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

Halting, Rebooting, Uninstalling, Cloning, and Deleting Non-Global Zones (Task Map)



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Halt a zone. 

The halt procedure is used to remove both the application environment and the virtual platform for a zone. The procedure returns a zone in the ready state to the installed state. To cleanly shut down a zone, see How to Use zlogin to Shut Down a Zone.

How to Halt a Zone

Reboot a zone. 

The reboot procedure halts the zone and then boots it again. 

How to Reboot a Zone

Uninstall a zone. 

Removes all of the files in the zone's root file system. Use this procedure with caution. The action is irreversible.

How to Uninstall a Zone

Provision a new non-global zone based on the configuration of an existing zone on the same system. 

Cloning a zone is an alternate, faster method of installing a zone. You must still configure the new zone before you can install it. 

Solaris 10 11/06: Cloning a Non-Global Zone on the Same System

Delete a non-global zone from the system. 

This procedure completely removes a zone from a system. 

Deleting a Non-Global Zone From the System