p2v is not a new feature. but i just tried it.

p2v is physical to virtual. which means you can migrate solaris from real HW to solaris zone.

  1. create zone on solaris11.

[email protected]:~# zonecfg -z liuedy-z10

Use ‘create’ to begin configuring a new zone.

zonecfg:liuedy-z10> create -b

zonecfg:liuedy-z10> set brand=solaris10

zonecfg:liuedy-z10> set zonepath=/zone/liuedy-z10

zonecfg:liuedy-z10> set autoboot=true

zonecfg:liuedy-z10> add net

zonecfg:liuedy-z10:net> set address=10.240.3.180

zonecfg:liuedy-z10:net> set physical=net0

zonecfg:liuedy-z10:net> end

zonecfg:liuedy-z10> info

zonename: liuedy-z10

zonepath: /zone/liuedy-z10

brand: solaris10

autoboot: true

bootargs:

pool:

limitpriv:

scheduling-class:

ip-type: exclusive

hostid:

fs-allowed:

net:

address: 10.240.3.180

allowed-address not specified

configure-allowed-address: true

physical: net0

defrouter not specified

zonecfg:liuedy-z10> verify

net: address cannot be specified if ip-type = exclusive

ip-type is set to ‘exclusive’ by default.

liuedy-z10: Invalid argument

zonecfg:liuedy-z10> set ip-type=shared

zonecfg:liuedy-z10> verify

zonecfg:liuedy-z10> commit

zonecfg:liuedy-z10> exit

[email protected]:~# zoneadm list -civ

ID NAME STATUS PATH BRAND IP

0 global running / solaris shared

– liuedy-z10 configured /zone/liuedy-z10 solaris10 shared

  1. create flash archive of old solaris.

// -S don’t cacluate the archive size. -L method cpio

[[email protected] ~]# flarcreate -S -n sol10_new -L cpio /net/10.240.3.210/export/zone/flash_store/sol10_new.flar

Archive format requested is cpio

Full Flash

Checking integrity…

Integrity OK.

Running precreation scripts…

Precreation scripts done.

Creating the archive…

2464714 blocks

Archive creation complete.

Running postcreation scripts…

Postcreation scripts done.

Running pre-exit scripts…

Pre-exit scripts done.

[[email protected] ~]#

  1. install the zone

[email protected]:~# zoneadm -z liuedy-z10 install -p -a /export/zone/flash_store/sol10_new.flar

Progress being logged to /var/log/zones/zoneadm.20121120T061159Z.liuedy-z10.install

Installing: This may take several minutes…

Postprocessing: This may take a while…

Postprocess: Updating the image to run within a zone

Postprocess: Migrating data

from: rpool/export/zone/liuedy-z10/rpool/ROOT/zbe-0

to: rpool/export/zone/liuedy-z10/rpool/export

Postprocess: A backup copy of /export is stored at /export.backup.20121120T061735Z.

It can be deleted after verifying it was migrated correctly.

Result: Installation completed successfully.

Log saved in non-global zone as /export/zone/liuedy-z10/root/var/log/zones/zoneadm.20121120T061159Z.liuedy-z10.install

[email protected]:~# zoneadm list -civ

ID NAME STATUS PATH BRAND IP

0 global running / solaris shared

– liuedy-z10 installed /export/zone/liuedy-z10 solaris10 shared

[email protected]:~# zoneadm -z liuedy-z10 boot

[email protected]:~# zoneadm list -civ

ID NAME STATUS PATH BRAND IP

0 global running / solaris shared

5 liuedy-z10 running /export/zone/liuedy-z10 solaris10 shared

[email protected]:~# zlogin -C liuedy-z10

[Connected to zone ‘liuedy-z10’ console]

beisoltest02 console login:

Issue met before.

Postprocessing: This may take a while…

Postprocess: Updating the image to run within a zone

Postprocess: ERROR: SMF repository unavailable.

Postprocess: ERROR: Failed to boot zone to single user mode.

Postprocess: ERROR: Postprocessing failed.

Result: Postprocessing failed.

this is caused by the patch level doesn’t match the necessary for migration. so it’s a good idea to keep the system up to date.

upgrade from SunOS 5.10/Generic_137138-09 to Generic_147441-25 fixed the issue.