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Solaris zones (formerly known as containers) are an OS-level virtualization technology

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In Solaris UNIX what is a mountpoint and what makes a mountpoint different than a regular file system?

I don't really know the significance of a mountpoint in UNIX Solaris or what a mountpoint is used for, could someone explain this, what do I have to know about a mountpoint as an administrator?
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List processes that have been running more than 2 hours

How can I list processes, with a defined name, that have been running for more than 2 hours. This is what I have tried. ps -efo pid,comm,etime | grep 'process name' | awk '{print $3}' This is for ...
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Determine Solaris server model inside a zone?

I'm a DBA doing some inventory and as part of it, I gather some system info. I'm wondering if it's possible to determine what hardware a zone is running on if you only have access to the zone? I ...
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Does Solaris 11.4 support Solaris 11.3 branded zones?

My gut feeling is "no", but an Oracle salesperson told me yes. I am not talking kernel zones here btw.
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Upgrading Solaris zone to solaris 11 [closed]

We have solaris zones running in Sparc T5 server Currently a solaris zone run Solaris 10 OS version. $uname -a SunOS zone01 5.10 Generic_150400-30 sun4v sparc sun4v Going further, we would like ...
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How to check the shell of a running process?

I am working on Solaris 11 zone and I need to check which shell a running process is using. I have the PID but I am not sure where to get the information from. I have a scenario where some resource ...
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ZFS mount dataset for zone

I shutdown my non-global zone and umount her point zfs zonepath. command for umount: zfs unmount -f zones-pool/one-zone details: zfs list | grep one zones-pool/one-zone ...
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Solaris 11 zones, networking and blocked ports

Our Solaris admin quit. We are building a new system. I have been tasked to help. I have a Solaris box with a global zone and 15 non-global zones. Some NGZs can ssh to other NGZ. Many cannot ssh ...
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In what scenarios does one have to run privileged LXC 1.x containers

We have a requirement to replace Solaris zones with Linux containers, that's why we are evaluating LXC1 containers. Since it's not safe to run privileged containers, can anyone shed some light as to ...
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What is OS apix module?

I'm using Solaris 10 Update 10 OS on my HPE BL460c Gen8 server. It is recommended by HPE to disable OS apix module, For ProLiant Gen8 servers, HPE Recommends disabling the OS apix module. To ...
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Solaris 10 - Is zone isolation sufficient for segregating high and low security servers?

Let's consider the typical scenario of a Web application that has a web server, application server and database server. All servers are located in different network zones separated by firewalls. From ...
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Dedicated CPU allocation to zone in Solaris 11

I have created a zone called web in Solaris 11. Now I want to allocate one dedicated CPU resource to that zone. But it's throwing an error: "No such entry". I did the following... zonecfg:web> ...
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Is it a good idea to use zlogin's "safe" login mode to shutdown a zone?

This question refers to Solaris 10, which does not have a zoneadm option to cleanly shutdown a non-global zone. We have sometimes problems to shutdown non-global zones using zlogin init 5. While ...
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Is there a difference between init 0 and 5 in a non-global zone?

Does it make any difference if I shut down a non-global zone with init 0 or init 5? Should one of them be preferred?
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Patching a Solaris flar archive

I have a Solaris flar archive of an old Solaris 10 environment, now I'm not allowed to update the running system in any way so would like to be able to: Extract the flar archive somewhere (without ...
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How to define different routes for global and non-global zone to the same destination?

I have the requirement to separate the management network for global and non global zones in a Solaris 10 server. The global zone has its own management network and all non-global zones share their ...
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How to configure a global zone along with two non-global zones in solaris 10?

I have a SUN M3000 server. I want to configure this as a global zone (named z1dms) which will have two non-global zone (named zu9dms and zu10dms). Please tell me how to configure.
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Does orca + RICHPse work on Solaris Containers or local zones?

I have just attempted to get RICHPse version 3.4 running on a Solaris version 10 Sun M5000. It seems to run on the global zone but not on the local zones. On the local zones RICHPse just fails ...
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zpool states that zones are in SUSPENDED mode

Zones are in suspend mode how can I bring them up online? Operating system: SunOS xxxxxxbase02 5.11 11.2 sun4v sparc sun4v While listing the pool in global zone I can see four hosts are in suspend ...
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Webserver on Solaris 10 + zones. How to do it properly?

I have 1 real IP and many websites. Initial idea was to separate each website into it's own exclusive-ip (vnic) non-global zone. MySQL server have it's own non-global zone. Question is: what is the ...
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How to await Solaris zone boot (first time)

Solaris 11. I've found that the zone boot command (e.g. zoneadm -z myzone boot) returns before the zone is fully booted/configured. The problem is related to freshly created zones. More precisely ...
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Solaris 10 non global zones and rc scripts

There are a handful of Solaris zones that run a rc3.d/ script (which is normal), however, there is a single script that runs during boot and removes itself upon completion. (This is known from viewing ...
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Cannot install zone on Solaris 11

I am trying to install a zone on Solaris 11. I am using these instructions. I get up to Listing 2 when the error occurs. # zoneadm -z testzone install The following ZFS file system(s) have ...
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Solaris 10 IPMP and zones

Is there a way to have an IPMP group Virtual IP only be assigned to a none global zone ? The reason I ask is the need to reduce the number of IP addresses, as we only have so many spare. If I have ...
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How to create an FS under SunOS?

So there is a global zone, and we need to create an FS on a non-global zone. Also we need the new FS in a new DG/Volume inside the DG of the zone (if we see it from the global zone). How to do it? ...
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Solaris zone removal and transformation

I have a Solaris server which has two zones on it. I need to remove one zone and change the remaining zone into the server's main operating system. What is the best way to do this? I was thinking ...
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Find out global zone Name once you logged into a NON global zone

I understand in Unix Oracle-Solaris OS the zoneadm list command will easily show all the available zones. But if I am logged into a non global zone there is no easy way to get information about the ...
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