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System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System
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Chapter 16

Introduction to Solaris Zones

The SolarisTM Zones facility in the Solaris Operating System provides an isolated environment in which to run applications on your system. Solaris Zones are a component of the Solaris Container environment.

This chapter covers the following topics:

If you are ready to start creating zones on your system, skip to Chapter 17, Non-Global Zone Configuration (Overview).

Note - For information on branded zones, see Part III, Branded Zones.

For information on using zones on a Solaris Trusted Extensions system, see Chapter 16, Managing Zones in Trusted Extensions (Tasks), in Solaris Trusted Extensions Administrator’s Procedures and Zones in Trusted Extensions in Solaris Trusted Extensions Transition Guide.

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