[SunHELP] Solaris 10 and zones

Richard Skelton Richard.Skelton at infineon.com
Wed Aug 18 15:31:23 CDT 2004

Hi Dale,
Just out of interest how do you limit the amount of RAM a zone can consume?

Dale Ghent wrote:

> On Aug 18, 2004, at 3:52 PM, Javier O. Augusto wrote:
>>> Man, I have to say that Zones on Solaris 10 absolutely rock.
>> Solaris 10 Beta 6?
>> Drop some specs from the hardware you are playing with.
> This is on Solaris 10 s10_60, so I suppose that means beta 6. I 
> downloaded the ISO images off of sun.com just two days ago.
> I'm actually running Solaris 10 x86 on a Dell Optiplex desktop PC with 
> a 2.7Ghz P4 and 512MB of RAM.
> I made a basic zone, and booted it. Using the zlogin utility, I made a 
> "console" connection to the new zone and was greeted by the standard 
> Solaris install screens where it asked to configure the usual things 
> such as hostname, name service, root password, etc. You can presumably 
> install a zone from jumpstart or a flash archive as well.
> rebooted the zone, and the kernel booted and everything came up in 
> about 2 seconds.
> Keep in mind a zone is its own virtual machine. it has its own IP 
> address, you can limit the amount of RAM, CPUs, and disk space it 
> consumes (among other things) and do whatever you would normally do on 
> a usual installation of Solaris (unique users, apply patches, etc etc)
> /dale
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