Solaris Virtualization Product Overview
Part I Resource Management
1. Introduction to Solaris Resource Management
2. Projects and Tasks (Overview)
3. Administering Projects and Tasks
4. Extended Accounting (Overview)
5. Administering Extended Accounting (Tasks)
6. Resource Controls (Overview)
7. Administering Resource Controls (Tasks)
8. Fair Share Scheduler (Overview)
9. Administering the Fair Share Scheduler (Tasks)
10. Physical Memory Control Using the Resource Capping Daemon (Overview)
11. Administering the Resource Capping Daemon (Tasks)
12. Resource Pools (Overview)
13. Creating and Administering Resource Pools (Tasks)
14. Resource Management Configuration Example
15. Resource Control Functionality in the Solaris Management Console
Part II Zones
16. Introduction to Solaris Zones
17. Non-Global Zone Configuration (Overview)
18. Planning and Configuring Non-Global Zones (Tasks)
19. About Installing, Halting, Cloning, and Uninstalling Non-Global Zones (Overview)
20. Installing, Booting, Halting, Uninstalling, and Cloning Non-Global Zones (Tasks)
21. Non-Global Zone Login (Overview)
22. Logging In to Non-Global Zones (Tasks)
23. Moving and Migrating Non-Global Zones (Tasks)
24. About Packages and Patches on a Solaris System With Zones Installed (Overview)
25. Adding and Removing Packages and Patches on a Solaris System With Zones Installed (Tasks)
26. Solaris Zones Administration (Overview)
27. Administering Solaris Zones (Tasks)
28. Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Solaris Zones Problems
Part III Branded Zones
29. About Branded Zones and the Linux Branded Zone
Branded Zones Technology
About the lx Brand
Commands and Other Interfaces
Setting Up lx Branded Zones on Your System (Task Map)
30. Planning the lx Branded Zone Configuration (Overview)
31. Configuring the lx Branded Zone (Tasks)
32. About Installing, Booting, Halting, Cloning, and Uninstalling lx Branded Zones (Overview)
33. Installing, Booting, Halting, Uninstalling and Cloning lx Branded Zones (Tasks)
34. Logging In to lx Branded Zones (Tasks)
35. Moving and Migrating lx Branded Zones (Tasks)
36. Administering and Running Applications in lx Branded Zones (Tasks)
Part IV Sun xVM
37. Sun xVM Hypervisor System Requirements
38. Booting and Running the Sun xVM Hypervisor
40. Using virt-install to Install a Domain
41. xVM System Administration
42. Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Sun xVM Problems
About Using Zones on a Solaris System
See Chapter 16, Introduction to Solaris Zones for general information on the use of zones on a
You should be familiar with the following zones and resource management concepts:
The global zone and the non-global zone, described in How Zones Work
The global administrator and the zone administrator, described in How Non-Global Zones Are Administered and How Non-Global Zones Are Created.
The zone state model, discussed in Non-Global Zone State Model.
The zone isolation characteristics covered in Non-Global Zone Characteristics.
Privileges, described in Privileges in a Non-Global Zone.
Networking, described in Networking in Shared-IP Non-Global Zones
The Solaris Container concept, which is the use of resource management features, such as resource pools, with zones. The use and interaction of zones and resource management features are described in Using Resource Management Features With Non-Global Zones, Setting Zone-Wide Resource Controls, Chapter 26, Solaris Zones Administration (Overview), and the individual chapters in Part 1 Resource Management of this manual that document each resource management feature. For example, resource pools are covered in Chapter 12, Resource Pools (Overview) and Chapter 13, Creating and Administering Resource Pools (Tasks)
The fair share scheduler (FSS), a scheduling class that enables you to allocate CPU time based on shares, is covered in Chapter 8, Fair Share Scheduler (Overview) and Chapter 9, Administering the Fair Share Scheduler (Tasks).
The resource capping daemon (rcapd), which can be used from the global zone to control resident set size (RSS) usage of branded zones. The property of the zonecfg capped-memory resource sets the max-rss for a zone. This value is enforced by rcapd running in the global zone. For more information, see Chapter 10, Physical Memory Control Using the Resource Capping Daemon (Overview), Chapter 11, Administering the Resource Capping Daemon (Tasks) and the rcapd(1M) man page.
The Glossary provides definitions for terms used with zones and resource management features.
Any additional information required to use branded zones on your system is provided
in this part of the guide.
Note - The following chapters in this guide are not applicable to branded zones: