System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones

Solaris 10 6/06, Solaris 10 11/06, Solaris 10 8/07, and Solaris 10 5/08: Do Not Place the Root File System of a Non-Global Zone on ZFS

The zonepath of a non-global zone should not reside on ZFS for these releases. This action might result in patching problems and possibly prevent the system from being upgraded to a later Solaris 10 update release.

Note that the root file system of a non-global zone can reside on ZFS starting with the Solaris 10 10/08 release. Solaris Live Upgrade can then be used to upgrade the system.