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System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System
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System and Space Requirements

The following primary machine considerations are associated with the use of lx branded zones.

  • The machine must be either x64 or x86 based.

  • Sufficient disk space to hold the files that are unique within each lx zone must be available. The disk space requirements for an lx zone are determined by the size and number of RPMs, or Linux packages, that are installed.

  • The lx brand supports only the whole root model, so each installed zone will have its own copy of every file.

There are no limits on how much disk space can be consumed by a zone. The global administrator is responsible for space restriction. The global administrator must ensure that local storage is sufficient to hold a non-global zone's root file system. Given sufficient storage, even a small uniprocessor system can support a number of zones running simultaneously.

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