System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System

ProcedureHow to Install the Zone

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

  2. Install the configured zone s-zone by using the zoneadm command with the install -a option and the path to the archive.

    global# zoneadm -z s-zone install -u -a /net/machine_name/s-system.flar

    You will see various messages as the installation completes. This can take some time.

    When the installation completes, use the list subcommand with the -i and -v options to list the installed zones and verify the status.


If an installation fails, review the log file. On success, the log file is in two places: /var/tmp in the global zone, and /var/log inside the zone. On failure, the log file is in /var/tmp.

If a zone installation is interrupted or fails, the zone is left in the incomplete state. Use uninstall -F to reset the zone to the configured state.