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

ProcedureSolaris 10 8/07: How to Obtain the UUID of an Installed Non-Global Zone

A universally unique identifier (UUID) is assigned to a zone when it is installed. The UUID can be obtained by using zoneadm with the list subcommand and the -p option. The UUID is the fifth field of the display.

  1. View the UUIDs for zones that have been installed.

    global# zoneadm list -p

    You will see a display similar to the following:


Example 20–1 How to Use the UUID in a Command

global# zoneadm -z my-zone -u 61901255-35cf-40d6-d501-f37dc84eb504 list -v

If both -u uuid-match and -z zonename are present, the match is done based on the UUID first. If a zone with the specified UUID is found, that zone is used, and the -z parameter is ignored. If no zone with the specified UUID is found, then the system searches by the zone name.

About the UUID

Zones can be uninstalled and reinstalled under the same name with different contents. Zones can also be renamed without the contents being changed. For these reasons, the UUID is a more reliable handle than the zone name.

See Also

For more information, see zoneadm(1M) and libuuid(3LIB).