What's new in container manager

I have been trying to upload this stuff since long. Never managed to get the time or a good connection from home in the past.
We added a lot of cool features to Container Manager recently by means of 125830-03, 125831-03, 125832-03, 125833-03, 125834-03.
The main things there are:


  1. Container Migration wizard
  2. Zone replication with contents ( on same host and across multiple hosts )
  3. Zone attach and detach
  4. Zone privileges
  5. Zones and hosts search ( which will also show logical - physical mapping )
  6. A lot of Alarms Enhancements

This small demo shows some of the features in action.












Comments:

Amol, this is a great demo of SCM!

You should make a flash example for all of its features so we never have to demo it for customers again :)

Posted by Mike Kirk on April 25, 2007 at 10:04 PM IST #

Hi Where can we download this? thanks

Posted by Normand Schmid on April 27, 2007 at 05:48 AM IST #

Solaris Container Manager is part of Sun Management Center set of products and you can get it from: http://www.sun.com/software/products/sunmanagementcenter/index.xml After installing version 3.6.1, you need to appy one of the mentioned patches appropriate to the OS

Posted by Amol Chiplunkar on April 29, 2007 at 08:07 AM IST #

Dear Are these patches are available on sunsolve site? or where we have to install it? :)Thanks

Posted by Mohammed Tanvir on May 12, 2007 at 05:48 AM IST #

Yes, they are available on sunsolve:
Solaris 8 SPARC
Solaris 9 SPARC
Solaris 9 x86/64
Solaris 10 SPARC
Solaris 10 x86/64

Posted by Amol Chiplunkar on May 14, 2007 at 06:51 AM IST #

Hi Is it possible to use the Solaris Container Manager in Sun Management Console (The Single Point for Admin Tasks), because we wont use Install Sun Management Center 3.6. thanks

Posted by Jordan Catalano on May 22, 2007 at 04:13 PM IST #

The container manager console in sunmc 3.x releases is a web based console independent of the sunmc java or web console.

Posted by Amol Chiplunkar on May 28, 2007 at 05:25 AM IST #

A few questions regarding migration of the zones:

1) Assming that the filesystem where the zone resides is as shared filesystem will it be over NFS / iSCSI or SAN? Which is preferable and are there any benchmarks?

2) Before migrating when the zone is halted - does it mean that clients lose connectivity to the zones and all the applications need to be restarted again in the migrated zone?

These demo is good but not detailed enough to make any serious business decision.

Posted by Al on October 29, 2007 at 07:03 PM IST #

Good questions, Al.

The migration mechanism in demo moves the zone bits physically from one host to another via a secure http transfer. In a shared fs environment, it's not required, and that's precisely why there are "attach" and "detach" buttons. All one needs to do is, detach the zone, reconfigure the SAN and attach is to the destination host.
The application binaries and the data moves along with the zone. The applications need to be restarted either manually or via smf.

Posted by Amol on November 06, 2007 at 02:54 AM IST #

Do you have any container manager examples using the new version 4.0?
How would use zpool for zone migration in 4.0?

Posted by Ali Abbas on April 25, 2008 at 09:37 AM IST #

You should see a web/screen cast of 4.0 container manager pretty soon. Container Manager does not expose zfs integration with zones in the product.

Posted by Amol on April 25, 2008 at 09:53 AM IST #

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