Hi Jerry,

Jerry Jelinek wrote:
> 3) Zones are only supported in ZFS.  This means that the zonepath
>     must be a dataset.  For example, if the zonepath for your
>     zone is /export/zones/foo, then /export/zones must be a dataset.
>     The zones code will then create the foo dataset and all the
>     underlying datasets when you install the zone.
>   

Is this true only on OpenSolaris? Or it applies to normal Nevada as 
well? Also, is this what's planned for S10 in the future?

Thanks,
Zoram
> Since there have been several questions about using
> zones on recent opensolaris builds (98 and later)
> I thought I would try to summarize what to do.
>
> First, all of this is discussed in gory detail in
> the spec if you need more info:
>
> http://www.opensolaris.org/jive/thread.jspa?messageID=273528&;
>
> 1) Existing zones can't be used.  If you have zones
>     installed on opensolaris and image-update to build 98 or
>     later, those zones won't be usable.  You need to delete
>     them (if you really need the zone and you carefully
>     study the spec, then you could manually set things up,
>     but it won't be easy).
>
> 2) Your global zone BE needs a UUID.  The old beadm code didn't
>     assign one, so if you update to a newer build, you won't
>     have one.  Once you are on a new build (98 or later) then
>     subsequent BEs will have a UUID.  You can update to a recent
>     build then just create another BE in order to get a global
>     zone BE UUID.  This is only an issue when updating from pre-98
>     to post-98.  After you pass 98, things are fine.
>
> 3) Zones are only supported in ZFS.  This means that the zonepath
>     must be a dataset.  For example, if the zonepath for your
>     zone is /export/zones/foo, then /export/zones must be a dataset.
>     The zones code will then create the foo dataset and all the
>     underlying datasets when you install the zone.
>
> 4) As has been the case, image-updating the global BE doesn't update
>     the zones.  We're working on some improvements so you can detach/attach
>     the zone and have it updated.  Hopefully we can get that into
>     the 11.08 release, although its not there currently.
>
> Let me know if there are any questions,
> Jerry
>
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