Page 201 Container Admin Guide on docs.sun.com states :
"The upper limit for the number of zones on a system is 8192. The number
of zones that can be effectively hosted on a single system is determined
by the total resource requirements of the application software running
in all of the zones."
Please note that you may need to tweak the ip_addrs_per_if tunable in
/etc/system 'cos the default number of logical interface per real
interface is 256.
Mike Gerdts wrote:
On 5/15/07, storage-disk <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Hope this is not a new thread.
I just have a simple question.
What is the maximum number of local zone can I have?
I thought that it was around 8000, but zone.h seems to indicate that
MAX_ZONEID is 9999. You will have to do other tuning to get to that
large of a number. John Clingan http://blogs.sun.com/jclingan/ has
experimented with this and has achieved hundreds of zones with rather
You will tend to run into other practical limits for long term
maintenance (e.g. time to patch said system) before you run into
problems with the system running a large number of zones.
 This assumes that you buy into the idea that a 4 processor system
with 8GB of RAM is modest - I may be a bit spoiled.
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