Solaris Zones actor adapter requests and responses

The adapter requests for the actor adapter use a set of elements to invoke an SSH API call on the Solaris computer. The set of elements used to make an API call is referred to as an operation.

You can use the information in this topic with the Call Adapter activity to create an adapter request. For detailed instructions about how to use the Call Adapter activity, see Call Adapter activity and Creating and configuring the Call Adapter activity.

The actor adapter can perform the following categories of operations:

  • Basic Zone operations
  • Advanced Zone operations
  • Configure Zone operations

The actor adapter supports the operations that are categorized and described in the following table:



Adapter operations

Type

Process name

Description

Basic Zone operations

Boot Zone

Boots the specified Zone, only if the Zone is in the halted or installed state

Basic Zone operations

Reboot Zone

Reboots the specified Zone, only if the Zone is in the running state

Basic Zone operations

Install Zone

Installs the Zone operating system files in the specified zone path
This operation also changes the state of the Zone from the configured state to the installed state.

Basic Zone operations

Uninstall Zone

Uninstalls all files under the root file system of the specified Zone
This operation also changes the state of the Zone from the installed state to the configured state.

Basic Zone operations

Halt Zone

Removes the application environment and the virtual platform for the specified Zone
This operation also changes the state of the Zone from the running state to the installed state.

Basic Zone operations

Ready Zone

Changes the state of the specified Zone to ready and prepares the virtual platform to initiate the execution of user processes

Advanced Zone operations

Move Zone

Moves the Zone to the specified location on the same Solaris host computer, by changing the zone path
For this operation to execute, the Zone must be in the halted state.

Configure Zone operations

Create Zone

Creates a new Zone with the basic parameters

Configure Zone operations

Create Zone With Custom Settings

Creates a new Zone with advanced configuration options
This operation enables you to add virtual devices, such as a virtual hard disk or a virtual ethernet card, while creating the Zone.

Configure Zone operations

Create Zone From Template

Creates a new Zone by using the specified Zone template
The template must exist on the local Solaris host.

Configure Zone operations

Clone Zone

Creates a new Zone on a Solaris host computer by copying the Zone data from a source zone path to a target zone path
You can perform the Clone Zone operation only for Zones in the installed or running state.

Configure Zone operations

Delete Zone

Deletes the specified Zone

Configure Zone operations

Retrieve Zone Configuration

Retrieves the configuration parameters of the specified Zone

Configure Zone operations

Update Zone Configuration

Updates one or more configuration parameters of the specified Zone
This operation enables you to add or remove hard disks, CD-ROMs, or ethernet adapters from a Zone.

Note

The <user-name> that you specify for any operation must have the superuser role.

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