I can install Solaris11 as qemu vm on Omnios,my question is: is possible (maybe using an archiveadm "flash" archive) to install Solaris11 as zone of Omnios?

  • Sounds like blasphemy to me ;-). I don't think the zones can natively be anything other than the parent OS. lx zones can emulate a linux kernel (but are not that). I would suggest asking the illumos mailing list but I suspect this question would not be well received :-P
    – jesse_b
    Feb 27, 2018 at 20:21
  • I agree with you,but a Os with emulation of zones with other os,for example Solaris10 is not a bad idea
    – elbarna
    Feb 27, 2018 at 21:10
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    @elbarna But that's still the same kernel, designed to do just that. You're asking if it's possible to run another kernel in a zone - and no, it's not. Feb 27, 2018 at 23:24
  • Thanks,please add as answer, so I can vote and close.
    – elbarna
    Feb 28, 2018 at 10:36

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Yes, one can install Solaris11 as OmniOS zone using the new bhyve and KVM branded zones introduced a few weeks ago with OmniOS r151028.

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