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The ipkg brand installer supports installing the zone by using either of the following methods:
The default repository, the solaris publisher.
Zones software is minimized to start. However, a full rather than minimized zone can be produced by installing an incorporation. Although not exactly the same as the SVR4 package metacluster idea of installing "everything," because IPS has different concepts, this method provides a way to install more packages during initial zone configuration. For example, the redistributable incorporation includes most of the software available in the repository and consumes approximately 9.5 gigabytes of disk space:
global# zoneadm -z my-zone install -e redistributable
To install the same set of software that is installed on a standard system, use the approximately 3–gigabyte slim_install incorporation with the -e option.
See How to Install a Configured Zone for instructions.
An image of an installed system running the Oracle Solaris release.
The system image can be a cpio(1) archive or a pax(1) xustar archive. The cpio archive can be compressed with the gzip or bzip2 utilities. The image can also be a path to the top level of a system's root tree, or a pre-existing zone path.
To install the zone from a system image, either the -a or -d option is required. If neither the -a or -d option is used, the zone is installed from the software repository.
The installer options are shown in the following table. See How to Install a Configured Zone for example command lines.