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

How Non-Global Zones Are Created

The global administrator uses the zonecfg command to configure a zone by specifying various parameters for the zone's virtual platform and application environment. The zone is then installed by the global administrator, who uses the zone administration command zoneadm to install software at the package level into the file system hierarchy established for the zone. The global administrator can log in to the installed zone by using the zlogin command. At first login, the internal configuration for the zone is completed. The zoneadm command is then used to boot the zone.

For information about zone configuration, see Chapter 17, Non-Global Zone Configuration (Overview). For information about zone installation, see Chapter 19, About Installing, Halting, Cloning, and Uninstalling Non-Global Zones (Overview). For information about zone login, see Chapter 21, Non-Global Zone Login (Overview).