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05 May 2014 Solaris 11.2: Immutable Global Zone [36169]
Read-Only Root Non-Global Zones is marketed as Immutable Zones

Casper Dik writes, "This is blog is a bit more substantial; it requires some knowledge about Solaris Zones, Immutable Zones and Solaris administration in general. It is high-level; in future I'm hoping to get down to the nuts and bolts.

In Solaris 11 we added the Read-Only Root Non-Global Zones, marketed as Immutable Zones; this is a feature that makes a zone tamper-proof.

In an Immutable Zone is configured simply by setting the "file-mac-profile" to one of "strict" (not much writeable), "fixed-configuration" and "flexible-configuration" (configuration is writeable but binaries and such or not). This is all implemented in the kernel based on pathnames and depending on the context; the super-user in the global zone can still update the zone or even modify protected files as long as that is not done from within the zone..."
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05 May 2014 Solaris 11.2: Immutable Global Zone [36169]
Read-Only Root Non-Global Zones is marketed as Immutable Zones

Casper Dik writes, "This is blog is a bit more substantial; it requires some knowledge about Solaris Zones, Immutable Zones and Solaris administration in general. It is high-level; in future I'm hoping to get down to the nuts and bolts.

In Solaris 11 we added the Read-Only Root Non-Global Zones, marketed as Immutable Zones; this is a feature that makes a zone tamper-proof.

In an Immutable Zone is configured simply by setting the "file-mac-profile" to one of "strict" (not much writeable), "fixed-configuration" and "flexible-configuration" (configuration is writeable but binaries and such or not). This is all implemented in the kernel based on pathnames and depending on the context; the super-user in the global zone can still update the zone or even modify protected files as long as that is not done from within the zone..."
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29 Apr 2014 Oracle Introduces Oracle Solaris 11.2 [36159]
Engineered for Cloud

Oracle introduced Oracle Solaris 11.2, a modern cloud platform that melds efficient virtualization, application-driven software-defined networking (SDN) technology and a full OpenStack distribution.

This powerful combination of an enterprise-class operating system and other components creates a highly efficient, compliant, secure, open and affordable software platform for cloud computing.

With deep integration among Oracle Database, Java and Oracle Applications, businesses can use Oracle Solaris 11.2 to deliver the most reliable, high-performance, efficient and secure IT services and accelerate time-to-market for new deployments. Oracle Solaris is an important component of Oracle's Systems business.

Oracle Solaris 11.2 is a complete, integrated and open platform engineered for large-scale enterprise cloud environments. It combines OpenStack, SDN technology, clustering, and virtualization with a proven enterprise-class OS, all in a single product.
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14 Apr 2014 Which Type of Virtualization Should I Use? [35826]
Includes Brian Bream interview

Rick writes, "I routinely ask techies which type of virtualization they'd recommend for which type of job. I seldom get an answer as crystal clear as Brian Bream's.

Video Interview: Which Type of Virtualization Should I Use?

Oracle's portfolio of virtualization technologies includes Oracle VM Server for x86, Oracle VM Server for SPARC (previously known as LDOMS), and Oracle Solaris Zones, among others. Brian Bream provides a crystal clear technical overview of their differences and examples of what you would use them to do to. After you listen to the recording, which is about 5 minutes long, you'll understand why Brian was selected Instructor of the Year for both Oracle University and Sun Microsystems University before that..."
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09 Apr 2014 How to Migrate Solaris 10 zones to Solaris 11 as branded zone? [35720]
V2V

"If you are planning to move the Solaris 10 zones to Solaris 11 global zones, this step by step procedure will help you. As you know there is no direct method to upgrade the Solaris 10 to Solaris 11, most of the clients would like to run their existing Solaris 10 zones as branded zone under Solaris 11 without upgrading the guest operating system for time being..."
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