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System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris 8 Containers     Oracle Solaris Legacy Containers
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1.  Introduction to Solaris 8 Containers

2.  Obtaining and Installing the Software

3.  Assessing a Solaris 8 System and Creating an Archive

4.  Configuring a solaris8 Zone

5.  Installing the solaris8 Zone

6.  Booting a Zone and Zone Migration

About Booting the Zone

How to Boot the Zone

Migrating a solaris8 Zone to Another Host

About Detaching and Attaching the Zone

Zone Migration and Initial Boot

7.  About Zone Login and Post-Installation Configuration

8.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Solaris 8 Branded Zones Problems

A.  solaris8(5) Man Page


About Booting the 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. A zone in the installed state that is booted transparently transitions through the ready state to the running state. Zone login is allowed for zones in the running state.

How to Boot the Zone

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

  1. Become superuser, or assume the Primary Administrator role.
  2. Use the zoneadm command with the -z option, the name of the zone, which is s8-zone, and the boot subcommand to boot the zone.
    global# zoneadm -z s8-zone boot
  3. When the boot completes, use the list subcommand 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  s8-zone  running      /export/home/s8-zone         solaris8     shared

See Also

For more information on booting zones and boot options, see Chapter 20, Installing, Booting, Halting, Uninstalling, and Cloning Non-Global Zones (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones.