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

ProcedureHow to Boot an lx Branded 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.

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

Tip –

Note that you cannot boot a branded zone on a Trusted Solaris system that has labels enabled.

  1. 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.

  2. Use the zoneadm command with the -z option, the name of the zone, which is lx-zone, and the boot subcommand to boot the zone.

    global# zoneadm -z lx-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  lx-zone  running      /export/home/lx-zone  lx         shared

Example 35–5 Specifying Boot Arguments for Zones

Boot a zone using the -i altinit option:

global# zoneadm -z lx-zone boot -- -i /path/to/process


If a message indicating that the system was unable to find the netmask to be used for the IP address specified in the zone's configuration displays, see netmasksWarning Displayed When Booting Zone. Note that the message is only a warning and the command has succeeded.