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Operating Systems Solaris Can SunOS be virtualized?
# 8  
Old 08-06-2009
SunOS is customarily used to refer to Solaris V1.x ,i.e. SunOS V4.1.4 which was for Sparc processor only and could not be virtualised using Zones.

So, what Sun operating system are you using at your main/production site, what version and on what processor?
# 9  
Old 08-06-2009
If you're using a fully patched Solaris 10 then Zones are portable and can be cloned although the process is not as smooth and quick as VMWare's billion-dollar way of doing it (or so I'm told).
# 10  
Old 08-07-2009
Live / DR failover, assumes shared storage, mutual SAN, or some sort of replication. Storage to oneside, zones will allow you to move the application, as would RSF / SunCluster clustering software. So, clustering would cater for your needs too.

Centralised storage might be a bigger problem, as the live and dr systems will be in different physical locations ? Different IP addresses ??

Containers / zones - containers has some sort of resource control i.e. number of cpus / memory, zones are like containers but a more fluid set of resource controls.

Im currently do the same thing as you, looking at creating a DR of my live server, using zones / RSF.

SBK
# 11  
Old 08-07-2009
Same as everybody said, Zones and LDOMs on coolthreads systems.

Also, take a look at this:

Optimizing the Desktop Using Sun xVM VirtualBox - Blueprints - wikis.sun.com


I didn't use it though.
# 12  
Old 08-07-2009
xVM Virtual Box, like VMWare, is only available for the x86 architecture.

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