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

Procedure(Optional) How to Verify a Configured Zone Before It Is Installed

You can verify a zone prior to installing it. If you skip this procedure, the verification is performed automatically when you install the zone.

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

  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. Verify a configured zone named my-zone by using the -z option with the name of the zone and the verify subcommand.

    global# zoneadm -z my-zone verify

    This message regarding verification of the zone path will be displayed:

    Warning: /export/home/my-zone does not exist, so it cannot be verified.
    When 'zoneadm install' is run, 'install' will try to create
    /export/home1/my-zone, and 'verify' will be tried again,
    but the 'verify' may fail if:
    the parent directory of /export/home/my-zone is group- or other-writable
    /export/home1/my-zone overlaps with any other installed zones.

    However, if an error message is displayed and the zone fails to verify, make the corrections specified in the message and try the command again.

    If no error messages are displayed, you can install the zone.