Setting Up Solaris/OpenSolaris Zones Virtualization

Solaris versions 10 and above on both X86 and Sparc hardware come with support for Zones installed as standard. Therefore, the steps to configure a system as a Zones host for use by Cloudmin are relatively simple :

  1. Download and install the latest version of Webmin from http://www.webmin.com/download.html . The commands to do this are :

    cd /tmp
    wget http://www.webmin.com/download/webmin-current.pkg.gz
    gunzip webmin-current.pkg.gz
    pkgadd -d webmin-current.pkg WSwebmin
    
    
  2. Login to Webmin at http://yourserver:10000/ as root with your system's root password, to make sure that it is running.
  3. Create the directory that Cloudmin will use for Zones filesystems, with the command

    mkdir /zones