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
  • 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 10 Containers

We're pleased to introduce Oracle Solaris 10 Containers, a product that helps consolidate your existing production workloads running on Oracle Solaris 10 onto new more cost efficient systems. Oracle Solaris 10 Containers allow you to simply lift your Oracle Solaris 10 environment and shift them to a Container on top of a system running Oracle Solaris 11. This way the workload can keep on running in the Oracle Solaris 10 environment it was certified against, while getting the best from the Oracle Solaris 11 kernel and the latest hardware running underneath it. Additionally, Oracle Premier Support for this product gives access to the latest Oracle Solaris 10 patches, protecting your investment while running in the most optimal and secure way.


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

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

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


Oracle Solaris Blog