Effortless Upgrade: Solaris 9 System to Solaris 9 Container
By Jeff Victor on May 02, 2008
This is particularly interesting for Sun's CMT systems - those systems based on the UltraSPARC-T1, -T2, and -T2+ (aka Niagara, Niagara 2, Niagara 2+). Those systems are well known for the high performance-per-watt characteristics, an important consideration as data centers exhaust their power capacity and the price of fossil fuels rise.
Solaris 8 (and 9) Containers can also take advantage of the impressive scalability of the Sun SPARC Enterprise M-series systems - from 4 to 64 dual-core SPARC CPUs. Because of the ability to mix Solaris 8 Containers and Solaris 9 Containers, alongside Solaris 10 Containers, you can move dozens of older SPARC systems into just a few new SPARC systems.
You can find product details, a videotaped demonstration, and free download at http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/containers/index.jsp.