RE: Migrating Old Oracle Versions on Sun Solaris 10 (Yikes!)

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Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2020 01:43:48 -0800
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Yes, Solaris Containers. That allows Solaris 10 to run on top the latest Solaris 11.

This was to provide a quick pathway to get the system to the new Data Center without having to make any changes at all.

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From: <> On Behalf Of Mladen Gogala Sent: Friday, December 11, 2020 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: Migrating Old Oracle Versions on Sun Solaris 10 (Yikes!)

Solaris containers? Docker, Kubernettes, OpenVZ and alike are simply Linux implementations of Solaris zones. Solaris zones are lightweight virtual machines which were SUN Microsystems response to IBM system partitioning. IBM could partition a big system into several smaller systems known as "lparts", with each lpart getting its exclusive memory, CPU and disk resources. Solaris zones were much more flexible and could share resources with so called "global zone". Docker and OpenVZ were just a logical continuation of the idea: lightweight "virtual machines" all using the central Linux kernel and being limited with memory, CPU and disk consumption. Linux containers are just a port of Solaris zones. Windows containers are an ungodly abomination with the "Start" button.

On 12/11/20 6:19 PM, wrote:
> You could run a Solaris server in new data center and port the solaris
> image into solaris containers.

Mladen Gogala
Database Consultant


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