C.3 Solaris Zones

Solaris Zones is a technology used to virtualize operating system services and provide an isolated environment for running applications. A zone is a virtualized operating system environment created within a single instance of the Solaris Operating System. When you create a zone, you produce an application execution environment in which processes are isolated from the rest of the system. This isolation should prevent processes that are running in one zone from monitoring or affecting processes that are running in other zones. Even a process running with superuser credentials shouldn’t be able to view or affect activity in other zones.

Terminology

There are two different kinds of zones: global and non-global. The global zone represents ...

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