortunately have requirements for an older Solaris 9 kernel for a legacy application.

Solaris Zone status and Configuration

This article describes how to display the Solaris Zone Status and Configuration from the global zone.

Solaris non-global Zone States

This article simply provides a zone state flow chart and a table listing the state of non-global zones under Solaris.

Solaris non-global Zone States (part 2)

This article simply provides addiational zone states from my previous post on the subject.

Migrating a Solaris 11 Kernel Zone

You can migrate a kernel zone to another host by using the zoneadm command. For zone migrations, a zone configuration must be portable across machines.

Cloning a Solaris zone

The beauty of zones under Solaris for me is the ability to clone any zone and then easily adapt it for it's new resources and function.

An introduction to Solaris Zones

This post is an introduction to the new virtual technology introduced from Sun Microsystems, namely Solaris Zones (not containers)