Oracle Solaris 11 is a complete, integrated and open platform engineered for large-scale enterprise environments. Its built in virtualization provides a highly efficient and scalable solution that sits at the core of that platform. With the inclusion of Kernel Zones, Oracle Solaris 11 provides a flexible, cost efficient, cloud ready solution perfect for the data center. Enhancements and new features include:

  • Secure Live Migration and OS version flexibility with Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones
  • Cloud ready: a core feature of the OpenStack distribution included in Oracle Solaris 11
  • Rapid adoption with support for Oracle Solaris 10 Zones on Oracle Solaris 11
  • Integration with the Oracle Solaris 11 Software Defined Networking
  • Read only security with Immutable Zones
  • Eliminate downtime with Live Reconfiguration of Zones
  • Enhanced mobility with Zones on Shared Storage
  • Simple to deploy and update enabled by tight integration into the Lifecycle Management system


Oracle Solaris 11: No Compromise Virtualization data sheet
New features in Oracle Solaris Zones blog
Introducing Secure Live Migration blog
Which Oracle Solaris Virtualization? (blog)
Best Practices for Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones
Virtualization Monitoring in Oracle Solaris Zones white paper
Hard Partitioning With Oracle Solaris Zones white paper
Consolidation Using Oracle’s SPARC Virtualization Technologies white paper
Using zonestat to Monitor Solaris Zones
How to get started creating Oracle Solaris Zones in Oracle Solaris 11
How to get started creating Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones in Oracle Solaris 11
How to Consolidate Zones Storage on an Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance
How to Set Up a Hadoop 2.2 Cluster From the Unified Archive
Using zonestat to Monitor Oracle Solaris Zones
Oracle Solaris 11 training

Product Documentation

Introduction to Oracle Solaris Zones
Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Zones
Creating and Using Oracle Solaris 10 Zones
Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones

Video, Demo and Hands-On Labs

Oracle Solaris 11.2 Virtualization and SDN video
Introducing Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones video
Rapid Deployment with Oracle Solaris Zones demo
Oracle Solaris 11 in the Cloud hands-on lab
Combining Virtual OS, Network and Storage in Oracle Solaris 11 hands-on lab


Oracle Solaris and Virtualization Technologies (Jeff Victor)
Oracle Solaris 11 (Duncan Hardie)
Oracle Solaris Official Blog
Oracle Solaris Users Blog (The Observatory)