Documentation: Zones

The following are a few examples for the configuration of Solaris 10 Zones. Currently with a focus on Resource Controls.
Note: This document is not written by Sun.
Brendan Gregg, 07-May-2006, version 2.31.

Note: This page was last updated in 2006 and is no longer maintained. It is now part of my Crypt.

What is a Zone?

A large SunFire server with hardware domains allows many isolated systems to be created. Zones achieve this in software and is far more flexible - it is easy to move individual CPUs between zones as needed, or to configure a more sophisticated way to share CPUs and memory.


Operating Systems

This document is based on the first customer release of Solaris 10. In the later revisions, many of the commands and syntax may be improved. Check the "what's new" sections on to keep up to date with changes.


The following are examples that demonstrate a particular function of Zones.

Further Info

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Created: 12-Jan-2005
Last updated: 24-May-2006
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