System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System

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 zoneadm command is used to boot the zone. The global administrator can then log in to the installed zone by using the zlogin command. At first login, the internal configuration for the zone is completed.

For information about zone configuration, see Chapter 16, Non-Global Zone Configuration (Overview). For information about zone installation, see Chapter 18, About Installing, Halting, Uninstalling, and Cloning Non-Global Zones (Overview). For information about zone login, see Chapter 20, Non-Global Zone Login (Overview).