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Non-global zones are installed and configured on the first reboot after the global zone is installed.
When a system is installed using AI, non-global zones can be installed on that system by using the configuration element in the AI manifest. See Zone Specification in the Global Zone AI Manifest for information about the configuration element.
When the system first boots after the global zone installation, the zones self-assembly SMF service (svc:/system/zones-install:default) configures and installs each non-global zone defined in the global zone AI manifest. See Non-Global Zone Configuration and Installation Data for information about the data used to install the non-global zones.
If the zone is configured with autoboot=true, the system/zones-install service boots the zone after the zone is installed.
Labeled zones can be created and installed using the system/zones-install service. Labeled zones are autobooted only if the zone is configured with autoboot=true and the global zone is also labeled. After AI has installed the global zone and the system/zones-install service has created and installed the labeled non-global zones, you can make the necessary changes to make the global zone labeled. On reboot of the system, the svc:/system/zones:default service boots any labeled zones that have set autoboot=true.
The system/zones-install service remains online but will not process new configuration information until restarted. You should not disable or enable the system/zones-install service. You should only restart this service.
To monitor non-global zone installation, monitor the system/zones-install service or the output of zoneadm list -cv.
Zones are not installed if any of the following errors occurs:
A zone config file is not syntactically correct.
A collision exists among zone names, zone paths, or delegated ZFS datasets in the set of zones to be installed
Required datasets are not configured in the global zone.