My Oracle Support Banner

Installing a kernel zone 11.3 inside a 11.4 using an AI manifest file is not possible (Doc ID 2466749.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 02, 2018

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

An Oracle Solaris Kernel Zone, also called a solaris-kz zone, is a non-global zone that has its own kernel and operating system that are separate from the global zone.
The separate kernel and OS installation provide for greater independence and enhanced security of operating system instances and applications.

To use all kernel zones features that are supported by Oracle Solaris 11.4, both the kernel zone and the kernel zone host must be running the Oracle Solaris 11.4 operating system.
The functionality of the kernel zone is limited to the functionality of the kernel zone host. For example, a kernel zone running Oracle Solaris 11.4 hosted on an Oracle Solaris 11.3 system is limited to features supported by the Oracle Solaris 11.3 version.
In this case, kernel zone live migration is not supported.

Changes

Global zone using 11.4 SRU2.

 

Further testings showed that:
-------------------------------

Global Zone - Solaris 11.3 SRU 36:

Kernel Zone 11.2 SRU 15 => works
Kernel Zone 11.3 SRU 36 => works
Kernel Zone 11.3 SRU 16 => works
Kernel Zone 11.4 SRU 2 =>  works

Global zone - Solaris 11.4 SRU 2:

Kernel Zone 11.2 SRU 15 => error
Kernel Zone 11.3 SRU 36 => error
Kernel Zone 11.3 SRU 35 => error
Kernel Zone 11.3 SRU 16 => error
Kernel Zone 11.4 SRU 2   =>  works            << It works only using the exact version as the global-zone

Cause

To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!


In this Document
Symptoms
Changes
Cause
Solution
References


My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.