swap -a of ZFS volume produces error: Operation not supported

(Doc ID 1543173.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 8/11 U10 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)


The command swap -a produces an error when I try to add swap that is a ZFS volume.  The error is:

Operation not supported


The error may begin after installing kernel patch 147440-19 (SPARC) or 147441-19 (x64) or later, or by upgrading the system to Solaris 10 Update 11 or higher.


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