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BRANDS(5)							     BRANDS(5)

       brands - 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.

   Device Support
       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:

       │Interface Stability │ Evolving	      │

       mdb(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)

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