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Solaris Cluster Zones or Zone Cluster Nodes and Dynamically Add New Devices Restrictions Explained (Doc ID 2025044.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 31, 2021

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster - Version 3.2 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)


Explaining when the new introduced feature
Solaris 11.2 - Live Zone Reconfiguration
will become available for Solaris Cluster Zone Cluster configurations.


When adding new disk devices to a Solaris Cluster 4.x controlled Zone or a Zone Cluster node the zone has to be rebooted in order to enable the zone to use these new devices. Details in:
Oracle Solaris Cluster Software Installation Guide - Adding Storage Devices to a Zone Cluster

This was a normal behavior for all Solaris zones/containers untill Solaris release 11.2. This limitation was not unique to Solaris Cluster but was a Solaris limitation of how zones were configured.

The cause for this behavior was a design and implementation with how zones handled adding or deleting all types of resources like memory, cpu or disks.


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