Creating and Using Oracle® Solaris Zones

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Updated: May 2015

How to Shutdown a Zone

The shut down procedure cleanly shuts down the zone.

You must be the global administrator or a user with appropriate authorizations in the global zone to perform this procedure.

  1. Become an administrator.

    For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .

  2. List the zones running on the system.
    global# zoneadm list -v

    You will see a display that is similar to the following:

    ID  NAME     STATUS       PATH                           BRAND      IP
     0  global   running      /                              solaris    shared
     1  my-zone  running      /zones/my-zone                 solaris    excl  
  3. Use the zoneadm command with the –z option, the name of the zone, for example, my-zone, and the shutdown subcommand shut down the given zone.
    global# zoneadm -z my-zone shutdown
  4. Also specify the –r option to reboot the zone.
    global# zoneadm -z my-zone shutdown -r boot_options

    See Example 3–3.

  5. List the zones running on the system to confirm that the zone has been shut down.
    global# zoneadm list -v