Client installation on Oracle Solaris (BigFix scenario)

To ensure that the capacity data is properly collected from computers that are running on the Oracle Solaris virtualization, install the BigFix client on all required operating systems, zones and domains. Then, set up capacity scans on each endpoint.

Installation order

Install the BigFix client in the following order:
  1. Global zone in the Control Domain (if it exists)
  2. Global zones
  3. Local zones and Kernel zones

You might change the order and install the BigFix client on the computers in the local zone first. As a result, these computers have the No Host Scan Data status until you install the BigFix client on the computers in the global zone.

Requirements

The HOSTID values on a local zone and its parent global zone must be the same to match the guest and host system. Otherwise, License Metric Tool is unable to properly build information about the virtualization structure. As a result, guest operating systems have the No Host Scan Data status.

Examples

The following examples of possible installation scenarios describe in what order you might install the BigFix client on computers in the global and local zones.

Scenario   Applicable for
Solaris x86 SPARC
To discover an application that is installed on operating system 2 (local zone), install the client in the following order:
  1. Operating system 1 (global zone)
  2. Operating system 2 (local zone)
Oracle server zones
9.2.14 To discover an application that is installed on operating system 3 (local zone), install the client in the following order:
  1. Operating system 1 (global zone)
  2. Operating system 2 (global zone in the Kernel Zone)
  3. Operating system 3 (local zone in the Kernel Zone)
Oracle server zones
To discover an application that is installed on operating system 4 (local zone on a Logical Domain that is not the Control Domain), install the client in the following order:
  1. Operating system 1 (global zone in the Control Domain)
  2. Operating system 3 (global zone of operating system 4 in the Logical Domain)
  3. Operating system 4
Oracle server logical domains
 
To discover an application that is installed on operating system 2, install the client in the following order:
  1. Operating system 1 (global zone in the Control Domain)
  2. Operating system 2
Oracle server logical domains
 
9.2.15 To discover an application that is installed on operating system 5 (local zone in the Kernel Zone), install the client in the following order:
  1. Operating system 1 (global zone in the Control Domain)
  2. Operating system 3 (global zone of operating system 4 in the Logical Domain)
  3. Operating system 4 (global zone of operating system 5 in the Kernel Zone)
  4. Operating system 5
Oracle server logical domains