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Old 12-10-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
felbvts
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Can linux containerize itself?


Hi all,

I know that Sun has zones and HP has containers. Does Linux have anything like that?

We are trying to minimize cost of Oracle on a large server that requires the app and db coupled on the same server.

Thanks in advance for your help!
 
Old 12-10-2009, 11:37 AM   #2
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If I understand Solaris correctly, the zones are Sun's way of creating virtual environments for running other OSs. In Linux, you can use Xen, VirtualBox, or a couple of others whose names escape me at the moment.

You cant find more using www.google.com/linux for Linux related issues. Search keyword virtualization.
 
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:39 AM   #3
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There is now a virtualization board here on LQ, so you might check that out.
 
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:03 PM   #4
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You might want to look into chroot jails. I am not too familiar with "zones", but the concept always seemed to me quite similar to this of chroot jails.
 
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:50 PM   #5
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Thank you!
 
Old 12-14-2009, 08:17 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by bigrigdriver View Post
If I understand Solaris correctly, the zones are Sun's way of creating virtual environments for running other OSs.
Actually not. Zones are primarily used to support creating virtual environments running the very same kernel. Linux closest equivalents are VServer, OpenVZ and FreeVPS.
 
  


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