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Oracle® Solaris 11 System Administration by Bill Calkins

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6. Administering Zones

Oracle Solaris provides a virtualization environment called “zones.” Zones provide an isolation environment that allows virtual Oracle Solaris 11 and 10 environments to run on the same physical system. You can create Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 virtual environments on x86- or SPARC-based Oracle Solaris 11 systems.

Zones provide a virtual OS environment within a single physical instance of Oracle Solaris 11. Applications can run in an isolated and secure environment. This isolation prevents an application running in one zone from monitoring or affecting an application running in a different zone. A further important aspect of zones is that a failing application, such as one that would traditionally have leaked all available ...

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