Zones in Ops Center 2.5
By Owen Allen on Oct 07, 2009
One of the big deals in Ops Center 2.5 is the enhanced support for virtualization solutions such as Solaris Containers. It's something that we've been working on for a while - there was some support in 2.1 - but it's been beefed up a lot. So, what can you do with zones?
In Ops Center, zones are displayed like other assets. In the assets menu, they're displayed under the system that they're on. From there, you can monitor their resource utilization. You can do management actions like those you can do on other assets - boot them, shut them down, or delete them. You can also provision new global zones, and update the OSes for both global and local zones.
If you've created multiple zones through Ops Center, some other actions are available to you. You can migrate zones between containers. You can also manage the networks and storage associated with various zones.
So you can manage zones just like other assets via Ops Center, but you can also move them around and reassign resources for them remotely. I'll be doing some posts explaining how to perform some of these actions soon. You can also take a look at the zones section of the docs.