What is Solaris x86?

An x86 version of Solaris 2.1 was released in June 1993, about 6 months after the SPARC version, as a desktop and uniprocessor workgroup server operating system. It included the Wabi emulator to support Windows applications.

What is a Solaris Zone?

A Solaris Zone is a partitioned virtual OS environment working in a Solaris OS space. There are two types of Solaris Zones: Global Zones and Non-Global Zones. Global Zone is the traditional OS environment and is where Solaris OS is installed.

Are Solaris Zones containers?

A Solaris Container is the combination of system resource controls and the boundary separation provided by zones. Zones act as completely isolated virtual servers within a single operating system instance.

How do I know my zone configuration?

Using the /usr/sbin/zoneadm on a local zone will only display the status of that zone. Use zonecfg -z with the info option to list a specific zone configuration. The zonecfg command can be used to list the configuration of a current zone.

What is a Cdom and LDOM?

Virtualized Infrastructure. With each control domain (CDOM) are virtualized guest domains, referred to as logical domains (LDOM) or, simply, guests. Operating system instances and applications run in these guests, supported by the hypervisor’s virtual I/O devices.

Is Lxc containerization technology?

Contents. LXC (LinuX Containers) is a OS-level virtualization technology that allows creation and running of multiple isolated Linux virtual environments (VE) on a single control host. These isolation levels or containers can be used to either sandbox specific applications, or to emulate an entirely new host.

Is NIC card a hypervisor?

A hypervisor can, of course, multiplex multiple VMs onto a single NIC by implementing the VEB entirely in software. This works with any NIC, but can add signifi- cant CPU overhead. A NIC that supports “Single Root I/O Virtualization” (SR-IOV) appears to expose multiple virtual PCIe de- vices for each physical device.

What is zone configuration?

Zone configuration data consists of two kinds of entities, resources and properties. Each resource has a type, and each resource can also have a set of one or more properties. The properties have names and values. The set of properties is dependent on the resource type.

What is default zone?

The default zone is the zone that is used for everything that is not explicitly bound/assigned to another zone. That means that if there is no zone assigned to a connection, interface or source, only the default zone is used.