I have created a Solaris 10 branded zone on Solaris 11 SPARC system. Can I use clone option to clone the Solaris 10 zone to make a copy like we usually do with Sparse zones? Or is there any different way to clone the branded zones? Please point me to the document.
$ cat /etc/release
Oracle Solaris 11.1 SPARC
Copyright (c) 1983, 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
Assembled 19 September 2012
$ zoneadm list -iv
ID NAME STATUS PATH BRAND IP
0 global running / solaris shared
1 s10-zone1 running /zones/s10-zone1 solaris10 excl
Yes, you can clone a Solaris 10 zone running on Solaris 11. The only difference in the way it works is that you provide it a sysidcfg file to be applied after unconfiguration of the cloned zone. Look at solaris10(5) manual page for details. This probably should be covered in the product docs, so will ping our docs team.
Is having the sysidcfg file mandatory for Branded zones? I think, I have never used them in the Sparse Zones. I had different files for configuration like /etc/defaultrouter, /etc/hosts, etc.. I guess in Branded zones, you do not need to have these files present or configured.. just have sysidcfg file, right? Or?