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Device Handling in Solaris Non Global Zones (Doc ID 1552278.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 19, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 to 11.1 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)


This document describes the device handling in Solaris Non Global Zones ( Container )


Troubleshooting Steps

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Troubleshooting Steps
Basic information:
 example of zones configuration with additional devices on top of default devices
 devices in Global Zone (GZ) and Non Global Zones (NGZ)
 process during NGZ bootup. processes captured with DTrace script 'execsnoop -a' (part of DTrace toolkit)
 typical mount entries for a NGZ
 devices in NGZ are grouped in Device Categories
 /dev and /devices Namespace
 Device Management: Zone Runtime
 with zoneadm attach, /dev entries for the zone gets corrected
 default device entries for a native NGZ
 System Administration Guide: Device Use in Non-Global Zones
 Is it possible to add new resources/devices to a running zone ?
 removing devices after configuration changes
 Restore of dev entries in Solaris 11 on alternate boot environment

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