Actual IM exchange today:
gary 10:06 I officially love Solaris Zones.
Seth 10:06 How many experience points do you get for discovering a Solaris zone?
gary 10:07 900
gary 10:07 It’s a lvl 45-55 Zone.
gary 10:08 But that’s okay, I may only be a lvl 40 SysAdmin, but all my talent points are in the Solaris tree.
gary 10:10 I wonder if that would make my G5 a blue item….
BigAdmin Feature Article: Solaris Zones Partitioning Technology: ”
global# newfs /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s0
global# mount /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s0 /mystuff
global# zonecfg -z my-zone
zonecfg:my-zone> add fs
zonecfg:my-zone:fs> set dir=/usr/mystuff
zonecfg:my-zone:fs> set special=/mystuff
zonecfg:my-zone:fs> set type=lofs
Zone examples: “The following are a few examples for the configuration of
Solaris 10 Zones. Currently with a focus on Resource Controls.
Note: This document is not written by Sun.
Brendan Gregg, 07-Nov-2005, version 2.25.”
If you can’t tell, I’m tinkering with Zones in Solaris 10 today. I’m not completely sold on them yet, but may like them a bit better than running Apache chrooted. Not sure yet, we’ll have to see. It would be very nice for running Oracle APPS in a multi-tier environment on a single host though…
Zones FAQ at OpenSolaris.org: “This page is a list of Questions, some Frequently Asked, some Not
So. It also includes Frequently Requested Web Links. It is
intended for use by anyone interested in learning more about Solaris 10
BigAdmin Feature Article: Best Practices for Running Oracle Databases in Solaris Containers: “This article provides an overview of Solaris Containers in the Solaris
10 Operating System, with guidelines for running a non-RAC Oracle database in a
container. Oracle 9i R2 and 10g R1 databases (RAC and non-RAC)
have been certified to run in a global zone. This document concentrates
on running a non-RAC Oracle database in a container in the Solaris OS,
and it explains in detail the process of creating a non-global zone
appropriate for deploying an Oracle database. Additionally, it captures
special considerations for running a non-RAC Oracle database in a
container in the Solaris OS.”
No HDD in NEC Laptop – Gizmodo: “Looks like NEC has made the first commercial laptop without a hard disk drive, aimed at corporate customers who need higher security.”
Cool. I might even want to have a lappy like this. Course… It’d have to run OS X. But still.