[CentOS] Equivalent to Solaris Zones?

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Mon Sep 24 19:43:17 UTC 2007

Andy Harrison wrote:
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> I just wondered if there was an equivalent to Solaris Zones available
> for Linux.  Not necessarily a full blown separate operating system
> like vmware, but more like chroot on steroids...

Xen allows one to create fully virtualized virtual machines via hardware
virtualization and para-virtualized "Xen" machines.

In this regard it is probably more functional then Zones and if the
PV machines are properly designed it should be more reliable.

I think Sun released a Xen PV enabled version of the Solaris kernel
recently, so you could run Zones in a Solaris PV under Xen, if you
were so inclined...


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