Migrating an Existing Non-Global Zone on Solaris 10 System to Solaris 11 (Doc ID 1619436.1)

Last updated on JUNE 02, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Solaris x64/x86 Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Migrating an existing Solaris 10 (native) non-global zone running on a Solaris 10 global zone to a Solaris10 branded zone on a Solaris 11 global zone fails when using one of following methods:

1) Attaching a Solaris 10 non-global zone to a Solaris 11 server. 
For example:

    - Move the LUN with the zone path from Solaris 10 global zone to the Solaris 11 global zone.
    - Create the configuration for the Solaris10 branded zone on the Solaris 11 global zone via zonecfg.
    - Attach the Solaris 10 non-global zone to the Solaris 11 server.  This fails with the error seen below:

 

root@sol11:~# zoneadm -z zonesmigr attach
Progress being logged to /var/log/zones/zoneadm.20140210T185319Z.zonesmigr.attach
Log File: /var/log/zones/zoneadm.20140210T185319Z.zonesmigr.attach
ERROR: Error: No active boot environment found.
Result: Attach Failed.
Log saved in non-global zone as /zonesmigr/s10zone/root/var/log/zones/zoneadm.20140210T185319Z.zonesmigr.attach

root@sol11:~# cat /var/log/zones/zoneadm.20140210T185319Z.zonesmigr.attach
[Monday, February 10, 2014 06:53:19 PM GMT] ==== Starting: /usr/lib/brand/solaris10/attach zonesmigr /zonesmigr/s10zone ====
[Monday, February 10, 2014 06:53:19 PM GMT] Progress being logged to /var/log/zones/zoneadm.20140210T185319Z.zonesmigr.attach
[Monday, February 10, 2014 06:53:19 PM GMT] Pinning datasets under zonesmigr/s10zone
[Monday, February 10, 2014 06:53:19 PM GMT] Pinning zonesmigr/s10zone
[Monday, February 10, 2014 06:53:19 PM GMT] Log File: /var/log/zones/zoneadm.20140210T185319Z.zonesmigr.attach
cannot open 'zonesmigr/s10zone/rpool/ROOT': filesystem does not exist
[Monday, February 10, 2014 06:53:19 PM GMT] ERROR: Error: No active boot environment found.
[Monday, February 10, 2014 06:53:19 PM GMT] Unpinning datasets under zonesmigr/s10zone
[Monday, February 10, 2014 06:53:19 PM GMT] Unpinning zonesmigr/s10zone
[Monday, February 10, 2014 06:53:19 PM GMT] Result: Attach Failed.
[Monday, February 10, 2014 06:53:19 PM GMT] Exiting with exit code 254
[Monday, February 10, 2014 06:53:19 PM GMT] ==== Completed: /usr/lib/brand/solaris10/attach zonesmigr /zonesmigr/s10zone  ====

 

2) Installing a 'sparse' native zone from Solaris 10 to a branded Solaris 10 zone on Solaris 11 using "zoneadm -z zonename install" fails with error:

"The image was created with an incompatible libc.so.1 hwcap lofs mount."

 

Cause

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