In the following example, a ZFS file system is delegated to a non-global zone by a global administrator in the global zone.
# zonecfg -z zion zonecfg:zion> add dataset zonecfg:zion:dataset> set name=tank/zone/zion zonecfg:zion:dataset> end
Unlike adding a file system, this syntax causes the ZFS file system tank/zone/zion to be visible within the already configured zion zone. The zone administrator can set file system properties, as well as create children. In addition, the zone administrator can take snapshots, create clones, and otherwise control the entire file system hierarchy.
If you are using Solaris Live Upgrade to upgrade your ZFS BE with non-global zones, remove any delegated datasets before the Live Upgrade operation or the Live Upgrade operation will fail with a read-only file system error. For example:
zonecfg:zion> zonecfg:zion> remove dataset name=tank/zone/zion zonecfg:zion1> exit
For more information about what actions are allowed within zones, see Managing ZFS Properties Within a Zone.