System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System

ProcedureHow to Clone a Zone from an Existing Snapshot

You can clone a source zone multiple times from an existing snapshot that was originally taken when you cloned a zone.

You must be the global administrator in the global zone to perform this procedure.

  1. Become superuser, or assume the Primary Administrator role.

    To create the role and assign the role to a user, see Using the Solaris Management Tools With RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

  2. Configure the zone zone2.

  3. Specify that an existing snapshot be used to create new-zone2.

    global# zoneadm -z zone2 clone -s zeepool/zones/my-zone@SUNWzone1 my-zone

    The system displays:

    Cloning snapshot zeepool/zones/my-zone@SUNWzone1

    The zoneadm command validates the software from the snapshot SUNWzone1, and clones the snapshot.

  4. List the zones on the system.

    ID  NAME     STATUS       PATH                           BRAND      IP
     0  global   running      /                              native     shared
     -  my-zone  installed    /zeepool/zones/my-zone         native     shared
     -  zone1    installed    /zeepool/zones/zone1           native     shared
     -  zone2    installed    /zeepool/zones/zone2           native     shared