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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.

Solaris LDOM overview

A simple posts giving a brief overview on the Solaris LDOM hardware virtualisation.

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.

Creating a Solaris Zone on ZFS

The following is a simple example of creating a ZFS filesystem and using it to hold a newly-created Solaris Zone (Solaris Container)

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 LDOM vs Zones

A Sun Logical Domain (LDom) is a full virtual machine whereas a Solaris zone is a virtual operating system.

Solaris Zone status and Configuration

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

Solaris Branded Zones

Branded zones are Solaris 8 or Solaris 9 containers created in a Solaris 10 global zone with BrandZ framework to extend the Solaris zones.

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.

Using pkgcond to determine a zone type

The pkgcond command allows you to determine the type of target being operated on (global zone, non-global zone, diskless client, and so forth)

NetWorker tape drives in VTL environments

While most virtualisation systems allow configuration of tape drives inside a guest container, such configured tape drivers have limited support.

Patching Solaris 10 zones in parallel

Every sysadmin that has upgraded or patched a system running multiples zones will tell it, the upgrade was an undefinably long process.

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.

ZFS Zones

If the filesystem is created in the global zone and added to the local zone via zonecfg, it may be assigned to more than one zone

An introduction to Solaris Zones

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