System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System

lx Branded Zone Installation (Task Map)



For Instructions 

Obtain the Linux achives. 

Before you can install the lx branded zone, you must first obtain the Linux archives.

How to Obtain the Linux Archives

Install a configured lx branded zone.

Install a zone that is in the configured state. 

How to Install an lx Branded Zone

(Optional) Install a subset of the available packages. 

When installing from CD or ISO images, you can install a subset of the packages on the install media. 

How to Install a Subset of the Packages

(Optional) Enable networking in the zone. 

Networking is disabled by default and must be enabled if you want this functionality. 

How to Enable Networking in an lx Branded Zone

Obtain the universally unique identifier (UUID) for the zone. 

This separate identifier, assigned when the zone is installed, is an alternate way to identify a zone. 

How to Obtain the UUID of an Installed Branded Zone

(Optional) Transition an installed zone to the ready state. 

You can skip this procedure if you want to boot the zone and use it immediately.  

(Optional) Placing an Installed lxBranded Zone in the Ready State

Boot an lx branded zone.

Booting a zone places the zone in the running state. A zone can be booted from the ready state or from the installed state.  

How to Boot an lx Branded Zone

Boot a zone in single-user mode. 

Boots only to milestone svc:/milestone/single-user:default. This milestone is equivalent to init level s. See the init(1M) and svc.startd(1M) man pages.

How to Boot a Zone in Single-User Mode