You can skip this procedure if you want to boot the zone and use it immediately. The transition through the ready state is performed automatically when you boot the zone.
You must be the global administrator in the global zone to perform this procedure.
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.
Use the zoneadm command with the -z option, the name of the zone, which is my-zone, and the ready subcommand to transition the zone to the ready state.
global# zoneadm -z my-zone ready
At the prompt, use the zoneadm list command with the -v option to verify the status.
global# zoneadm list -v
You will see a display that is similar to the following:
ID NAME STATUS PATH BRAND IP 0 global running / native shared 1 my-zone ready /export/home/my-zone native shared
Note that the unique zone ID 1 has been assigned by the system.