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

Using the zonecfg Command

The zonecfg command, which is described in the zonecfg(1M) man page, is used to configure a non-global zone. In the Solaris 10 8/07 release, this command can also be used to persistently specify the resource management settings for the global zone.

The zonecfg command can be used in interactive mode, in command-line mode, or in command-file mode. The following operations can be performed using this command:

The zonecfg prompt is of the following form:


When you are configuring a specific resource type, such as a file system, that resource type is also included in the prompt:


For more information, including procedures that show how to use the various zonecfg components described in this chapter, see Chapter 18, Planning and Configuring Non-Global Zones (Tasks).