BRANDS(5)BRANDS(5)NAMEbrands - alternate operating environments for non-global zones
The branded zone (BrandZ) framework extends the Solaris Zones infra‐
structure described in zones(5) to include the creation of brands,
which provide non-global zones that contain non-native operating envi‐
The term "brand" can refer to a wide range of operating environments.
All brand management is performed as extensions to the current zones
Every zone is configured with an associated brand. The brand type is
used to determine which scripts are executed when a zone is installed
and booted. In addition, a zone's brand is used to properly identify
the correct application type at application launch time. The default
brand is determined by the installed distribution in the global zone.
A branded zone will support exactly one brand of non-native binary,
which means that a branded zone provides a single operating environ‐
ment. Once a zone has been assigned a brand, that brand cannot be
changed or removed.
BrandZ extends the zones tools in the following ways:
o A brand is an attribute of a zone, set at zone create time.
o The zonecfg tool (see zonecfg(1M)) is used to set a zone's
brand type and configure the zone.
o The zoneadm tool (see zoneadm(1M)) is used to report a
zone's brand type and administer the zone.
The devices supported by each zone are documented in the man pages and
other documentation for that brand. The zones infrastructure detects
any attempt to add an unsupported device and issues a warning to the
administrator. If the administrator chooses to add an unsupported
device despite that warning, that device might or might not work as
expected. The configuration will be untested and unsupported.
See attributes(5) for a description of the following attributes:
│ ATTRIBUTE TYPE │ ATTRIBUTE VALUE │
│Interface Stability │ Evolving │
SEE ALSOmdb(1), zlogin(1), zonename(1), dtrace(1M), in.rlogind(1M), sshd(1M),
zoneadm(1M), zonecfg(1M), kill(2), priocntl(2), getzoneid(3C),
ucred_get(3C), getzoneid(3C), proc(4), attributes(5), lx(5), native(5),
privileges(5), zones(5), lx_systrace(7D), crgetzoneid(9F)
Jul 29, 2009 BRANDS(5)