carsontu
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Branded Zone in a Solaris 10 VM?

I need to test and learn solaris Branded Zone process. Does anyone has idea, whether it is possible to install and configure branded zone software and create zones in a solaris 10 VM running on ESX 3.01 host? Is that doable?

Thanks.

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AntonVZhbankov
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I studied Solaris Zones in VMware VM. I used ESX3.5 so can't say anything about 3.01, but I suppose Solaris Zones will work.


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jbruelasdgo
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according to the compatibility list for OSs (http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software)

ESX 3.0.1 supports solaris 10

just look for the right versions of Solaris 10

regards

Jose Ruelas

Jose B Ruelas http://aservir.wordpress.com
carsontu
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Thanks both of you for the input. I will try.

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AntonVZhbankov
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If you consider any comment as helpful, please award points Smiley Happy


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carsontu
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Sure, I will do the awarding. Smiley Happy

Is the way to award point to click the "Helpful Answer" and "Correct Answer" at the left? I am wondering if there is anything will show up once I click it?

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AntonVZhbankov
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Nothing will show up Smiley Happy

You can reload page and see if points are awarded


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harryc
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Make sure to use the U6 or greater version of Solaris X86. Best to use a 64bit machine as well, although I have Solaris 10 (no zones) running on both 32 and 64 bit machines.

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carsontu
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I tried install the solaris 9 container on solaris 10 U5. It seems not working. I will try U7 version later. However, I want to first check other issue it may have.

1) The package downloaded was from URL:

https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CDS-CDS_SMI-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewFilteredProducts-...

The link is: s9containers-bundle-solaris10-sparc.tar.gz

That is the package for SPARC. There is no x86 version of Solaris 9 container. Does anyone has idea if the SPARC version of container will work on x86 Solaris 10 VM?

2) When I unzip/untar this package,all file in this package seems to be very small. I doubt whether it has everything it should have. Even its size is 41MB.

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harryc
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No SPARC and x86 kernels are different and incompatable.

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Dandan712
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dis you finally succed ?

I'm also interested in playing with solaris 10 zones and containers inside an ESX 3.5 virtual machine.

Please let me know any tips etc as I'm also a very beginner in that topic ( solaris zones, containers etc )

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carsontu
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No. It seems that there is no way to do it in x86 platform.

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